Translation of "straight" - English-German dictionary


adjective /streit/

not bent or curved

gerade, glatt
a straight line
straight (= not curly) hair
That line is not straight.

(of a person, his behaviour etc) honest, frank and direct

Give me a straight answer!

properly or levelly positioned

Your tie isn’t straight.

correct and tidy

I’ll never get this house straight!
Now let’s get the facts straight!

(of drinks) not mixed

a straight gin.

(of a face, expression etc) not smiling or laughing

nicht verzogen
You should keep a straight face while you tell a joke.

(of an actor) playing normal characters, or (of a play) of the ordinary type – not a musical or variety show.

straighten verb

to make or become straight

gerade machen/werden
He straightened his tie
The road curved and then straightened.
straightness noun

die Geradheit
straightforward adjective

without difficulties or complications; simple

a straightforward task.

(of a person, his manner etc) frank and honest

a nice straightforward boy.
straightforwardly adverb

straightforwardness noun

die Geradheit
straight talking

frank discussion.

ehrliches Gespräch
go straight

(of a former criminal) to lead an honest life

ein anständiges Leben führen
He’d had enough of prison and promised to go straight in the future.
straight away


auf der Stelle
Do it straight away!
straighten out/up

gerade werden, sich aufrichten, in Ordnung bringen, entwirren
Their house is where the lane straightens out
He was bending over his work, but straightened up when he saw me
She straightened the room up
He’s trying to straighten out the facts.
a straight fight

an election contest involving only two candidates

der Direktkampf
After months of campaigning, the presidential election has come down to a straight fight between the two men.
straight off

straight away.

auf der Stelle

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