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what /wɔt/, /ʍɒt/, /ʍʌt/, [wʌˀ]
  • what? (interrogative pronoun)
  • relative pronoun: that which; those that; the thing that
was
what /wɔt/, /ʍɒt/, /ʍʌt/, [wʌˀ]
  • nonstandard relative pronoun
das
der
die
what /wɔt/, /ʍɒt/, /ʍʌt/, [wʌˀ]
  • which
welcher
welche
welches
what /wɔt/, /ʍɒt/, /ʍʌt/, [wʌˀ]
  • such
so zoː
was für
what /wɔt/, /ʍɒt/, /ʍʌt/, [wʌˀ] so zoː
was für
wie viː
what /wɔt/, /ʍɒt/, /ʍʌt/, [wʌˀ]
  • expression of surprise
was!
what about
  • used to ask someone to consider something or someone that they have apparently not considered
und
was ist mit
what about
  • used to make a suggestion
wie wär's mit
what is more
  • furthermore
außerdem aʊ̯sɐˈdeːm, ˈaʊ̯sɐdeːm
darüber hinaus
überdies ˈyːbɐˌdiːs, yːbɐˈdiːs
what a pity
  • used to express regret
schade
das ist aber schade
reap what one sows
  • receive justice
wer Wind sät, wird Sturm ernten
what for
  • For what reason; why
wofür
what have you
  • any of several additional things
und so weiter
was auch immer
was immer
what's-his-name
  • A person or entity whose name one does not remember
Dingsda
what's that Was ist das vas ɪst das
in what way inwiefern ˌɪnviːˈfɛʁn
what-not die Etagere (Pl.: die Etageren) {f} etaˈʒeːɐ̯, etaˈʒeːʁə
what's the time wie spät ist es ˈviː ʃpɛːt ɪst ɛs
tell what to do bevormunden bəˈfoːɐ̯mʊndən
get what's coming to one dran dʁan
what of wonach voˈnaːx
in what worin voˈʁɪn
what is your name
  • what is your name?
was ist Ihr Name?
was ist dein Name?
wie heißen Sie?
wie heißt du?
what time is it
  • what is the time of day?
wie spät ist es?
wieviel Uhr ist es?
what is that
  • what is that?
was ist das
what's up
  • informal, How are you?
was geht ab?
was geht?
was läuft?
wie geht's
what the fuck
  • expressing nonchalance
was auch immer
what the fuck
  • expressing astonishment
was zum Henker
what the fuck
  • An intensive form of what
was zum Scheiß?
was zum Teufel?
what are you doing
  • what are you doing
was machen Sie?
was machst du?
was tun Sie?
was tust du?
what goes around comes around
  • the status returns to its original value
Wer Wind sät, wird Sturm ernten.
what goes around comes around
  • actions have consequences
die Vergangenheit holt einen immer ein
man erntet, was man sät
wie man in den Wald hineinruft, so schallt es heraus
what the hell
  • why not?
scheiß drauf
was soll's
what the hell
  • an intensive form of what
was zum Teufel?
so what
  • reply of indifference
na und?
what's your phone number
  • what's your phone number?
Wie lautet Ihre Telefonnummer?
Wie lautet deine Telefonnummer?
was ist Ihre Telefonnummer?
was ist deine Telefonnummer?
no matter what
  • whatever
was auch immer
what languages do you speak
  • what languages do you speak?
welche Sprachen sprechen Sie?
welche Sprachen sprichst du?
what does XX mean
  • what does XX mean?
was bedeutet XX?
what's your job
  • what's your job?
als was arbeiten Sie?
als was arbeitest du?
was machen Sie beruflich?
was machst du beruflich
what's new
  • informal greeting asking what has happened recently
was gibt's Neues
what's the matter
  • what's wrong?
was is passiert?
was ist los?
what a lovely day
  • what a lovely day
was für ein schöner Tag
come what may
  • idiomatic
komme was wolle
was auch passiert
what date is it today
  • what date is it today?
welches Datum ist heute?
for what it's worth
  • considering what limited worth this advice may have
Sie haben mich nicht nach meinem Rat gefragt, aber
es mag keine weitere Bewandtnis haben, aber
falls es Sie interessiert
ich möchte mich nicht aufdrängen, aber
nur nebenbei bemerkt
übrigens ˈyːbʁɪɡn̩s
you are what you eat
  • proverb
du bist was du isst
er ist was er isst
man ist, was man isst
man ist, was man ißt
I know you are but what am I
  • assertion that an insult made by the party to whom the phrase is directed is actually true of that party
selber, selber, lachen alle Kälber
wer es sagt, der ist es selber
what do you mean
  • what do you mean?
was meinst du?
what number
  • what number, which (in a numbered series)
wievielter
what the heck
  • softer form of "what the hell"
was zum Kuckuck
what's done is done
  • Events that have already taken place cannot be changed
was getan ist, ist getan
what day is it today
  • what day is it today? (current day of the week or of the month)
den Wievielten haben wir heute
was ist heute für ein Tag
what do you know
  • what a surprise
Wer hätte das gedacht?
what you see is what you get
  • (idiomatic, computing) the screen image resembles the printed output
was du siehst, ist was du bekommst
what's going on
  • an informal greeting
was geht ab?
wie geht's
guess what
  • used to dramatize the unsurprising
rate mal
what would you like
  • used to ask the interlocutor what they would like to order, to buy or have a look at
was möchten Sie?
what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander
  • If something is acceptable for one person, it is acceptable for another
was dem einen recht ist, ist dem anderen billig
that's what I'm talking about
  • enthusiastic support
So sieht's aus
what's in it for me
  • what are the advantages to me
was hab ich davon
was springt für mich dabei heraus
who are you and what have you done with someone
  • Expression to drastic change of a person
Wer sind Sie und was haben Sie mit jemandem gemacht
what kind of was für ein
with what womit ˈvoːmɪt
what ... about wovon voˈfɔn, ˈvoːfɔn
to what extent inwiefern ˌɪnviːˈfɛʁn
what goes around, comes around wie man in den Wald hineinruft, so schallt es heraus viː man ɪn deːn valt hɪˈnaɪ̯nˌʁuːft zoː ʃalt ɛs hɛɐ̯ˌʁaʊ̯s
not practice what one preaches Wasser predigen und Wein trinken ˈvasɐ ˈpʁeːdɪɡn̩ ʊnt ˈvaɪ̯n ˈtʁɪŋkn̩
don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today morgen, morgen, nur nicht heute, sagen alle faulen Leute ˈmɔʁɡn̩ ˈmɔʁɡn̩ nuːɐ̯ nɪçt ˈhɔɪ̯tə ˈzaːɡn̩ ˈalə ˈfaʊ̯lən ˈlɔɪ̯tə
about what worüber ˈvoːˌʁyːbɐ, voːˈʁyːbɐ
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