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ach  

1       interj   oh  
poet auch   O  ,   (bedauernd auch)    alas old   liter  
ach nein!      oh no!,   (überrascht)    no!, really!,   (ablehnend)    no, no!  
ach nein, ausgerechnet der!      well, well, him of all people  
ach so!      I see!, aha!   (=ja richtig)   of course!  
ach was or wo!      of course not  
ach was or wo, das ist doch nicht so schlimm!      come on now, it's not that bad  
ach was or wo, das ist nicht nötig!      no, no that's not necessary  
ach wirklich?      oh really?, do you/does he etc really?  
ach je!      oh dear!, oh dear(ie) me!  
2       adv  
geh   ach so schnell/schön etc      oh so quickly/lovely etc  


Ach      nt  
mit Ach und Krach      inf   by the skin of one's teeth inf     
eine Prüfung mit Ach und Krach bestehen      to scrape through an exam (by the skin of one's teeth)  
ich habe die Behandlung überstanden, aber nur mit Ach und Weh      I had the treatment but I screamed blue murder   (Brit)   inf   inf  or bloody murder   
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

Ach, Acht, auch, Ac

ach ja! exp.
oh yes

Entry related to:ja

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
oh dear! ; oh dear(ie) me!
exp.
I see! ; aha! ; of course!
exp.
oh no! ; really! ; no, no!
exp.
come on!
exp.
(my) God! ; (oh) well ; (oh) you know
exp.
oh Lord! ; oh heavens!
exp.
nonsense!
exp.
so that's why!
exp.
rubbish! ; nonsense!
exp.
oh really? ; do you/does he {etc} really?
exp.
balderdash! ; fiddlesticks!
exp.
(oh) crumbs! ; blast!
exp.
oh my hero!
exp.
by the skin of one's teeth
exp.
you poor thing! ; poor you!
exp.
well I'm blowed {or} I'll be damned!
exp.
goodness gracious!
exp.
bloody hell! ; Jesus Christ!
exp.
oh my goodness! ; oh heavens!
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'ach' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
ach ja
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ach wo!
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ach wirklich?
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ach, hör auf!
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ach, was solls!
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ach, was solls!
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ach ja, das stimmt
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ach ja, eigentlich schon
exp.
ach so? ; ach wirklich?

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