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German - English (British) translations for "Insel"

"Insel" German translation





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Meaning: island

Die Insel liegt im Meer.

The island is located in the sea.

Meaning: isle

Wir haben eine kleine Insel besucht.

We visited a small isle.

Meaning: isle (poetic)

Auf der Insel blühen die Blumen.

On the isle, the flowers are blooming.

Meaning: islet

Das Schiff fuhr an dem kleinen Inselchen vorbei.

The ship passed by the small islet.


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A1: Die Insel ist schön.

A1: The island is beautiful.

A1: Wir fahren in den Urlaub auf eine Insel.

A1: We are going on vacation to an island.

A1: Auf der Insel gibt es viele Palmen.

A1: There are many palm trees on the island.

B1: Die Inseln sind von Touristen überlaufen.

B1: The islands are overrun by tourists.

B1: Ich habe schon mehrere Inseln besucht.

B1: I have already visited several islands.

B2: Auf dieser Insel wird viel Fisch gefangen.

B2: A lot of fish is caught on this island.

C1: Die Inseln im Pazifik sind durch den Klimawandel bedroht.

C1: The islands in the Pacific are threatened by climate change.

C1: Die Bewohner der Insel haben ihre eigene Sprache entwickelt.

C1: The inhabitants of the island have developed their own language.

C2: Die Expedition erreichte die entlegene Insel nach wochenlanger Reise.

C2: After weeks of travel, the expedition reached the remote island.

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The German noun 'Insel' translates to 'island' in English. An island is a piece of land that is surrounded by water on all sides. It can be found in oceans, seas, lakes, or rivers. Islands vary in size and shape, ranging from small rocky outcrops to large land masses like Australia or Greenland.

Islands are formed through various geological processes such as volcanic activity, tectonic plate movements, or erosion. They can be inhabited by humans or serve as habitats for diverse plant and animal species. Islands often have unique ecosystems and are popular tourist destinations due to their natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Examples of famous islands include Hawaii, the Maldives, Bali, and the Galapagos Islands. Islands can offer a wide range of activities for visitors, including swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and exploring historical sites. Some islands are also known for their specific industries such as fishing, agriculture, or tourism.

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