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"Original" German translation





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Meaning: Original (noun)

Ich habe das Original des Gemäldes gesehen.

I have seen the original of the painting.

Meaning: original (adjective)

Er hat eine originale Idee für das Projekt.

He has an original idea for the project.

Meaning: original (noun, slang)

Das ist ein echter Original!

That's a real character!


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A1: Das ist ein Original.

This is an original.

A1: Ich habe das Original verloren.

I lost the original.

A1: Kannst du mir das Original zeigen?

Can you show me the original?

B1: Die Kopie sieht fast genauso aus wie das Original.

The copy looks almost the same as the original.

B1: Das Original wurde vor vielen Jahren geschrieben.

The original was written many years ago.

B2: Er hat das Original sorgfältig restauriert.

He carefully restored the original.

C1: Das Original wird im Museum ausgestellt.

The original is exhibited in the museum.

C1: Es handelt sich um ein seltenes Original aus dem 18. Jahrhundert.

It is a rare original from the 18th century.

C2: Das Buch wurde ins Englische übersetzt, aber ich lese lieber das Original auf Deutsch.

The book has been translated into English, but I prefer to read the original in German.

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The noun 'Original' in German refers to an original or authentic version of something, often used in the context of art, literature, or music. It can also refer to a person who is unique and genuine in their character or behavior.

In the context of art, an 'Original' refers to the first creation of a work, such as a painting or sculpture, by the artist themselves. It is considered to be the truest representation of the artist's vision and is highly valued in the art world.

Additionally, 'Original' can also describe a person who is known for being genuine and true to themselves. This could mean that they have a unique personality or style that sets them apart from others. Being an 'Original' is often seen as a positive trait, as it implies authenticity and individuality.

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