English-German translation for "literally"

"literally" German translation

literally
adverb | Adverb adv

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  • (wort)wörtlich, Wort für Wort
    literally
    literally
  • wörtlich, in wörtlicher Bedeutung
    literally in the literal sense
    literally in the literal sense
examples
  • you mustn’t take him literally
    du darfst ihn nicht wörtlich nehmen
    you mustn’t take him literally
  • buchstäblich
    literally used as an intensifier
    literally used as an intensifier
examples
he will tell you nice things, which flatterings you must not take literally
er wird dir nette Dinge sagen, Schmeicheleien, welche du nicht wörtlich nehmen darfst
he will tell you nice things, which flatterings you must not take literally
to understand a phrase literally
to understand a phrase literally
Unsere Asienpolitik ist kriminell, im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes kriminell.
Our policy towards Asia is a criminal policy; it is quite literally criminal.
Source: Europarl
Unsere Städte drohen, unbewohnbar zu werden.
Our cities risk becoming literally uninhabitable.
Source: News-Commentary
Noé hat Mbandaka und die Menschen, die dort leben buchstäblich auf die Karte gesetzt.
Noé literally put Mbandaka – and the people who live there – on the map.
Source: News-Commentary
Der Hooliganismus hat buchstäblich und im übertragenen Sinne alle Grenzen überschritten.
Hooliganism has transcended all borders, both literally and figuratively speaking.
Source: Europarl
Ich denke da besonders an Gebiete, in denen die Wüste die Anbauflächen praktisch unter sich begräbt.
I am thinking particularly of areas where the desert is literally burying the productive land.
Source: Europarl
Sie sind buchstäblich wie ein Tropfen auf dem heißen Stein.
They are, literally, water drops in the desert.
Source: GlobalVoices
Faktisch gesehen stimmt dies natürlich nicht.
Literally, of course, he is not.
Source: News-Commentary
Das Problem ist allerdings, dass Präsident Bush seine Aussagen wort wörtlich gemeint hat.
The problem is that President Bush meant it literally.
Source: News-Commentary
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