Glossar

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Geschichte

I bought my nephew a book of fairy tales for his birthday.

ungenau

The architect's drawings were totally inaccurate.

Kapitän

My brother was promoted to captain when he returned from the war.

Samurai

There are no more samurai in Japan.

Krieger

Warriors were well-respected in all societies.

inspirieren

She inspired many young people to take up the sport.

Realität

The film tells the story of a real-life drama.

Szene

The opening scene of the film has spectacular special effects.

Kaiser

Julius Caesar is probably the most famous Roman emperor.

zu Händen von

Julius Carsar died at the hands of his son Brutus.

Gladiator

Sportsmen are modern-day gladiators.

führen

The captain lead his warriors into battle.

Action

The government must take action to stop the rise in crime.

kämpfen

She battled bravely against cancer.

Filmbiographie

Have you seen the new biopic about that New York mafia boss?

fälschlicherweise

I deleted all my computer files by mistake.

Figur

Who's your favourite character in The Wizard of Oz?

Jagd

That new action film is full of car chases!

kostümiert

I've thought of a brilliant costume for Halloween this year.

Krimi

There was very little crime when we moved here.

Verbrecher

Police have described the man as a violent and dangerous criminal.

Katastrophe

Last night there was an air disaster in which 329 people died.

Dokudrama

Tonight on TV there's a docudrama about the life of Queen Victoria.

sich verkleiden

I went to the party dressed up as a gorilla.

Fantasie

I don't really like fantasy films – I prefer period dramas.

Held

In this book, the hero is a police detective.

erfunden

Children love drawing imaginary animals and places.

Krimi

I love reading mystery novels!

historisches Drama

My mum's favourite period drama is Pride and Predjudice.

Psychothriller

I watched a psychological thriller on TV last night and it gave me nightmares!

romantische Komödie

My girlfriend loves romantic comedies.

Science Fiction

I don't like science fiction films – I think they're silly.

Akzent

He’s got a strong northern accent.

letztens

This is a recent photo of the criminal.

erkennen

I didn’t recognise you in your uniform.

peinlich

It was so embarrassing when my mum showed my new boyfriend my baby photos.

öffentlich

I hate speaking in public.

Gedicht

Daffodils is a famous poem by Wordsworth.

angeben

The rules specify that competitors must be under 18 years of age.

Millionär

His uncle was a millionaire who made his money in oil.

irgendwann

At one stage, the British Empire was the most powerful in the world.

Aktienhändler

She's a stockbroker who works on Wall Street in New York.

erfolgreich

Who's the most successful person you know?

obdachlos

Thousands of people were made homeless.

überleben

She was the only person in her family who survived the disaster.

zufällig

We met by chance on a train. Six months later, we were married!

von Hand

She writes all her university work by hand.

eilig

Sorry, I can’t stop to talk, I’m in a hurry.

in Kürze

I'll be there in a moment, I'm just brushing my teeth.

letztlich

What did you decide to do in the end?

bei der Arbeit

I'm going to Greece on business next week.

selbst

I'm spending Christmas on my own this year.

absichtlich

I’m sorry. I didn’t hurt you on purpose.

rechtzeitig

You must get to work on time.

Verschwörung

There was a conspiracy to take the Prime Minister hostage.

Theorie

Many people believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Behauptung

There have been claims that the competition was unfair.

riesig

Mike's got a giant TV in his sitting room – it must be at least 60 inches!

Sprung

The new dicovery is a leap in scientific research.

Menschheit

The evolution of mankind will never stop.

Zweifel

I have doubts about his ability to do the job.

Oberfläche

Road surfaces can be very dangerous in cold weather.

Schatten

Your shadow is always longer at the end of the day.

sichtbar

There has been a visible increase in the number of unemployed people this year.

wehen

The flag was waving gently in the breeze.

Beleuchtung

Better street lighting could help prevent crime.

kompliziert

The instructions are much too complicated.

flattern

Flags fluttered in the wind.

Affäre

I'm very interested in current affairs.

beenden

The report concluded that the criminal was guilty.

Beweis

There was not enough evidence to send the man to prison.

schwanger

Have you heard the news? I'm pregnant!

Attentat

Can you think of any celebrities who have survived an assassination attempt?

Amokläufer

The gunman was instantly arrested by the police.

Untersuchung

Have you been following the murder investigation on the news?

kritisieren

Ron does nothing but criticize and complain all the time.

Parade

I'm going to Rio to see the carnival and the street parades.

Solidarität

We are striking to show solidarity with the nurses.

Beifall

A great cheer went up from the crowd.

Zweig

Look at the monkey sitting on that branch!

Schuss

The gunman fired three shots.

bewirken

Everyone was affected by the news.

inhaftieren

The police arrested Eric for shoplifting.

angreifen

She was attacked as she walked home from school.

