English translation of 'schnorren'
Verb Table transitive verb or intransitive verb (informal)
to scrounge (inf) (bei from)
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Example Sentences Including 'schnorren'
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Ab und an unterbricht er sich kurz, um Zigaretten zu schnorren.Die Tageszeitung (1995)
Virtuos konnte er schnorren und schmarotzen, und alle hat er angepumpt:Der Spiegel
Wenn die Wachposten an der Einfahrt zur Schule das Besucherauto anhalten, dann nicht zum Sicherheitscheck, sondern um Zigaretten zu schnorren.Die Tageszeitung (1999)
t Bei Eduscho an der Obernstraße versucht ein offenkundig drogenkrankes Mädel in ziemlich schwärendem Allgemeinzustand von einem vielleicht 70jährigen das Kleingeld für'nen Kaffee zu schnorren.Die Tageszeitung (1997)
Trends of 'schnorren'
Used Rarely. schnorren is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'schnorren' in Other Languages
British English: bum VERB
If you bum something off someone, you ask them for it and they give it to you.
Mind if I bum a cigarette?
British English: scrounge VERB
If you say that someone scrounges something such as food or money, you disapprove of them because they get it by asking for it, rather than by buying it or earning it.
He had to scrounge enough money to get his car out of the car park.
His only food was what he could scrounge.
Translation of schnorren from the Collins German to English
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