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read /ɹid/, /ɹiːd/
  • be able to hear (in a radio communication)
verstehen fɛɐ̯ˈʃteːən
read /ɹid/, /ɹiːd/
  • look at and interpret letters or other information
lesen ˈleːzn̩
read /ɹid/, /ɹiːd/
  • make a study of
hören ˈhøːɐ̯n, ˈhøːʁən
studieren ʃtuˈdiːʁən
read /ɹid/, /ɹiːd/
  • speak aloud words or other information that is written
vorlesen ˈfoːɐ̯ˌleːzn̩
lesen ˈleːzn̩
read /ɹid/, /ɹiːd/
  • of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way
gelesen werden
read /ɹid/, /ɹiːd/
  • have the ability to read text or other information
lesen können
lesen ˈleːzn̩
reading /ˈɹiːdɪŋ/
  • one of several stages a bill passes through
die Beratung (Pl.: die Beratungen) {f} bəˈʁaːtʊŋ
die Lesung (Pl.: die Lesungen) {f} ˈleːzʊŋ
reading /ˈɹiːdɪŋ/
  • process of interpreting written language
das Lesen (Pl.: —) {n} ˈleːzn̩
reading /ˈɹiːdɪŋ/
  • occasion in which material is read aloud
die Lesung (Pl.: die Lesungen) {f} ˈleːzʊŋ
die Rezitation (Pl.: die Rezitationen) {f} ʁet͡sitaˈt͡si̯oːn
  • well informed and knowledgeable because of having read extensively
belesen bəˈleːzn̩
read between the lines
  • infer a meaning that is not stated explicitly
zwischen den Zeilen lesen
read someone the riot act
  • scold or berate
jemandem die Leviten lesen
reading room
  • space set aside for reading
der Lesesaal (Pl.: die Lesesäle) {m} ˈleːzəˌzaːl
reading glasses
  • spectacles to deal with the effects of presbyopia
die Lesebrille (Pl.: die Lesebrillen) {f} ˈleːzəˌbʁɪlə
read out /ˌɹiːd ˈaʊt/, /ˌɹɛd ˈaʊt/
  • read something and say the words to others
verlesen fɛɐ̯ˈleːzn̩
vorlesen ˈfoːɐ̯ˌleːzn̩
variant reading
  • any of the observed differences when comparing different versions of a single text
die Lesart (Pl.: die Lesarten) {f} ˈleːsˌʔaːɐ̯t
reading material
  • anything produced for reading
der Lesestoff (Pl.: die Lesestoffe) {m} ˈleːzəˌʃtɔf
mind reading das Gedankenlesen (Pl.: —) {n} ɡəˈdaŋkn̩ˌleːzn̩
read wrongly verlesen fɛɐ̯ˈleːzn̩
reading book das Lesebuch (Pl.: die Lesebücher) {n} ˈleːzəˌbuːx
reading area die Leseecke (Pl.: die Leseecken) {f} ˈleːzəˌʔɛkə
reading lamp die Leselampe (Pl.: die Leselampen) {f} ˈleːzəˌlampə
reading spot die Leseecke (Pl.: die Leseecken) {f} ˈleːzəˌʔɛkə
read-only memory
  • memory chip that stores values but doesn't allow updates
  • capable of being read but not written
Reading /ˈɹɛdɪŋ/
  • the town
sight read /ˈsaɪt ˌɹiːd/, /ˈsaɪt ˌɹɛd/
  • to perform a musical piece while reading it for the first time
vom Blatt spielen
  • information displayed on a graduated scale
  • information output from a computer in a readable form
palm reading
  • palmistry
too long; didn't read
  • too long didn't read
zu lang; nicht gelesen
read somebody the riot act jemandem die Leviten lesen ˈjeːmandəm diː leˈviːtn ˈleːzn̩
read aloud vorlesen ˈfoːɐ̯ˌleːzn̩
read minds Gedanken lesen ɡəˈdaŋkn̩ ˈleːzn̩
read out loud vorlesen ˈfoːɐ̯ˌleːzn̩
brain reading das Gedankenlesen (Pl.: —) {n} ɡəˈdaŋkn̩ˌleːzn̩
reading corner die Leseecke (Pl.: die Leseecken) {f} ˈleːzəˌʔɛkə
author reading die Autorenlesung (Pl.: die Autorenlesungen) {f} aʊ̯ˈtoːʁənˌleːzʊŋ
thought reading das Gedankenlesen (Pl.: —) {n} ɡəˈdaŋkn̩ˌleːzn̩
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