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was

  
1       interrog pron  
a    what  
(=wie viel)  
how much, what  
was kostet das?      how much is that?, what does or how much does that cost?  
was ist or gibts?      what is it?, what's up?  
was ist, kommst du mit?      well, are you coming?  
sie kommt nicht -- was?      she's not coming -- what?  
was hast du denn?, was ist denn los?      what's the matter (with you)?, what's wrong?  
was willst or hast du denn?      what are you talking about?  
was denn?        (ungehalten)    what (is it)?,   (um Vorschlag bittend)    but what?  
was denn, bist du schon fertig?      what, are you finished already?  
das ist gut, was?      inf   that's good, isn't it?  
was haben wir gelacht!      inf   how we laughed!  
was ist das doch schwierig      inf   it's really difficult  
b    inf   (=warum)   why, what ... for  
was lachst du denn so?      what are you laughing for?, why are you laughing?  
c    was für ...      what sort or kind of ...  
was für ein Haus hat er?      what sort or kind of (a) house does he have?  
was für ein schönes Haus!      what a lovely house!  
und was für ein Haus!      and what a house!  
was für ein Wahnsinn!      what madness!  
2       rel pron     (auf ganzen Satz bezogen)    which  
das, was ...      that which ..., what ...  
ich weiß, was ich/er tun soll      I know what I should do or what to do/what he should do  
was auch (immer)      whatever  
das ist etwas, was ich nicht verstehe      that is something (which) I don't understand  
alles, was ...      everything or all (that) ...  
das Beste/Schönste/wenige/Einzige, was ich ...      the best/prettiest/little/only thing (that) I ...  
schreib/iss etc was du kannst      inf   write/eat etc what you can  
lauf, was du kannst!      inf   run as fast as you can!  
was du immer hast!      you do go on!  
3       indef pron  
inf   abbr  
     etwas    something  ,   (fragend, bedingend auch, verneint)    anything,   (unbestimmter Teil einer Menge)    some, any
(na,) so was!      well I never!  
so was von Blödheit      such stupidity  
er ist so was von doof      he's so incredibly stupid  
kann ich dir was helfen?      inf   can I give you a hand?  
ist (mit dir) was?      is something the matter (with you)?  
    etwas  
    sehen  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
what is it? ; is something the matter?
exp.
what can be done?
exp.
is something the matter ?
ist mit dir was? = is something the matter with you?
exp.
what now?
was nun schon wieder? = what is it now?
exp.
what does it matter?
exp.
whatever
was auch immer
exp.
what do you bet?
exp.
what's the matter? ; what is it?
exp.
what sort {or} kind of ...
exp.
well I never!
na, so was!
exp.
what's the matter? ; what is it? ; what's up
exp.
what now?
exp.
whatever
was auch immer
exp.
what (is it)? ; but what?
exp.
what the hell!
exp.
what's the use?
exp.
for what ; why
exp.
money brings status
exp.
as far as I am concerned
exp.
to know one's stuff {or} onions
exp.
to get a lot done
exp.
for my part
exp.
as quick {or} fast as possible
was haste was kannste
exp.
say something
exp.
he's very capable {or} able
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'was' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
was sonst?
exp.
was solls?
exp.
was mich betrifft
exp.
was fertig kriegen
exp.
trinken wir was
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