(coll.) furchtbar; fürchterlich

too awful for words — unbeschreiblich schlecht

an awful lot of money/people — ein Haufen Geld/Leute (ugs.)

an awful long time/way — eine furchtbar lange Zeit/ein furchtbar weiter Weg

* * *
1) (very great: an awful rush.) riesig
2) (very bad: This book is awful; an awful experience.) furchtbar
3) (severe: an awful headache.) furchtbar
- awfulness
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[ˈɔ:fəl, AM ˈɑ:-]
1. (extremely bad) furchtbar, schrecklich, scheußlich
what an \awful thing to say! das war aber gemein von dir!
you're really \awful du bist wirklich schlimm!
\awful quarrel schlimmer Streit
to be too \awful for words unbeschreiblich schlecht sein
to look \awful schrecklich [o fürchterlich] aussehen
to smell \awful fürchterlich stinken
2. attr (great) außerordentlich, eindrucksvoll
an \awful lot eine riesige Menge
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1. adj
1) (inf) schrecklich, furchtbar

how awful! — das ist wirklich schlimm!

you are awful! — du bist wirklich schrecklich!

the film was just too awful for words — der Film war unbeschreiblich schlecht

an awful lot of time/money — furchtbar viel Zeit/Geld

it's not an awful lot better — das ist nicht arg viel besser

2) (old: awe-inspiring) Ehrfurcht gebietend
2. adv

(strictly incorrect) he was crying something awful — er weinte ganz schrecklich or furchtbar

= awfully
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A adj
1. furchtbar, schrecklich
2. umg furchtbar, schrecklich:
an awful lot eine riesige Menge;
he’s done an awful lot for me er hat wahnsinnig viel für mich getan;
I’ve never liked him an awful lot ich hab’ ihn noch nie sehr gemocht;
an awful lot of money ein Haufen Geld;
make an awful fuss about ein furchbares Theater machen um oder wegen
3. obs für awe-inspiring
4. obs ehrfurchtsvoll
B adv umg awfully
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(coll.) furchtbar; fürchterlich

too awful for words — unbeschreiblich schlecht

an awful lot of money/people — ein Haufen Geld/Leute (ugs.)

an awful long time/way — eine furchtbar lange Zeit/ein furchtbar weiter Weg

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furchtbar adj.
schrecklich adj.
ätzend* ausdr.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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