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English translation of 'speisen'

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speisen

[ˈʃpaizn ]
Verb Table intransitive verb (formal)
to eat
zu Abend/Mittag speisen to have dinner/lunch
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (formal) (essen) to eat
was wünschen Sie zu speisen? what do you wish to eat, sir/madam?
2.  (literary) (technical) to feed
Verb Table reflexive verb
sich aus etw speisen (seinen Ursprung haben) to have its source in sth; (finanziert werden) to be financed by sth

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Example Sentences Including 'speisen'

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Da der Laden klein ist und trotzdem etwa 8000 Bücher im Angebot hat, stehen nur fünf Tischchen zur Verfügung, an denen man in der Second-Hand-Abteilung speisen kann.
Die Tageszeitung (1999)
Das Gefühl der Unsicherheit dürfte sich noch aus einer anderen Quelle speisen.
Der Spiegel
Deutlich wird das in der Frühstücksszene, in der alle Tiere des Waldes gemeinsam speisen.
Die Tageszeitung (1995)
Die Dammprojekte Maheshwar, Omkareshwar und Narmada Sagar sollen nämlich den Sardar-Sarovar- Stausee speisen.
Die Tageszeitung (1998)
Gewohnheitsmäßig verbrannte er in allen vier Ecken des Zimmers für die niederen Götter wohlriechende Hölzer und begab sich in den Raum, in dem er zu speisen pflegte.
Ahrens, Jutta Der König von Assur
Wenn ein Unternehmer gerade zweihundert Leute entlassen habe, verspüre er wenig Lust, ausschweifend und teuer zu speisen.
Die Tageszeitung (1998)

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'speisen' in Other Languages

British English: dine VERB
When you dine, you have dinner.
He dines alone most nights.

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Translation of speisen from the Collins German to English
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