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English translation of 'kauen'

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kauen

[ˈkauən ]
Verb Table transitive verb
to chew
[Nägel] to bite
[Wein] to taste
Verb Table intransitive verb
to chew
an etw dative kauen to chew (on) sth
an den Nägeln kauen to bite one’s nails
das Kauen chewing

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Heike Haarhoff Der Bürgerinitiative Süllberg fröstelt es bei dem Gedanken, künftig Kuchen im kalten Keller-Restaurant kauen zu müssen.
Die Tageszeitung (1995)
Man müßte beißen, kauen , schlucken und die Augen schließen, bis die Quitte aus der Hand im Magen ist.
Müller, Herta Der Fuchs war damals schon der Jäger
Unterwegs hatte er nur einmal pausiert, um jungen Sauerampfer zu kauen , der am Bahndamm wuchs.
Thürk, Harry Sommer der toten Träume
die Äpfel höchstens, die Kresnik kauen und speien läßt, könnten vom Franzosen stammen.
Der Spiegel
kauen, kauen , mahlen, mahlen, sägen, sägen, raspeln, feilen, hacken Raubkäfer:
Alves, Eva-Maria Schwärzer

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'kauen' in Other Languages

British English: bite /baɪt/ VERB
If you bite something, you use your teeth to cut into it, for example in order to eat it or break it. If an animal or person bites you, they use their teeth to hurt or injure you.
Both sisters bit their nails as children.
He bit into his sandwich.
  • American English: bite
  • Arabic: يَعَضُّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: morder
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: gristi
  • Czech: kousnout
  • Danish: bide
  • Dutch: bijten
  • European Spanish: morder
  • Finnish: purra
  • French: mordre
  • German: kauen
  • Greek: δαγκώνω
  • Italian: mordere
  • Japanese: かむ
  • Korean: 물다
  • Norwegian: bite
  • Polish: pogryźć
  • European Portuguese: morder
  • Romanian: a mușca
  • Russian: кусать
  • Latin American Spanish: morder
  • Swedish: bita
  • Thai: กัด
  • Turkish: ısırmak
  • Ukrainian: кусати
  • Vietnamese: cắn
British English: chew /tʃuː/ VERB
When you chew food, you break it up with your teeth and make it easier to swallow.
Be certain to eat slowly and chew your food extremely well.
He leaned back on the sofa, still chewing on his apple.
  • American English: chew
  • Arabic: يَـمْضُغُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: mastigar
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: žvakati
  • Czech: žvýkat
  • Danish: tygge
  • Dutch: kauwen
  • European Spanish: masticar
  • Finnish: pureskella
  • French: mâcher
  • German: kauen
  • Greek: μασώ
  • Italian: masticare
  • Japanese: 噛む
  • Korean: 씹다
  • Norwegian: tygge
  • Polish: przeżuć
  • European Portuguese: mastigar
  • Romanian: a mesteca
  • Russian: жевать
  • Latin American Spanish: masticar
  • Swedish: tugga
  • Thai: เคี้ยว
  • Turkish: çiğnemek
  • Ukrainian: жувати
  • Vietnamese: nhai

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