zu sein translation | German-English dictionary

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zu sein

  
      vi   irreg aux sein   to be shut or closed  
inf   (=betrunken, high sein)   to be stoned inf  
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sein, sein, Sein, ab sein

das brauchte nicht zu sein exp.
it need not {or} it need never have happened {or} have been ; it didn't have to happen

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
the upward trend seems to be slowing
exp.
too good to be true
exp.
admittedly {or} certainly it doesn't seem easy
exp.
that does not HAVE to be bad
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'zu sein' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
total zu sein
[UK]
exp.
total zu sein
to be stoned out of one's mind
exp.
um ganz ehrlich zu sein, ...
exp.
um genau zu sein
exp.
um ehrlich zu sein
to be frank with you
exp.
ohne kränkend zu sein
exp.
er scheint ... zu sein
exp.
ein von und zu sein
exp.
um ganz genau zu sein
exp.
um ganz ehrlich zu sein
"zu sein": examples and translations in context
Diese Geräte scheinen nutzlos zu sein. These gadgets seem to be of no use.
Ihre Ansicht scheint überholt zu sein. Your opinion seems to be out of date.
Präsident zu sein ... bedeutet viel Verantwortung. Being the President is, a lot of responsibility.
Ihre Mitangeklagten bestritten, daran beteiligt gewesen zu sein. And, so far, each of your fellow defendants... has specifically denied being part of that process.
Gewaltanwendung scheint mir möglich zu sein. I believe it is possible to have recourse to force.
Sie schienen ganz intelligent zu sein. - You seemed to have half a brain.
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