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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.
ein von und zu sein
exp.
um ganz genau zu sein
exp.
er scheint ... zu sein
exp.
um ganz ehrlich zu sein
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"zu sein": examples and translations in context
Das scheint mir notwendige Bedingung zu sein. That seems to me to be a necessary condition.
Die indonesische Regierung scheint für internationale Kritik empfänglich zu sein. Mr President, the Indonesian government appears to be sensitive to international criticism.
Vater zu sein ist kein Teilzeitjob. Being a father's not a part-time job.
Androgyne haben den Ruf großartige Kämpfer zu sein. Don't try it. Androgynous guys have a reputation for being great fighters.
Dies scheint aufgrund eingefleischter Gewohnheiten nicht immer so zu sein. But because of inveterate habit, it does not always appear to be like this.
Sie brauchen kein Grafiker zu sein. You don't need to be a graphic artist.
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