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German - English (British) translations for "kalt"

"kalt" German translation




The German adjective 'kalt' translates to 'cold' in English.

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Meaning: cold (temperature)

Es ist kalt draußen.

It is cold outside.

Meaning: cold (emotion)

Er war zu ihr immer kalt.

He was always cold towards her.

Meaning: cold (food or drink)

Die Suppe ist kalt geworden.

The soup has gotten cold.

Meaning: cold (lack of enthusiasm)

Seine Reaktion auf den Vorschlag war sehr kalt.

His reaction to the proposal was very cold.

Meaning: cold (unfriendly)

Der Empfang war sehr kalt und unfreundlich.

The reception was very cold and unfriendly.


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A1: Es ist kalt draußen.

A1: It is cold outside.

A1: Die Limonade ist kalt.

A1: The lemonade is cold.

A1: Ich habe kalte Hände.

A1: I have cold hands.

B1: Das Wasser wird langsam kalt.

B1: The water is slowly getting cold.

B1: Nach dem Sport dusche ich immer kalt.

B1: After exercising, I always take a cold shower.

B1: Er hat sich eine kalte Cola geholt.

B1: He got himself a cold cola.

C1: Obwohl es kalt war, ging sie ohne Jacke aus dem Haus.

C1: Although it was cold, she left the house without a jacket.

C1: Der Kühlschrank hält die Getränke immer schön kalt.

C1: The refrigerator always keeps the drinks nice and cold.

C1: Sie hat einen kalten Blick aufgesetzt.

C1: She put on a cold look.

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The word 'kalt' is used to describe something that has a low temperature or lacks warmth. It can refer to the weather, objects, or even emotions. For example, if you say 'Es ist kalt heute' in German, it means 'It is cold today' in English, referring to the low temperature of the weather. Similarly, if you say 'Die Suppe ist kalt' in German, it means 'The soup is cold' in English, indicating that the soup has lost its heat and is no longer warm.

In addition to describing temperature, 'kalt' can also be used metaphorically to describe emotions or behavior. If someone is described as 'kalt', it means they are emotionally distant or unresponsive. For instance, if you say 'Er ist ein kalter Mensch' in German, it means 'He is a cold person' in English, suggesting that the person lacks warmth and empathy in their interactions with others.

It's worth noting that the word 'kalt' can have different forms depending on the gender, number, and case of the noun it modifies. This is because German has grammatical cases and agreements. For example, 'kaltes Wasser' means 'cold water' (neuter gender), while 'kalte Milch' means 'cold milk' (feminine gender). Understanding these variations can help in using the adjective correctly in different contexts.

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