albern translation | German-English dictionary

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albern

  
al•bern  
1       adj   silly, stupid, foolish  
inf   (=lächerlich)   stupid, silly, ridiculous  
albernes Zeug      (silly) nonsense  
2       adv   [klingen]   silly  
sich albern benehmen      to act silly   (=Quatsch machen)   to fool about   (Brit)  or around  
albern fragen      to ask a silly question  
3       vi   to fool about   (Brit)  or around  
ich weiß, ich bin unwiderstehlich, alberte er      I know I'm irresistible, he said jokingly  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

Alben, Albe, Albaner, anlabern

albern fragen exp.
to ask a silly question

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to act silly ; to fool about {or} around
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'albern' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
sei nicht albern!
exp.
sie plauderten albern weiter
exp.
mit diesem Hut komme ich mir albern {oder} lächerlich vor
exp.
sei nicht albern
exp.
sei nicht albern
"albern": examples and translations in context
Selbst seine Anzüge sehen albern aus. Even his suits, they look silly.
Nicht so albern wie du meinst. - Not as silly as you think.
So albern waren wir mit 14 nicht mehr. At 14 we weren't that stupid any more.
Das ist albern, was wir hier machen. This is stupid, what we do here.
Florindo, etwas albern wie alle sentimentalen Kavaliere. Florindo, slightly ridiculous... like all sentimental cavaliers.
Ich hörte vom Hilfesystem, aber das ist albern. I've heard of the buddy system, but this is ridiculous.
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