LanguageMate | klingen | German - English (British) - Dictionary
Home/Dictionaries/German - English (British)/klingen

German - English (British) translations for "klingen"

"klingen" German translation




Klingen means to sound or ring, usually in reference to a musical instrument or a voice.

Part of speech



This is is an experimental feature. Please report any issues.

Meaning: to sound

Die Musik klingt schön.

The music sounds beautiful.

Meaning: to ring

Das Telefon klingelt.

The telephone is ringing.

Meaning: to seem

Das klingt interessant.

That sounds interesting.

Meaning: to resonate

Seine Worte klingen noch in meinen Ohren.

His words still resonate in my ears.



  • ich klinge
  • du klingst
  • er/sie/es klingt
  • wir klingen
  • ihr klingt
  • sie/Sie klingen


  • ich klang
  • du klangst
  • er/sie/es klang
  • wir klangen
  • ihr klangt
  • sie/Sie klangen


  • ich werde klingen
  • du wirst klingen
  • er/sie/es wird klingen
  • wir werden klingen
  • ihr werdet klingen
  • sie/Sie werden klingen


  • ich hatte geklungen
  • du hattest geklungen
  • er/sie/es hatte geklungen
  • wir hatten geklungen
  • ihr hattet geklungen
  • sie/Sie hatten geklungen

Simple Past

  • ich klung
  • du klungst
  • er/sie/es klung
  • wir klungen
  • ihr klungt
  • sie/Sie klungen


This is is an experimental feature. Please report any issues.

A1: Das klingt gut.

That sounds good.

A2: Die Musik klingt schön.

The music sounds beautiful.

A2: Seine Stimme klingt traurig.

His voice sounds sad.

B1: Gestern hat das Telefon geklingelt, als ich nicht zu Hause war.

Yesterday the phone rang when I wasn't at home.

B2: Der neue Song klingt anders als die alten Lieder der Band.

The new song sounds different from the old songs of the band.

B2: Es klang so, als ob er die Wahrheit sagen würde.

It sounded like he was telling the truth.

C1: Wenn ich deine Meinung höre, klingt das für mich sehr überzeugend.

When I hear your opinion, it sounds very convincing to me.

C2: Er wird in Erinnerung bleiben, weil seine Stimme so einzigartig klang.

He will be remembered because his voice sounded so unique.

C2: Nachdem sie den Raum betreten hatte, klang ihre Stimme plötzlich viel lauter.

After she entered the room, her voice suddenly sounded much louder.

Advanced Description

This is is an experimental feature. Please report any issues.

Klingen is a German verb that is commonly used when talking about sounds made by musical instruments. For example, if someone says 'Die Gitarre klingt wunderschön' it means 'The guitar sounds beautiful'. The verb can also be used to describe the sound of a person's voice, such as 'Seine Stimme klingt sehr angenehm' which translates to 'His voice sounds very pleasant'.

It's important to note that klingen is an intransitive verb, meaning it doesn't take a direct object. Instead, it is often used with adverbs or prepositional phrases to provide more information about the sound being made. For instance, 'Die Glocken klingen laut' means 'The bells are ringing loudly', where 'laut' is the adverb describing how the bells are ringing.

In addition to its use with musical instruments and voices, klingen can also be used metaphorically to describe the tone or impression of something. For example, 'Seine Worte klangen sehr überzeugend' means 'His words sounded very convincing', where the verb is being used to convey the impression that the speaker's words left on the listener.

View all German wordsView other German Verbs