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elend

  
e•lend  
1       adj  
a    (=unglücklich, jämmerlich)   pej   (=gemein)   wretched, miserable  
(=krank)  
wretched, awful inf  , ill    pred     
mir ist ganz elend      I feel really awful inf  or wretched  
mir wird ganz elend, wenn ich daran denke      I feel quite ill when I think about it, thinking about it makes me feel quite ill  
b    inf   (=sehr groß)   [Hunger, Hitze]   awful, dreadful  
(=sehr schlecht)  
[Wetter, Kälte, Leistung]   wretched, dreadful, miserable
2       adv  
a    (=schlecht)   wretchedly, miserably  
elend aussehen      to look awful inf  or wretched  
sich elend fühlen      to feel awful inf  or wretched  
b    inf   (=schlimm)   dreadfully, terribly  
ich habe elend gefroren      I was miserably or terribly cold  
da bin ich elend betrogen worden      I was cheated terribly  
es war elend heiß/kalt      it was awfully or dreadfully hot/miserably or dreadfully or terribly cold  


Elend   E•lend      nt   , -(e)s   no pl   (=Unglück, Not)   misery, distress  
(=Verwahrlosung)  
squalor  
(=Armut)  
poverty, penury  
ein Bild des Elends      a picture of misery/squalor  
ins Elend geraten      to fall into poverty, to be reduced to penury, to become destitute  
im (tiefsten) Elend leben      to live in (abject) misery/squalor/poverty  
jdn/sich (selbst) ins Elend stürzen      to plunge sb/oneself into misery/poverty  
wie das leibhaftige Elend aussehen      inf   to look really awful inf  or terrible inf     
(wie) ein Häufchen Elend      inf   (looking) a picture of misery  
das heulende Elend      inf   the blues    pl   inf     
da kann man das heulende Elend kriegen      inf   it's enough to make you scream inf     
es ist ein Elend mit ihm      inf   he makes you want to weep inf  , he's hopeless  
es ist ein Elend, ...      inf   it's heartbreaking ...  
    lang       adj, b  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

Elend, Elen, eilends, eilen

elend aussehen exp.
to look awful {or} wretched

Entry related to:elend

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to live in misery/squalor/poverty
exp.
to fall into poverty ; to be reduced to penury ; to become destitute
exp.
to feel awful {or} wretched
exp.
to plunge sb into misery
[Liter.]
exp.
it was awfully {or} dreadfully hot/miserably {or} dreadfully {or} terribly cold
exp.
to live in abject misery/squalor/poverty
exp.
to plunge sb/oneself into misery/poverty
jdn/sich selbst ins Elend stürzen
exp.
to plunge sb into misery
exp.
I was miserably {or} terribly cold
n.
poverty, misfortune
exp.
to look really awful {or} terrible
exp.
it's heartbreaking ...
exp.
he makes you want to weep ; he's hopeless
exp.
I was cheated terribly
exp.
it's enough to make you scream
exp.
to be a (real) beanpole
exp.
he died like a dog
er ist elendig {oder} elendiglich verreckt
exp.
the blues
exp.
a picture of misery
exp.
I feel really awful {or} wretched
exp.
looking a picture of misery
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'elend' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
im Elend sterben
exp.
sich elend fühlen
exp.
sich elend fühlen
exp.
elend vor Hunger/Kälte
exp.
das Elend des Krieges
exp.
sich elend {oder} mies fühlen
exp.
Obdachlosigkeit und Elend werden hier zur Norm
exp.
ein Leben, das ein einziges Elend ist
exp.
sich ständig fortsetzendes Elend

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