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English translation of 'Bonze'

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[ˈbɔntsə ]
masculine nounWord forms: Bonzen genitive , Bonzen plural
1.  (religion) bonze
2.  (pejorative) bigwig (inf)

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Example Sentences Including 'Bonze'

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Arm und reich, Bonze und Bauer durften endlich ihre Brotkrumen in denselben Käsetopf halten.
Die Tageszeitung (1996)
Bonze war hier natürlich keiner, aber die Wessis, denen traut man offenbar alles zu.
Die Tageszeitung (1996)
Dabei wollte sich dieser IOC- Bonze bloß ranwanzen, damit er neben mir in der ersten Reihe sitzen kann, weil er angeblich so klein ist und sonst nichts sieht.
Die Tageszeitung (1995)
Der Bonze , der hier gewohnt hat, war der Hauptlehrer Karwath.
Thürk, Harry Sommer der toten Träume
Dieser Bonze , der hier gewohnt hat, hinterließ zwar keine Million, aber einen vernünftigen Küchenherd mit Backröhre.
Thürk, Harry Sommer der toten Träume
War Walter, der relativ sympathische, aber darum nicht weniger faschistoide Führer des Trios, ein " Bonze "?
Die Tageszeitung (1999)

Trends of 'Bonze'

Used Rarely. Bonze is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'Bonze' in Other Languages

British English: fat cat NOUN
If you refer to a businessman or politician as a fat cat, you are indicating that you disapprove of the way they use their wealth and power.
...the fat cats who run the bank.
  • American English: fat cat
  • Brazilian Portuguese: raposa
  • Chinese: 大亨
  • European Spanish: pez gordo
  • French: nabab
  • German: Bonze
  • Italian: pezzo grosso
  • Japanese: 金持ち
  • Korean: 거물
  • European Portuguese: raposa
  • Latin American Spanish: pez gordo


Translation of Bonze from the Collins German to English
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