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German - English (British) translations for "scharf"

"scharf" German translation





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Meaning: sharp

Das Messer ist scharf.

The knife is sharp.

Meaning: spicy

Das Essen ist sehr scharf.

The food is very spicy.

Meaning: hot

Die Suppe ist noch scharf.

The soup is still hot.

Meaning: keen

Er hat einen scharfen Verstand.

He has a keen mind.

Meaning: intense

Sie hatte eine scharfe Reaktion auf die Nachricht.

She had an intense reaction to the news.


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A1: Das Messer ist scharf.

The knife is sharp.

A1: Die Chili ist scharf.

The chili is spicy.

A1: Der Hund hat scharfe Zähne.

The dog has sharp teeth.

B1: Sie schneidet das Brot mit einem scharfen Messer.

She cuts the bread with a sharp knife.

B1: Das Essen war zu scharf für mich.

The food was too spicy for me.

B1: Er hat eine scharfe Kritik an dem Buch geäußert.

He expressed sharp criticism of the book.

C1: Die Polizei ermittelt in einem Fall von scharfer Kritik gegen den Politiker.

The police are investigating a case of severe criticism against the politician.

C1: Der Schiedsrichter zeigte dem Spieler eine scharfe Rote Karte.

The referee showed the player a harsh red card.

C1: Die scharfe Konkurrenz zwang das Unternehmen, seine Preise zu senken.

The fierce competition forced the company to lower its prices.

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The German adjective 'scharf' can be translated to English as 'sharp'. It is used to describe something that has a pointed or cutting edge, such as a knife or a blade. It can also refer to something that is intense or strong, like a spicy food or a strong smell.

In the context of taste, 'scharf' is commonly used to describe foods that are hot or spicy. For example, if you order a dish in Germany and ask for it to be 'scharf', you can expect it to have a significant level of spiciness.

Additionally, 'scharf' can also be used figuratively to describe someone who is quick-witted or has a sharp mind. In this sense, it implies intelligence and cleverness.

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