Zusammenbruch

Many banks closed because of the recent economic collapse.

verüben

They say that the crime was committed by a young woman.

Unfall

Six vehicles were involved in the crash.

Getreide

Our main crops are rice and oats.

beschädigen

The house has been badly damaged by fire.

Demonstration

There was a student demonstration against the government in London last week.

zerstören

The building was completely destroyed by floods.

Erdbeben

Japan sufferes from a lot of earthquakes.

Wirtschaftskrise

Spain has been very badly affected by the current economic crisis.

Ackerland

We don't have any neighbours – our house is surrounded by farmland.

Flut

Their homes were washed away by floods.

Flüchtiger

The fugitive escaped from prison three weeks ago.

Geisel

The group are holding two western tourists hostage.

Legende

Bob Marley, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix are all music legends.

massiv

My neighbour has a massive dog – I think it's a Saint Bernard.

Ministerpräsident

The British Prime Minister is travelling to Brussels this week.

Gefangener

Last night, three prisoners escaped from a maximum-security jail in the US.

protestieren

The teachers are protesting against changes to the education system.

Rebell

The rebels have taken the President hostage.

freilassen

The hostages were released this morning.

erschießen

She pulled out a gun and shot him.

Streik

The workers have been on strike for two months.

verdächtigen

She is suspected of murder.

bedrohen

The rebels threatened to shoot him.

gewalttätig

There has been an increase in violent crime recently.

sobald

I came as soon as I heard the news.

während

During the summer she worked as a waitress.

wenn

By the time the police arrived, the criminals had escaped.

Betrug

She was found guilty of fraud.

Falle

You should set a trap to catch mice.

aufdecken

The information was first revealed in a Sunday newspaper.

fälschlicherweise

I was falsely accused of stealing a car.

erhalten

Maps can be obtained from the tourist office.

Kredit

The TV and the washing machine were bought on credit.

fliehen

He escaped from prison.

Freund

Bill and I are good buddies.

Rechtsanwalt

Sophy's training to be an attorney.

zweifellos

That’s definitely true.

sich befreunden

They befriended me when I first arrived in London as a student.

früher

That man over there is my former employer.

Justizministerium

He's hoping to get a job in the justice department.

Beamter

US Administration officials are visiting London this week.

Website eines sozialen Netzwerks

Facebook is the most well-known social networking site.

die Behörden

The trap for the criminals was set by the local authorities.

momentan

The criminals are currently being interviewed by police.

in Haft

The man is currently in police custody.

Körpersprache

I could tell from his body language that he was nervous.

lügen

Have you ever told a lie to make someone feel better?

flunkern

Yesterday, my boss told us a really funny story about something that happened to her on holiday last year.

die Wahrheit sagen

It’s always better to tell the truth.

Notlüge

Sometimes it's better to tell a white lie than to tell the truth.

Spaß machen

The guys laughed and joked about it later.

scherzen

Don’t worry, I was just kidding.

U-Bahn

I get the tube to work every day

mit lauter Stimme

She shouted ‘Help!’ at the top of her voice.

packen

Have you finished packing up yet?

anschwellen

I can't walk very fast – my ankle is all swollen up!

Fleck

If I eat nuts, my face gets covered in blotches.

Fleck

The poor girls was covered in spots!

allergisch

He’s allergic to cats.

allergische Reaktion

Please excuse my sneezing – it's an allergic reaction to dust!

stecken bleiben

Have you ever got stuck in a lift?

Boutique-Hotel

Have you ever stayed in a boutique hotel?

fiktiv

Her story was completely fictional.

Ermittler

Police investigators are working on the crime.

beinhalten

The job involves a lot of travelling.

Funktionsmerkmal

An important feature of his paintings is their colours.

illegal

It’s illegal to park here.

unehrlich

The newspapers are calling him a dishonest politician.

Schmuggler

The burglar was caught by police.

Zoll

All baggage must go through customs.

wertvoll

She was wearing a very valuable ring.

geladen

Luckily, the gun wasn't loaded.

Waffe

They were armed with knives and other weapons.

Boden

She was lying asleep on the ground.

Villa

They live in a beautiful country mansion.

einbrechen

My car was broken into last night.

auslösen

The burglar broke into the mansion and set off the alarm.

Alarm

The burglar broke into the mansion and set off the alarm.

abzocken

When I was in New York, two men tried to hustle me.

Schließfach

You have to pay £5 a month for a locker at my gym.

zwielichtig

One girl thought the men looked dodgy.

Entschädigung

She offered a £20 reward to anyone who could find her cat.

einfach

Everybody hates the new one-way system in the town centre.

unter Arrest

The girl is under arrest on suspicion of shoplifting.

Star

I love any film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger!

Pantoffel

I've trained my dog to bring me my slippers.