zu sein translation | German-English dictionary


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
the upward trend seems to be slowing
too good to be true
admittedly {or} certainly it doesn't seem easy
that does not HAVE to be bad
'zu sein' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
total zu sein
total zu sein
to be stoned out of one's mind
um ganz ehrlich zu sein, ...
um genau zu sein
um ehrlich zu sein
to be frank with you
ohne kränkend zu sein
ein von und zu sein
um ganz genau zu sein
er scheint ... zu sein
um ganz ehrlich zu sein
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"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 Your opinion seems to be out of date.
- Ein öffentliches Ärgernis zu sein. - Of inciting a riot, being a public nuisance.
Präsident zu sein ... bedeutet viel Verantwortung. Being the President is, a lot of responsibility.
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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