Translation of "straw" - English-German dictionary


noun /stroː/

(also adjective ) (of) the cut stalks of corn etc, having many uses, eg as bedding for cattle etc, making mats and other goods etc

das Stroh, Stroh-…
The cows need fresh straw
a straw hat.

a single stalk of corn

der Strohhalm
There’s a straw in your hair
Their offer isn’t worth a straw!

a paper or plastic tube through which to suck a drink into the mouth

der Strohhalm
He was sipping orange juice through a straw.
the last straw

an additional and intolerable circumstance in a disagreeable situation

etwas, das gerade noch gefehlt hat
The hotel was expensive, the food poor, and the bad weather was the last straw.

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