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German - English (British) translations for "Ost"

"Ost" German translation





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Meaning: East

Die Sonne geht im Osten auf.

The sun rises in the east.

Meaning: Easter

Wir feiern Ostern mit der Familie.

We celebrate Easter with the family.

Meaning: Host

Das Hotel ist ein guter Gastgeber für Veranstaltungen.

The hotel is a good host for events.

Meaning: Bone

Der Hund kaut auf einem Knochen.

The dog is chewing on a bone.

Meaning: East Germany

Meine Großeltern kommen aus Ostdeutschland.

My grandparents come from East Germany.


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A1: Ost ist die Himmelsrichtung, in der die Sonne morgens aufgeht.

A1: East is the direction where the sun rises in the morning.

A1: Mein Freund wohnt im Osten der Stadt.

A1: My friend lives in the east of the city.

A1: Das Hotelzimmer hat einen schönen Blick nach Osten.

A1: The hotel room has a nice view to the east.

B1: Der Zug fährt um 8 Uhr morgens Richtung Osten ab.

B1: The train departs towards the east at 8 o'clock in the morning.

B1: Die Sonne geht im Sommer früher im Osten auf als im Winter.

B1: In summer, the sun rises earlier in the east than in winter.

B1: Wir werden eine Reise entlang der Ostküste machen.

B1: We will take a trip along the east coast.

C1: Die Ostsee ist ein beliebtes Urlaubsziel für viele Menschen.

C1: The Baltic Sea is a popular holiday destination for many people.

C1: Im Osten Deutschlands gibt es viele schöne Schlösser und Burgen zu besichtigen.

C1: In eastern Germany, there are many beautiful castles and palaces to visit.

C1: Die Ostdeutschen haben nach der Wiedervereinigung viele Veränderungen erlebt.

C1: The East Germans experienced many changes after reunification.

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The German noun 'Ost' translates to 'east' in English. It is used to refer to the cardinal direction that is opposite to west. In terms of geography, it indicates the direction towards which the sun rises.

In a historical context, 'Ost' can also refer to the eastern part of Germany that was under Soviet control during the Cold War. This region was commonly known as East Germany or the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, East and West Germany were reunified.

Furthermore, 'Ost' can be found in various compound words and place names in German. For example, 'Osteuropa' means Eastern Europe, 'Ostsee' refers to the Baltic Sea, and 'Ostbahnhof' denotes an eastern train station.

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