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German - English (British) translations for "tot"

"tot" German translation





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Meaning: dead

Der tote Vogel liegt auf dem Boden.

The dead bird is lying on the ground.

Meaning: lifeless

Die Blumen sind tot, weil sie kein Wasser bekommen haben.

The flowers are lifeless because they didn't receive any water.

Meaning: complete

Das ist eine totale Überraschung!

This is a complete surprise!


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A1: Der Hund ist tot.

The dog is dead.

A1: Die Blume ist tot.

The flower is dead.

A1: Der Fisch ist tot.

The fish is dead.

B1: Er hat den toten Vogel begraben.

He buried the dead bird.

B2: Der alte Mann hat sich an den toten Baum gelehnt.

The old man leaned against the dead tree.

B2: Die Polizei hat den toten Körper gefunden.

The police found the dead body.

C1: Nachdem er gestorben war, wurde er zu einem toten Helden erklärt.

After he died, he was declared a dead hero.

C1: Sie fand einen toten Käfer und untersuchte ihn genauer.

She found a dead beetle and examined it more closely.

C2: Das Buch handelt von einer Welt nach dem Tod der Sonne.

The book is about a world after the death of the sun.

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The German adjective 'tot' means 'dead' in English. It is used to describe something or someone that has ceased to live or is no longer alive.

In German, 'tot' can be used to describe both humans and animals. For example, if someone passes away, you might say 'Er ist tot' (He is dead). Similarly, if a pet dies, you could say 'Die Katze ist tot' (The cat is dead).

Additionally, 'tot' can also be used metaphorically to describe something that is lifeless or without vitality. For instance, you might say 'Die Party war totlangweilig' (The party was deadly boring) to emphasize how dull it was.

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