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sun

noun /san/
the round body in the sky that gives light and heat to the earth
die Sonne
The Sun is nearly 150 million kilometres away from the Earth.
any of the fixed stars
die Sonne
Do other suns have planets revolving round them?
light and heat from the sun; sunshine
die Sonne
We sat in the sun In Britain they don’t get enough sun The sun has faded the curtains.
sunless adjective without sun, or lacking sunlight
ohne Sonne
a sunless room.
sunny adjective filled with sunshine
sonnig
sunny weather.
cheerful and happy
sonnig
The child has a sunny nature.
sunniness noun
die Sonnigkeit
sunbathe verb to lie or sit in the sun, especially wearing few clothes, in order to get a suntan
ein Sonnenbad nehmen
She’s sunbathing by the pool.
sunbeam noun a ray of the sun.
der Sonnenstrahl
sunburn noun the brown or red colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun’s rays.
der Sonnenbrand
sunburned adjective ( sunburnt)
sonnenverbrannt
sunburnt faces.
sundial noun a device, usually in a garden, for telling time from the shadow of a rod or plate on its surface cast by the sun.
ein Sonnendach
sundown noun (especially American) sunset.
der Sonnenstrahl
sunflower noun a type of large yellow flower with petals like rays of the sun, from whose seeds we get oil.
die Sonnenblume
sunglasses noun plural glasses of dark-coloured glass or plastic to protect the eyes in bright sunlight.
die Sonnenbrille
sunlight noun the light of the sun
der Sonnenschein
The cat was sitting in a patch of sunlight.
sunlit adjective lighted up by the sun
sonnenbeschienen
a sunlit room.
sunrise noun the rising of the sun in the morning, or the time of this
der Sonnenaufgang
We got up at sunrise.
sunset noun the setting of the sun, or the time of this
der Sonnenuntergang
the red glow of the sunset.
sunshade noun a type of umbrella for sheltering a person from the sun; a parasol.
der Sonnenschirm
sunshine noun the light of the sun
der Sonnenschein
The children were playing in the sunshine.
cheerfulness or happiness.
sonnige Laune
sunstroke noun a serious illness caused by being in very hot sunshine for too long.
der Sonnenstich
suntan noun a brown colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun
die Bräune
I’m trying to get a suntan.
catch the sun to become sunburnt.
einen Sonnenbrand bekommen
under the sun in the whole world
auf Erden
I’m sure that he must have visited every country under the sun.
Translations of “sun”
in Korean 햇빛…
in Arabic شَمْس…
in French soleil…
in Italian sole…
in Chinese (Traditional) 太陽, 陽光,日光, 太陽熱能…
in Russian солнечный свет…
in Turkish güneş ışığı/ısısı…
in Polish słońce…
in Spanish sol…
in Portuguese sol…
in Catalan sol…
in Japanese 日光…
in Chinese (Simplified) 太阳, 阳光,日光, 太阳热能…
(Definition of sun from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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