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German translation of 'animal'

Word Frequency


[ˈænɪməl ]
Tier nt
(brutal person) Bestie f
man is a social animal der Mensch ist ein soziales Wesen
there’s no such animal (figurative) so was gibt es nicht! (inf)
the animal in him das Tier(ische) in ihm
adjective attributive
[products, cruelty, lust] tierisch
animal behaviour (British) or behavior (US) (literal) das Verhalten der Tiere; (figurative) (brutal) tierisches Verhalten
animal experiments/testing Tierversuche npl
animal magnetism rein körperliche Anziehungskraft

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Example Sentences Including 'animal'

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AThe answer lies in the way different animals see colours.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
If you confine healthy, young human animals in a dreary urban cage, it is a matter for joy when they turn it into a playground.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
In so doing, he is at pains to defend an approach to animal behaviour that is willing to explain animals' actions in terms of their thoughts.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Most of them are of birds, fish and animals on the move.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
No reasonable person wants animals to suffer.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Strictly is a completely different animal, more like a contented domestic pussycat than a fierce wild tiger.
The Sun (2016)
That's the trouble with my raw animal magnetism.
The Sun (2013)
Without this protective blanket the ultraviolet radiation would be very harmful indeed to human and animal health.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
So many farm animals bred and born.
Tepper, Sheri S. A Plague of Angels (1993)
Man is by nature a social animal.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
A man is in intensive care after he inhaled anthrax spores from imported animal hides that were to be made into drums.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Animal rights activists clashed with the hunters and used boats and helicopters to film the killing.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It is feared millions of birds, fish and other animals could die.
The Sun (2010)
Jets and helicopters have killed hundreds of birds and animals and damaged property.
The Sun (2008)
People are more inclined to treat their animals rather than put them to sleep and replace them.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
She was a vegetarian and campaigned for animal rights.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
She was also a vegetarian and campaigner for animal rights.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The animal released the dog and he realised that it was a cougar, or mountain lion.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The worst owners would be banned for life from keeping a dog and unruly animals would be destroyed.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There are fears the same animal killed a man who vanished in the area days earlier.
The Sun (2013)
They wait until an animal or person brushes past then climb on and bite the skin.
The Sun (2016)
We would rather put an animal down prematurely than have it suffering.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
And they should focus as much on the lives of animals reared for meat as on their deaths.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
To kill animals for meat represents such an unnecessary taking of life.
Crowley, Vivianne Phoenix From the Flame (1994)

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'animal' in Other Languages

British English: animal /ˈænɪməl/ NOUN
Any living creature other than a human being can be referred to as an animal.
He was attacked by wild animals.
  • American English: animal
  • Arabic: حَيَوان
  • Brazilian Portuguese: animal
  • Chinese: 动物
  • Croatian: životinja
  • Czech: zvíře
  • Danish: dyr levende væsen
  • Dutch: dier
  • European Spanish: animal
  • Finnish: eläin
  • French: animal
  • German: Tier
  • Greek: ζώο
  • Italian: animale
  • Japanese: 動物
  • Korean: 동물
  • Norwegian: dyr
  • Polish: zwierzę
  • European Portuguese: animal
  • Romanian: animal
  • Russian: животное
  • Latin American Spanish: animal
  • Swedish: djur
  • Thai: สัตว์
  • Turkish: hayvan
  • Ukrainian: тварина
  • Vietnamese: động vật


Translation of animal from the Collins English to German
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