German translation of 'absent'
1. (= not present)
to be absent from school/work in der Schule/am Arbeitsplatz fehlen
absent! (school) fehlt!
to go absent without leave (military) sich unerlaubt von der Truppe entfernen
absent parent nicht betreuender Elternteil
to absent friends! auf unsere abwesenden Freunde!
2. (= absent-minded)
[expression, look] (geistes)abwesend
3. (= lacking)
to be absent fehlen
[æbˈsent ]reflexive verb
to absent oneself (from) (= not go, not appear) fernbleiben ( +dat, von); (= leave temporarily) sich zurückziehen (von)
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Example Sentences Including 'absent'
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Their fathers were absent or set in unyielding opposition to independent sons.The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
He thinks that fathers who absent themselves from domestic life are missing out.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It is absent also from most of the surviving memorials of translators.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The twisty trees strike a note of sculptural busyness that is mainly absent from the works beyond.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Why are the ideals that matter most to human beings the ones most noticeably absent in managerial discourse?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The build-up has been a tale of two absent captains.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Their parents like them because alcohol and drugs are conspicuously absent.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
About 40 per cent have grown up in care, three quarters have an absent father and two fifths have experienced neglect or abuse.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Also absent will be giant aluminium pots of tea, scones and the communal cucumber sandwiches.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Be absent without leave from any appointed place or duty.The Sun (2015)
He injured his back and has been absent from work for four months on full salary.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He was absent from court when jurors heard the tape.The Sun (2009)
He was absent from the court yesterday.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Serious bouts of air pollution have been largely absent this summer.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
She had also been absent from the vote herself.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There was one mammal absent from the study: humans.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They were found collectively guilty by a military tribunal for going absent without leave.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We must stop clinging to the medieval belief that'life' is a spark that is either present or absent.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We are the sort of people who encourage absent fatherhood.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Why are some people absent so frequently?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Why are the people in one department three times as likely to go absent as those in another?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They were absent from school more than they were present.Christianity Today (2000)
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'absent' in Other Languages
British English: absent /ˈæbsənt/ ADJECTIVE
If someone or something is absent from a place or situation, they are not there.
He was absent from work for 35 days.
- American English: absent
- Arabic: غائِب
- Brazilian Portuguese: ausente
- Chinese: 缺席
- Croatian: odsutan
- Czech: nepřítomný
- Danish: fraværende
- Dutch: afwezig
- European Spanish: ausente
- Finnish: poissa oleva
- French: absent
- German: abwesend
- Greek: απών
- Italian: assente
- Japanese: 不在の
- Korean: 부재의
- Norwegian: fraværende
- Polish: nieobecny
- European Portuguese: ausente
- Romanian: absent
- Russian: отсутствующий
- Spanish: ausente
- Swedish: frånvarande
- Thai: ขาด
- Turkish: yok
- Ukrainian: відсутній
- Vietnamese: vắng mặt
Nearby words of 'absent'
Translation of absent from the Collins English to German Dictionary
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