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English translation of 'Kosten'

Kosten

[ˈkɔstn ]
plural noun
cost(s)
(law) costs pl
(Unkosten) expenses pl
die Kosten tragen to bear the cost(s pl)
auf Kosten von or +gen (figurative) at the expense of
auf seine Kosten kommen to cover one’s expenses; (figurative) to get one’s money’s worth
Kosten spielen keine Rolle money’s no object
Kosten deckend = kostendeckend
Kosten sparend = kostensparend

kosten 1

[ˈkɔstn ]
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (literal, figurative) to cost
was kostet das? how much or what does it cost?
was soll das kosten? what’s it going to cost?
das kostet nicht die Welt it doesn’t cost the earth
koste es, was es wolle whatever the cost
das/die lasse ich mich etwas kosten I don’t mind spending a bit of money on it/them
jdn sein Leben/den Sieg kosten to cost sb his life/the victory
2.  (in Anspruch nehmen)
[Zeit, Geduld etc] to take
Verb Table intransitive verb
to cost
das kostet (informal) it costs a bit

kosten 2

Verb Table transitive verb
(probieren) to taste
Verb Table intransitive verb
to taste
willst du mal kosten? would you like a taste?
von etw kosten to taste or try sth

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'Kosten' in Other Languages

British English: cost /kɒst/ VERB
If something costs a particular amount of money, you can buy, do, or make it for that amount.
It costs too much to buy a new one.
  • American English: cost
  • Arabic: يُكَلِّفُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: custar
  • Chinese: 花费
  • Croatian: koštati
  • Czech: stát cena
  • Danish: koste
  • Dutch: kosten
  • European Spanish: costar
  • Finnish: maksaa olla hintana
  • French: coûter
  • German: kosten
  • Greek: κοστίζω
  • Italian: costare
  • Japanese: かかる 費用
  • Korean: 비용이 들다
  • Norwegian: koste
  • Polish: kosztować
  • European Portuguese: custar
  • Romanian: a costa
  • Russian: стоить
  • Latin American Spanish: costar
  • Swedish: kosta
  • Thai: มีมูลค่า
  • Turkish: mal olmak
  • Ukrainian: коштувати
  • Vietnamese: phải trả
British English: cost /kɒst/ NOUN
The cost of something is the amount of money needed to buy, do, or make it.
...the cost of electricity.
  • American English: cost
  • Arabic: تَكْلِفَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: custo
  • Chinese: 成本
  • Croatian: trošak
  • Czech: náklady
  • Danish: pris omkostning
  • Dutch: kosten
  • European Spanish: coste
  • Finnish: hinta kulut
  • French: coût
  • German: Kosten
  • Greek: κόστος
  • Italian: costo
  • Japanese: コスト
  • Korean: 비용
  • Norwegian: kostnad
  • Polish: koszt
  • European Portuguese: custo
  • Romanian: cost
  • Russian: стоимость
  • Latin American Spanish: costo
  • Swedish: kostnad
  • Thai: ค่าใช้จ่าย
  • Turkish: maliyet
  • Ukrainian: вартість
  • Vietnamese: chi phí
British English: expenditure /ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə/ NOUN
Expenditure is the spending of money on something, or the money that is spent on something.
...government expenditure on education.
  • American English: expenditure
  • Arabic: إِنْفَاق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: despesa
  • Chinese: 花费
  • Croatian: troškovi
  • Czech: výdaj
  • Danish: forbrug
  • Dutch: besteding
  • European Spanish: gasto
  • Finnish: kulut
  • French: dépense
  • German: Kosten
  • Greek: δαπάνη
  • Italian: spesa
  • Japanese: 支出
  • Korean: 지출
  • Norwegian: utgift
  • Polish: wydatek
  • European Portuguese: despesa
  • Romanian: cheltuială
  • Russian: затраты
  • Latin American Spanish: gasto
  • Swedish: utlägg
  • Thai: การใช้จ่ายเงิน
  • Turkish: harcamalar
  • Ukrainian: витрата
  • Vietnamese: chi tiêu
British English: expense NOUN
Expense is the money that something costs you or that you need to spend in order to do something.
He's bought a big TV at vast expense so that everyone can see properly.

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