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German - English (British) translations for "riesig"

"riesig" German translation




huge, enormous, gigantic

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Meaning: very large

Das Schiff ist riesig.

The ship is huge.

Meaning: enormous

Der Berg hat eine riesige Höhe.

The mountain has an enormous height.

Meaning: gigantic

Der Elefant hat riesige Ohren.

The elephant has gigantic ears.

Meaning: massive

Das Gebäude ist riesig und beeindruckend.

The building is massive and impressive.

Meaning: colossal

Die Statue ist riesig und imposant.

The statue is colossal and imposing.


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A1: Das Haus hat einen riesigen Garten.

The house has a huge garden.

A1: Ich habe eine riesige Pizza bestellt.

I ordered a giant pizza.

A1: Der Elefant ist riesig.

The elephant is enormous.

B1: Die riesige Menschenmenge jubelte dem Gewinner zu.

The huge crowd cheered for the winner.

B1: Wir haben ein riesiges Problem, das gelöst werden muss.

We have a massive problem that needs to be solved.

B1: Sie hat sich über die riesigen Fortschritte in ihrem Deutschkurs gefreut.

She was delighted about the tremendous progress in her German course.

C1: Der riesige Sturm hatte große Verwüstungen angerichtet.

The immense storm had caused great devastation.

C1: Die riesige Aufgabe erfordert viel Zeit und Ressourcen.

The colossal task requires a lot of time and resources.

C1: Er hat seine Karriere aufgrund eines riesigen Fehlers ruiniert.

He ruined his career due to a colossal mistake.

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The German adjective 'riesig' is used to describe something that is very large or huge in size. It can be translated into English as 'huge', 'enormous', or 'gigantic'.

This word is often used to emphasize the magnitude or scale of an object or concept. It can be applied to physical objects like buildings, mountains, or animals, as well as abstract concepts like problems or achievements.

For example, you might use the word 'riesig' to describe a massive skyscraper, a gigantic elephant, or a huge success. It conveys a sense of awe and astonishment at the sheer size or significance of something.

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