Translation of "being" into German

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being [ˈbi:ɪŋ] verb Conjugation
- / - / - / -
He barely missed being killed.
Er ist nur knapp dem Tod entkommen.
sich befinden (be located)
kosten (cost)
bedeuten (mean)
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be [bi:] verb Conjugation
was / been / being / is
You must be a fool.
Du bist doch ein Trottel!
sich befinden (be located)
We happened to be in Hokkaido then.
Wir befanden uns zu jener Zeit zufälligerweise in Hokkaido.
kosten (cost)
How much will it be?
Wie viel kostet das?
bedeuten (mean)
To lose face means to be humiliated.
Das Gesicht zu verlieren, bedeutet gedemütigt zu werden.
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Phrases (15)

  1. all else being equal - unter sonst gleichen Umständen
  2. all things being equal - unter sonst gleichen Umständen
  3. being able - Imstandesein
  4. come into being - entstehen
  5. for the time being - vorläufig
  6. human being - Mensch
  7. living being - Wesen
  8. not being able - Unfähigkeit
  9. one reason being - unter anderem, weil
  10. one reason being that - unter anderem, weil


He barely missed being killed. Er ist nur knapp dem Tod entkommen.
He doesn't like being told what to do. Er lässt sich nicht gerne Anweisungen geben.
Being free, she went out for a walk. Da sie Zeit hatte, ging sie spazieren.
They insisted on the criminal being punished. Sie bestanden darauf, dass der Verbrecher bestraft wird.
Holmes went out of the room without being noticed by anyone. Holmes ging aus dem Zimmer ohne dass dies jemand bemerkte.
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