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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  
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Ach, Acht, auch, Ac

ach so! exp.
I see! ; aha! ; of course!

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
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oh yes
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oh dear! ; oh dear(ie) me!
exp.
(my) God! ; (oh) well ; (oh) you know
exp.
come on!
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oh Lord! ; oh heavens!
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oh no! ; really! ; no, no!
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nonsense!
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so that's why!
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rubbish! ; nonsense!
exp.
oh really? ; do you/does he {etc} really?
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balderdash! ; fiddlesticks!
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(oh) crumbs! ; blast!
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by the skin of one's teeth
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oh my hero!
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goodness gracious!
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you poor thing! ; poor you!
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well I'm blowed {or} I'll be damned!
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oh my goodness! ; oh heavens!
exp.
bloody hell! ; Jesus Christ!
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'ach' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
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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
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ach so? ; ach wirklich?
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"ach": examples and translations in context
Ja, ach, die brauchen sich ja auch wegen nichts zu schämen. Yes, well, they don't have anything to feel ashamed about.
Ach, ach ich kann es mir schon denken. Well, I can guess already.
Und, ach, mein Geschmack ist es eher altmodisch. And, alas, my taste, it is rather old-fashioned.
Aber ach, derlistige Nordwind hatte andere Pläne. Alas, the clever North Wind had other plans.
Um realistisch zu sein, sollten wir nicht zu viel erwarten - außer, ach, vielleicht noch mehr Tod und Zerstörung -, bis die Präsidentschaftswahlen in den USA vorbei sind. To be realistic, we should not expect too much - except, alas, perhaps more death and destruction - until after the US presidential elections.
Ach, ach, ach, wenn das mal nicht Eric Northman ist, der da an meiner Türe klopft. Well, well, well, if it isn't Eric Northman who's come a-knockin' on my door.
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