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German - English (British) translations for "pleite"

"pleite" German translation




The German adjective 'pleite' means to be broke or bankrupt.

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Meaning: broke

Er ist pleite und kann sich keine neuen Schuhe leisten.

He is broke and can't afford new shoes.

Meaning: bankrupt

Die Firma ist pleite und muss schließen.

The company is bankrupt and has to close.

Meaning: penniless

Nach der Reise war ich total pleite.

After the trip, I was completely penniless.

Meaning: flat broke

Ich habe kein Geld mehr. Ich bin pleite wie eine Kirchenmaus.

I have no money left. I'm flat broke.

Meaning: insolvent

Der Konzern ist pleite und muss Insolvenz anmelden.

The corporation is insolvent and has to file for bankruptcy.


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A1: Ich bin pleite und kann mir kein neues Handy kaufen.

A1: I am broke and can't afford to buy a new phone.

A1: Meine Eltern sind pleite und können den Urlaub nicht bezahlen.

A1: My parents are broke and can't afford to pay for the vacation.

A1: Er ist pleite und kann seine Schulden nicht begleichen.

A1: He is broke and can't settle his debts.

B1: Nachdem er seinen Job verloren hatte, war er pleite.

B1: After he lost his job, he was broke.

B1: Sie wird pleitegehen, wenn sie ihre Ausgaben nicht kontrolliert.

B1: She will go broke if she doesn't control her expenses.

B2: Der Unternehmer musste Insolvenz anmelden, weil sein Unternehmen pleite war.

B2: The entrepreneur had to file for bankruptcy because his company went bankrupt.

C1: Die Bank hat ihm einen Kredit gewährt, obwohl er bereits pleite war.

C1: The bank granted him a loan even though he was already bankrupt.

C1: Nachdem er alle seine Ersparnisse verloren hatte, stand er vor dem finanziellen Ruin und war völlig pleite.

C1: After losing all his savings, he faced financial ruin and was completely broke.

C2: Die Firma war so pleite, dass sie ihre Mitarbeiter nicht mehr bezahlen konnte und schließlich geschlossen wurde.

C2: The company was so bankrupt that it couldn't pay its employees anymore and eventually closed down.

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The word 'pleite' is commonly used in Germany to describe someone who has no money or is financially ruined. It can refer to individuals, businesses, or even entire countries that are unable to pay their debts and meet their financial obligations.

When someone is 'pleite', it means they have exhausted all their financial resources and are unable to cover their expenses. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as poor financial management, economic downturns, or unexpected expenses. Being 'pleite' often leads to financial hardship and can have significant consequences on a person's life and well-being.

In colloquial German, the term 'pleite' is also used more loosely to describe situations where someone is temporarily out of money or experiencing a temporary financial setback. It can be used humorously or sympathetically depending on the context.

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