Translation of "quote" - English-German dictionary


verb /kwəut/

to repeat the exact words of a person as they were said or written

to quote Shakespeare / Shakespeare’s words / from Shakespeare, ‘Is this a dagger which I see before me?’

to name (a price)

The plumber quoted us a ridiculous price to fix the boiler.

to mention or state in support of an argument

to quote an example.
quotation noun

a person’s exact words, as repeated by someone else

das Zitat
a quotation from Shakespeare.

a price mentioned (for a job etc)

die Preisangabe
His quotation for the work seemed reasonable to me.

the act of quoting.

die Anführung
quotation marks

marks (‘‘’’ or ‘’) used to show that a person’s words are being repeated exactly

die Anführungszeichen (pl.)
He said ‘I’m going out.’

(Translation of “quote” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)