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lesen

  
[1]   le•sen     ( las)   pret   ( gelesen)   ptp  
1       vti  
a    [Geschriebenes]   to read   (auch Comput)  ,   (Eccl)   [Messe]   to say  
hier/in der Zeitung steht or ist zu lesen, dass ...      it says here/in the paper that ...  
die Schrift ist kaum zu lesen      the writing is scarcely legible  
    Leviten  
b    (=deuten)   [Gedanken]   to read  
jdm (sein Schicksal) aus der Hand lesen      to read sb's palm  
in den Sternen lesen      to read or see in the stars  
aus ihren Zeilen habe ich einen Vorwurf/eine gewisse Unsicherheit gelesen      I could tell from what she had written that she was reproaching me/felt a certain amount of uncertainty  
etw in jds Augen/Miene ($) lesen      dat   to see sth in sb's eyes/from sb's manner  
es war in ihrem Gesicht zu lesen      it was written all over her face, you could see it in her face  
c      (Univ)   to lecture  
er liest Englisch an der Universität      he lectures in English at the university  
2       vr  
[Buch, Bericht etc]  
to read  
bei diesem Licht liest es sich nicht gut      this light isn't good for reading (in)  
sich in den Schlaf lesen      to read oneself to sleep  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
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lesen   [2]   le•sen     ( las)   pret   ( gelesen)   ptp    vt  
a    (=sammeln)   [Trauben, Beeren]   to pick  ,   (nach der Ernte)    [Ähren]   to glean
b    (=verlesen)   [Erbsen, Linsen etc]   to sort  
[Salat]   to clean

Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  

See also:

Lese, leasen, Leserin, Lesering

! lesen n.
TO READ

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to read {or} correct (the) proofs ; to do (the) proofreading ({bei etw} for sth) ; to proofread ({bei etw} sth)
exp.
to read music
exp.
to glean (corn)
exp.
to mapread
exp.
to do the final (proof)read
exp.
to read jerkily {or} haltingly
exp.
to read sb's mind {or} thoughts
exp.
by reading sections
exp.
reading matter
exp.
to glance {or} skim through sth
exp.
to be interesting
exp.
to skim through sth
exp.
to read {or} see in the stars ; to read the stars
exp.
to read lips
exp.
to read a notice of {or} about sth
exp.
to haul sb over the coals ; to read sb the riot act
exp.
to read sb the riot act
exp.
to skim {or} flick through a book
exp.
to read between the lines
exp.
to read extracts from sth
exp.
to read a magazine right through ; to read a magazine from cover to cover
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'lesen' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
laut lesen
exp.
Korrektur lesen
exp.
Spanisch lesen können
exp.
jds Gedanken lesen
exp.
das Kleingedruckte lesen
exp.
für sich lesen
exp.
die Messe lesen
exp.
jds Gedanken lesen
exp.
in Diktiertempo lesen

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