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German - English (British) translations for "dünn"

"dünn" German translation





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Meaning: thin (opposite of thick)

Sie hat dünnere Haare als ich.

She has thinner hair than I do.

Meaning: slim (opposite of fat)

Er ist sehr dünn und sportlich.

He is very slim and athletic.

Meaning: sparse (opposite of dense)

Der Wald ist dünn besiedelt.

The forest is sparsely populated.

Meaning: weak (opposite of strong)

Seine Stimme klang dünn und zittrig.

His voice sounded weak and shaky.

Meaning: watery (opposite of thick or concentrated)

Die Suppe war zu dünn, sie hätte mehr Gewürze gebraucht.

The soup was too watery, it needed more spices.


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A1: Das Mädchen isst einen dünnen Apfel.

The girl is eating a thin apple.

A1: Der Mann hat dünne Haare.

The man has thin hair.

A1: Die Katze ist dünn und klein.

The cat is thin and small.

B1: Mein Bruder trägt eine dünne Jacke, weil es kalt ist.

My brother is wearing a thin jacket because it's cold.

B1: Ich habe gestern eine dünne Suppe gekocht.

Yesterday I cooked a thin soup.

B1: Die Wand ist dünn, man kann alles hören.

The wall is thin, you can hear everything.

C1: Die dünne Schicht Eis auf dem See begann zu schmelzen.

The thin layer of ice on the lake started to melt.

C1: Sie trug ein dünnes Kleid, obwohl es draußen kalt war.

She wore a thin dress even though it was cold outside.

C1: Der Künstler malte mit einem dünnen Pinsel feine Linien auf die Leinwand.

The artist painted fine lines on the canvas with a thin brush.

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The German adjective 'dünn' translates to 'thin' in English. It is used to describe something that has a small distance between its opposite surfaces or sides.

When referring to a person, 'dünn' can mean physically thin or slender. It is often used to describe someone who has a slim or lean body shape.

In the context of food, 'dünn' can refer to something that is thinly sliced or cut. For example, 'dünne Scheiben' means 'thin slices'.

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