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German - English (British) translations for "grün"

"grün" German translation




The German adjective grün means 'green' in English.

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Meaning: green (color)

Das Gras ist grün.

The grass is green.

Meaning: green (environmentally friendly)

Ich versuche, umweltbewusst zu leben und grüne Entscheidungen zu treffen.

I try to live environmentally consciously and make green choices.

Meaning: green (inexperienced)

Er ist noch grün hinter den Ohren und braucht etwas mehr Erfahrung.

He is still green behind the ears and needs a bit more experience.

Meaning: green (jealous)

Sie wurde grün vor Neid, als sie das neue Auto ihres Nachbarn sah.

She turned green with envy when she saw her neighbor's new car.

Meaning: green (naive)

Er ist so grün und glaubt alles, was man ihm erzählt.

He is so green and believes everything he is told.


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A1: Das Gras ist grün.

The grass is green.

A1: Die Blätter sind grün.

The leaves are green.

A1: Meine Lieblingsfarbe ist grün.

My favorite color is green.

B1: Der grüne Apfel schmeckt sauer.

The green apple tastes sour.

B1: Ich habe mir ein grünes Kleid gekauft.

I bought myself a green dress.

B1: Die Ampel wird gleich grün werden.

The traffic light will turn green soon.

C1: Er hat den Rasen grün gefärbt, um ihn schöner aussehen zu lassen.

He dyed the lawn green to make it look nicer.

C1: Die Umweltorganisation setzt sich für grüne Energie ein.

The environmental organization advocates for green energy.

C1: In der Politik wird oft über die Bedeutung einer grünen Wirtschaft diskutiert.

In politics, the importance of a green economy is often discussed.

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Grün is a common color word used in the German language. It is derived from the Old High German word 'gruoni' and has been used to describe the color green for centuries. In German, grün can be used to describe anything that is green in color, such as plants, trees, grass, or objects that are painted or dyed green.

In addition to its literal meaning, grün can also be used metaphorically to describe someone who is inexperienced or naive. This usage is similar to the English expression 'greenhorn'. For example, if someone is described as 'grün hinter den Ohren', it means they are young and lacking life experience.

Grün is an important color in German culture and symbolism. It is often associated with nature, growth, and fertility. The color green is also commonly used in traffic signs and signals to indicate safety or permission. In German folklore, there are stories about mythical creatures called 'Grüne Männchen' (green men) who live in forests and protect nature.

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