telling

telling
1. adjective
(effective, striking) schlagend [Argument, Antwort]; wirkungsvoll [Worte, Phrase, Stil]

telling blow — (Boxing) Wirkungstreffer, der; (fig.) empfindlicher Schlag

with telling effect — mit durchschlagender Wirkung

2. noun
Erzählen, das

he did not need any telling, he needed no telling — dazu brauchte man ihn nicht lange od. eigens aufzufordern

that would be telling — damit würde ich ein Geheimnis verraten

there's no telling what/how ... — man weiß nie, was/wie ...

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adjective (having a great effect: a telling argument.) wirkungsvoll
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tell·ing
[ˈtelɪŋ]
I. adj (revealing) aufschlussreich; (effective) wirkungsvoll
\telling argument schlagendes Argument
II. n Erzählung f
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['telɪŋ]
1. adj
(= effective) wirkungsvoll; argument also schlagend; blow (lit, fig) empfindlich; (= revealing) aufschlussreich; blush verräterisch
2. n
1) (= narration) Erzählen nt

it loses a lot in the telling — das kann man gar nicht so schön erzählen

2)

there is no telling what he may do — man kann nicht sagen or wissen, was er tut

there's no telling — das lässt sich nicht sagen

there's no telling how long the talks could last — es lässt sich nicht absehen, wie lange die Gespräche dauern werden

there's never any telling with him — bei ihm lässt sich das nie sagen

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telling adj (adv tellingly)
1. wirkungsvoll, wirksam, eindrucksvoll:
telling blow wirkungsvoller Schlag, (Boxen) Wirkungstreffer m;
telling effect durchschlagende Wirkung;
telling success durchschlagender Erfolg
2. aufschlussreich, vielsagend (Lächeln etc)
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1. adjective
(effective, striking) schlagend [Argument, Antwort]; wirkungsvoll [Worte, Phrase, Stil]

telling blow — (Boxing) Wirkungstreffer, der; (fig.) empfindlicher Schlag

with telling effect — mit durchschlagender Wirkung

2. noun
Erzählen, das

he did not need any telling, he needed no telling — dazu brauchte man ihn nicht lange od. eigens aufzufordern

that would be telling — damit würde ich ein Geheimnis verraten

there's no telling what/how ... — man weiß nie, was/wie ...

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adj.
erzählend adj.
sagend adj.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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