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German - English (British) translations for "Schiff"

"Schiff" German translation




Schiff means 'ship' in German.

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Meaning: ship

Das Schiff fährt über das Meer.

The ship is sailing across the sea.

Meaning: boat

Wir mieten ein kleines Schiff für den Ausflug auf dem See.

We are renting a small boat for the trip on the lake.

Meaning: vessel

Das Schiff transportiert Waren über den Fluss.

The vessel transports goods across the river.

Meaning: hull

Die Reparatur des Schiffes dauert länger als erwartet.

The repair of the hull takes longer than expected.

Meaning: spaceship

Die Astronauten starteten mit dem Raumschiff ins All.

The astronauts launched into space with the spaceship.


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A1: Das Schiff fährt auf dem Meer.

The ship is sailing on the sea.

A2: Wir haben ein großes Schiff gesehen.

We saw a big ship.

A2: Das Schiff ist aus Holz.

The ship is made of wood.

B1: Das Schiff wurde im Jahr 2000 gebaut.

The ship was built in the year 2000.

B2: Die Passagiere steigen gerade auf das Schiff.

The passengers are boarding the ship right now.

B2: Das Schiff hat gestern den Hafen verlassen.

The ship left the port yesterday.

C1: Das Kreuzfahrtschiff wird von vielen Touristen genutzt.

The cruise ship is used by many tourists.

C1: Das Schiff hatte eine lange Reise hinter sich.

The ship had a long journey behind it.

C2: Das Forschungsschiff ist mit modernster Technologie ausgestattet.

The research ship is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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The word Schiff is a noun in the German language that refers to a large watercraft designed for navigation on rivers, lakes, or oceans. Ships are used for various purposes such as transportation of goods and people, military operations, exploration, and leisure activities like cruising. They come in different sizes and types, including cargo ships, passenger ships, warships, and luxury yachts.

Germany has a rich maritime history and is known for its shipbuilding industry. The country has produced many famous ships throughout history, such as the Bismarck battleship and the Titanic. Today, Germany continues to be a major player in the global shipbuilding market, with companies like Meyer Werft and Blohm+Voss constructing state-of-the-art vessels.

In addition to their practical uses, ships have also played significant roles in literature, art, and culture. They symbolize adventure, exploration, and the human desire to conquer the vastness of the sea. From ancient myths and legends to modern novels and films, ships have captured the imagination of people worldwide.

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