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  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
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zu haben sein, sein, sein, 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.
er scheint kälteunempfindlich zu sein
"zu sein": examples and translations in context
In diesem Land Psychiater zu sein, bedeutet Experte für Paranoia zu sein. To be a Psychiatrist in this country... is to be an expert for paranoia, whether you meant to be or not.
Ein Mafiaboss zu sein ist kein Spass. Being a mob boss isn 't all it's cracked up to be.
Ihre Mitangeklagten bestritten, daran beteiligt gewesen zu sein. And, so far, each of your fellow defendants... has specifically denied being part of that process.
- Ein öffentliches Ärgernis zu sein. - Of inciting a riot, being a public nuisance.
Sie schienen ganz intelligent zu sein. - You seemed to have half a brain.
Unser Versorgungsschiff scheint angekommen zu sein. O'Hara, our supply ship appears to have arrived.
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