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German - English (British) translations for "zwei"

"zwei" German translation




Zwei is the German word for the number two.

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Meaning: The number two

Ich habe zwei Hunde.

I have two dogs.

Meaning: Second in a series or list

Ich bin der zweite in der Schlange.

I am second in line.

Meaning: A couple or pair of things

Kannst du mir bitte zwei Tassen geben?

Can you please give me two cups?

Meaning: To indicate similarity or comparison

Er ist wie ein zweiter Vater für mich.

He is like a second father to me.

Meaning: To express agreement or confirmation

Ja, das stimmt. Ich sehe das auch so wie du.

Yes, that's true. I see it the same way as you do.


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Ich habe zwei Hunde.

I have two dogs.

Wir haben nur noch zwei Tage bis zum Urlaub.

We only have two days left until vacation.

Zwei Köpfe sind besser als einer.

Two heads are better than one.

Ich habe gestern zwei Stunden im Park verbracht.

Yesterday, I spent two hours in the park.

Mein Bruder hat vor zwei Jahren geheiratet.

My brother got married two years ago.

Ich werde in zwei Wochen nach Deutschland fliegen.

I will fly to Germany in two weeks.

Seit ich vor zwei Monaten angefangen habe zu joggen, fühle ich mich viel fitter.

Since I started jogging two months ago, I feel much fitter.

In zwei Jahren werde ich meinen Masterabschluss haben.

In two years, I will have my master's degree.

Wenn ich gewusst hätte, dass es nur noch zwei Karten gibt, hätte ich sie sofort gekauft.

If I had known that there were only two tickets left, I would have bought them immediately.

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In German, zwei is used to represent the quantity or value of two. It is a cardinal number and can be used in various contexts such as counting, measuring, and identifying objects or people. For example, zwei Äpfel means two apples, zwei Stunden means two hours, and zwei Kinder means two children.

The pronunciation of zwei is similar to 'tsvai' in English. It is important to note that in German language, nouns have gender and this affects the form of other words in a sentence. Therefore, zwei may change its form depending on the gender of the noun it refers to. For instance, zwei Bücher (two books) changes to zwei Tassen (two cups) when referring to feminine nouns.

Zwei is also commonly used in German idiomatic expressions such as 'zwei linke Hände haben' which translates to 'to have two left hands' meaning to be clumsy or uncoordinated. Another example is 'zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe schlagen' which means 'to kill two birds with one stone'. Understanding these expressions can help learners of German language to improve their comprehension and communication skills.

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