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German - English (British) translations for "Wolke"

"Wolke" German translation





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Meaning: cloud

Der Himmel ist voller Wolken.

The sky is full of clouds.

Meaning: flock

Eine Wolke von Vögeln flog über den See.

A flock of birds flew over the lake.

Meaning: swarm

Eine Wolke von Insekten umgab das Licht.

A swarm of insects surrounded the light.

Meaning: group

Eine Wolke von Menschen versammelte sich vor dem Gebäude.

A group of people gathered in front of the building.


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A1: Die Wolke ist weiß.

A1: The cloud is white.

A1: Ich sehe eine große Wolke am Himmel.

A1: I see a big cloud in the sky.

A2: Gestern hat es den ganzen Tag über gewolkt.

A2: Yesterday it was cloudy all day.

B1: Die dunklen Wolken kündigten einen Sturm an.

B1: The dark clouds announced a storm.

B1: Die Sonne verschwand hinter einer dichten Wolkendecke.

B1: The sun disappeared behind a thick layer of clouds.

B2: Es wird heute Nachmittag bewölkt sein, aber morgen soll es wieder sonnig werden.

B2: It will be cloudy this afternoon, but tomorrow it should be sunny again.

C1: Die Wolkenformationen am Abendhimmel waren atemberaubend schön.

C1: The cloud formations in the evening sky were breathtakingly beautiful.

C1: Der Pilot flog durch die dichte Wolkenschicht und landete sicher auf dem Flughafen.

C1: The pilot flew through the thick layer of clouds and landed safely at the airport.

C2: Bei starkem Wind können sich gefährliche Gewitterwolken bilden.

C2: In strong winds, dangerous thunderclouds can form.

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The German noun 'Wolke' translates to 'cloud' in English. It refers to a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere. Clouds are formed when warm air rises and cools, causing the water vapor to condense into tiny droplets or ice crystals. They come in various shapes, sizes, and altitudes, and play a crucial role in the Earth's weather and climate systems.

Clouds can be classified into different types based on their appearance and altitude. The main cloud types include cumulus clouds, which are fluffy and often associated with fair weather; stratus clouds, which form a uniform layer and can bring drizzle or light rain; and cirrus clouds, which are thin and wispy and usually indicate fair weather but may precede a storm.

In addition to their meteorological significance, clouds have also inspired artists, poets, and dreamers throughout history. Their ever-changing forms and colors have been depicted in countless paintings, photographs, and works of literature. Cloud watching is a popular pastime for many people, as it allows them to appreciate the beauty and transience of these natural phenomena.

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