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who /huː/
  • who? (interrogative pronoun)
wer
who /huː/
  • who (relative pronoun)
der
das
die
those who can't use their head must use their back was man nicht im Kopf hat, hat man in den Beinen
he who pays the piper calls the tune wes Brot ich ess, des Lied ich sing
Who dares wins wer nicht wagt, der nicht gewinnt
look who's talking sich an die eigene Nase fassen
who are you
  • who are you?
wer bist du?
wer sind Sie?
who knows
  • a rhetorical question asked to show that the asker neither knows the answer nor who might know it
wer weiß?
you-know-who
  • known and unmentioned person
du-weißt-schon-wer
he who laughs last laughs best /ˈhi hu ˈlæfs ˈlæst ˈlæfs ˈbɛst/, /ˈhiː huː ˈlɑːfs ˈlɑːst ˈlɑːfs ˈbɛst/
  • success is better after you've endured ridicule
wer zuletzt lacht, lacht am besten
people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
  • one shouldn't criticize others for having the same fault
wer im Glashaus sitzt, sollte nicht mit Steinen werfen
good things come to those who wait
  • patience is a virtue
gut Ding will Weile haben
was lange währt, wird endlich gut
God helps those who help themselves
  • good fortune comes to those who make an effort to accomplish things
hilf dir selbst, dann hilft dir Gott
heaven helps those who help themselves
  • a maxim encouraging people to attempt to solve their own problems
hilf Dir selbst, so hilft Dir Gott
who watches the watchers
  • concern about whether the law is enforced on those who enforce the law
wer wird die Wächter selbst bewachen
who'd have thunk it
  • Who would have thought that would happen?
Wer hätte das gedacht?
he who smelt it dealt it
  • a person calling attention to or complaining about a fart
Wer den Furz zuerst gerochen, dem ist er aus dem Arsch gekrochen.
he who digs a pit for others, falls in himself
  • he who digs a pit for others, falls in himself
wer andern eine Grube gräbt, fällt selbst hinein
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
who finds my bread and cheese, it’s to his tune I dance wes Brot ich ess, des Lied ich sing
know who I'm dealing with seine Pappenheimer kennen
may he be shamed who thinks badly of it ein Schelm, wer Böses dabei denkt
state subsidy available to people who buy a home die Eigenheimzulage (Pl.: die Eigenheimzulagen) {f}
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