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"ängstlich" German translation





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Meaning: fearful

Er ist ängstlich und traut sich nicht, alleine aus dem Haus zu gehen.

He is fearful and doesn't dare to go out alone.

Meaning: anxious

Sie ist ängstlich vor Prüfungen und kann deshalb nicht gut schlafen.

She is anxious about exams and therefore can't sleep well.

Meaning: timid

Der ängstliche Hund versteckt sich immer unter dem Tisch, wenn Besuch kommt.

The timid dog always hides under the table when visitors come.

Meaning: nervous

Die ängstliche Katze zuckt bei jedem lauten Geräusch zusammen.

The nervous cat flinches at every loud noise.


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A1: Ich bin ängstlich vor Hunden.

A1: I am afraid of dogs.

A1: Sie ist ängstlich, alleine nachts auszugehen.

A1: She is anxious to go out alone at night.

A1: Er war ängstlich, als er den großen Hund sah.

A1: He was scared when he saw the big dog.

B1: Die ängstliche Katze versteckt sich immer unter dem Bett.

B1: The fearful cat always hides under the bed.

B1: Meine ängstlichen Gedanken halten mich nachts wach.

B1: My anxious thoughts keep me awake at night.

B1: Der ängstliche Schüler hatte Angst, die Prüfung nicht zu bestehen.

B1: The anxious student was afraid of failing the exam.

C1: Trotz ihrer ängstlichen Natur wagte sie es, alleine in den Wald zu gehen.

C1: Despite her fearful nature, she dared to go into the forest alone.

C1: Sein ängstliches Verhalten deutete darauf hin, dass er ein traumatisches Erlebnis hatte.

C1: His anxious behavior indicated that he had a traumatic experience.

C1: Die ängstliche Atmosphäre im Raum war spürbar.

C1: The fearful atmosphere in the room was palpable.

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The German adjective "ängstlich" translates to "anxious" or "fearful" in English. It is derived from the noun "Angst", which means "fear" or "anxiety". When used to describe a person, it indicates that they are easily frightened or worried.

In German culture, being "ängstlich" is often seen as a negative trait, as it suggests a lack of confidence or courage. People who are ängstlich may avoid taking risks or trying new things due to their fear of failure or harm. This can sometimes lead to missed opportunities and a limited life experience.

It is important to note that being "ängstlich" is not the same as having an anxiety disorder. While both involve feelings of fear and worry, an anxiety disorder is a more severe and persistent condition that can significantly impact a person's daily life.

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