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German - English (British) translations for "Vergangenheit"

"Vergangenheit" German translation





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Meaning: past

In meiner Vergangenheit habe ich viele Fehler gemacht.

In my past, I made many mistakes.

Meaning: history

Die Vergangenheit Deutschlands ist geprägt von vielen Ereignissen.

The history of Germany is characterized by many events.

Meaning: past tense

Das Verb 'gehen' wird im Deutschen in der Vergangenheit anders konjugiert.

The verb 'to go' is conjugated differently in the past tense in German.


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A1: Meine Vergangenheit war sehr schön.

My past was very beautiful.

A1: Ich denke oft an meine Vergangenheit.

I often think about my past.

A1: Die Vergangenheit ist vorbei.

The past is over.

B1: In meiner Vergangenheit habe ich viel gereist.

In my past, I have traveled a lot.

B1: Er hat in der Vergangenheit viel gearbeitet.

He has worked a lot in the past.

B1: Ich werde in Zukunft anders handeln als in der Vergangenheit.

I will act differently in the future than in the past.

C1: Die Vergangenheit hat mich geprägt und zu dem gemacht, wer ich heute bin.

The past has shaped me and made me who I am today.

C1: Wenn ich die Vergangenheit ändern könnte, würde ich einige Entscheidungen anders treffen.

If I could change the past, I would make some decisions differently.

C1: Trotz meiner Vergangenheit habe ich gelernt, nach vorne zu schauen und positiv zu bleiben.

Despite my past, I have learned to look forward and stay positive.

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Vergangenheit is a German noun that translates to 'past' in English. It refers to the period of time that has already happened, or events and experiences that occurred before the present moment.

In German culture, the concept of Vergangenheit holds great significance. It encompasses not only personal history but also collective history, including historical events, traditions, and cultural heritage. Understanding and reflecting on the Vergangenheit is seen as important for personal growth and learning from past mistakes.

The word Vergangenheit can also be used metaphorically to describe something that is outdated or no longer relevant. In this sense, it implies a sense of moving forward and leaving behind what is no longer useful or meaningful.

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