German translation of 'distinguish'
2. (= make out)
[landmark, shape] erkennen
to distinguish between unterscheiden zwischen +dat
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Example Sentences Including 'distinguish'
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The first sought to distinguish between "deserving" and "undeserving" poor.Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)
The two kinds of slumps have another distinguishing feature.The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)
There are two distinguishing features of an English auction.Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)
Three things distinguished great powers from their lesser neighbours.The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)
At first you distinguish him by his outward accoutrements.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Garden warblers are small brown birds with no distinguishing features except that they have none.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
That is one of the distinguishing features of our age.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The toughest thing has been distinguishing from such a feast of music.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You can distinguish between these two tribes on the beach by the colour of their jackets.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You cannot distinguish one from the other.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He had not at first distinguished who it was that called him.Vanity Fair (1837)
How would one distinguish between what was fact and what was fiction?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The Frenchman thought luck was a personal attribute, a quality that distinguished a truly successful general from a merely competent one.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The main thing that distinguishes them is the outrageous fee they charge.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
There was a time when I couldn't distinguish one day from the next.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
What does distinguish the difference between your churches?Christianity Today (2000)
This is the ability to distinguish two points on the skin.Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)
What are the distinguishing features of language as symbol that biased language uses?Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)
What distinguished the two was that no one knew how the natural process worked.Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)
What distinguishes one period from another is the particular emphasis placed on one value relative to others.Human Resource Management in Government (1995)
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'distinguish' in Other Languages
British English: distinguish /dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/ VERB
If you can distinguish one thing from another, you can see or understand the difference between them.
Could he distinguish right from wrong?
Research suggests that babies learn to see by distinguishing between areas of light and dark.
- American English: distinguish
- Arabic: يُـمَيِّزُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: distinguir
- Chinese: 辨别
- Croatian: razlikovati
- Czech: rozlišit
- Danish: skelne
- Dutch: onderscheiden waarnemen
- European Spanish: distinguir
- Finnish: erottaa toisistaan
- French: distinguer
- German: unterscheiden
- Greek: ξεχωρίζω διακρίνω
- Italian: distinguere
- Japanese: 区別する
- Korean: 구별하다
- Norwegian: skjelne
- Polish: odróżnić
- European Portuguese: distinguir
- Romanian: a distinge
- Russian: отличать
- Spanish: distinguir
- Swedish: särskilja
- Thai: จำแนกความแตกต่าง
- Turkish: ayırt etmek
- Ukrainian: розрізняти
- Vietnamese: phân biệt
Translation of distinguish from the Collins English to German Dictionary