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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)?  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
so was! exp.
well I never!
na, so was!

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
was auch immer
what can be done?
what's the matter? ; what is it? ; what's up
what now?
is something the matter ?
ist mit dir was? = is something the matter with you?
what is it? ; is something the matter?
what does it matter?
what now?
was nun schon wieder? = what is it now?
was auch immer
what (is it)? ; but what?
what the hell!
what do you bet?
what's the matter? ; what is it?
what's the use?
what sort {or} kind of ...
what can I do for you?
for what ; why
money brings status
for my part
as far as I am concerned
as quick {or} fast as possible
was haste was kannste
to know one's stuff {or} onions
to get a lot done
he's very capable {or} able
say something
'was' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
was solls?
was du willst
was sich gehört
was unbeschreiblich ist
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"was": examples and translations in context
Denn was Kunden möchten, was sind die Conversion-Raten. For what advertisers want, what are the conversion rates.
Gesundheitsbewusste Menschen beobachten, was ihrer Gesundheit dient und was nicht. Health conscious people can observe what serves their health and what doesn't.
Ich möchte Ihnen was verkaufen, was Ihr Leben einfacher macht. I'm here to sell you something to make your life easier, cleaner and happier.
Sag was, was nur Carmen sagen würde. Tell me something only Carmen would say.
Ich bin jemand, der gerne was anpackt und sieht, was dabei rauskommt. I'm someone who wants to get his hands on something and to see what comes out at the end.
Dieses Unternehmen wollte vor allem herausfinden, was genau die Gewinnbringer sind und was man besser extern vergibt. In particular, this company wanted to find out which of its areas were actually making a profit and what would be better outsourced.
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