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German translation of 'scale'

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scale 1

[skeɪl ]
[of fish, snake] Schuppe f
(kettle scale) Kesselstein m
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scale 2

(pair of) scales pl :
scale (formal) Waage f
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scale 3

1.  Skala f
(list, table) Tabelle f
(social scale) Stufenleiter f
2.  (instrument) Messgerät nt
3.  (music) Tonleiter f
the scale of G die G(-Dur)-Tonleiter
4.  [of map etc] Maßstab m
on a scale of 5 km to the cm in einem Maßstab von 5 km zu 1 cm
(drawn/true) to scale maßstabgerecht
5.  (figurative)
(size, extent) Ausmaß nt
to entertain on a small scale Feste im kleineren Rahmen geben
inflation on an unprecedented scale Inflation von bisher nie gekanntem Ausmaß
small in scale von kleinem Umfang
it’s similar but on a smaller scale es ist ähnlich, nur kleiner
on a national scale auf nationaler Ebene
phrasal verbs
phrasal verbs
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scale 4

transitive verb
[mountain, wall] erklettern

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Example Sentences Including 'scale'

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It is the scale and the size of them that is causing particular concern.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It needs to figure out how to increase its scale, and quickly.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Scale economies may also represent a barrier to entry.
Forstner, Helmut, Ballance, Robert Competing in a Global Economy (1990)
The extent of scale economies can be measured by various methods.
Forstner, Helmut, Ballance, Robert Competing in a Global Economy (1990)
They are less than a millimetre long and feed on scales of human skin.
The Sun (2014)
They used chain ladders to scale walls and scramble onto the roof of the armoury.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
This suffered presenter overload on a grand scale.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Yet to do something of this scale and prominence was a huge challenge.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
To have scaled such heights in both sports is incredible.
The Sun (2014)
Only to realise that my map has no scale.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Sales, filing and clerical work would be scaled back dramatically.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The disparity is played out on a bigger scale between cities.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Their scale will make a tight space seem bigger.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
To have a race of that scale with only one marshal on a point is inexcusable.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
With the rise of the electronic book the pay scales are changing greatly.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Yet the sheer scale of what we are discovering about plastic in the ocean demands a solution.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You have to understand the scale of the problem.
The Sun (2013)
You step on the bathroom scales and.
The Sun (2007)
We need this scale of youthful boldness and ambition.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You will scale back your plans now.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)

Trends of 'scale'

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'scale' in Other Languages

British English: scale /skeɪl/ NOUN
for measuring A scale is a set of levels or numbers which are used in a particular system of measuring things or comparing things.
...an earthquake measuring five-point-five on the Richter scale.
  • American English: scale measure
  • Arabic: ميزان
  • Brazilian Portuguese: escala
  • Chinese: 刻度
  • Croatian: ljuska
  • Czech: měřítko
  • Danish: målestok
  • Dutch: schaal
  • European Spanish: escala
  • Finnish: suomu
  • French: échelle
  • German: Schuppe
  • Greek: κλίμακα
  • Italian: scala
  • Japanese: 尺度 measure
  • Korean: 눈금
  • Norwegian: flis skall
  • Polish: łuska
  • European Portuguese: escala
  • Romanian: scară
  • Russian: чешуя
  • Latin American Spanish: escama
  • Swedish: fjäll litet stycke
  • Thai: มาตราส่วน
  • Turkish: pul balık
  • Ukrainian: шкала
  • Vietnamese: mức độ
British English: scale /skeɪl/ NOUN
fish, reptile The scales of a fish or reptile are the small, flat pieces of hard skin that cover its body.
Remove the scales from the fish skin.
  • American English: scale tiny piece
  • Arabic: قِشْرُ السَّمَك
  • Brazilian Portuguese: escama
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: ljuska
  • Czech: šupina
  • Danish: skæl
  • Dutch: schubben maatstaf
  • European Spanish: escama
  • Finnish: asteikko
  • French: écaille mesure
  • German: Skala
  • Greek: λέπι
  • Italian: scaglia
  • Japanese: うろこ tiny piece
  • Korean: 비늘
  • Norwegian: skala
  • Polish: skala
  • European Portuguese: escama
  • Romanian: solz
  • Russian: шкала
  • Latin American Spanish: escala
  • Swedish: skala
  • Thai: เกล็ด
  • Turkish: ölçü
  • Ukrainian: луска
  • Vietnamese: vẩy
British English: scale VERB
If you scale something such as a mountain or a wall, you climb up it or over it.
...the first woman to scale Everest.


Translation of scale from the Collins English to German
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