Translation of "character" - English-German dictionary


noun /ˈkӕrəktə/

the set of qualities that make someone or something different from others; type

der Charakter
You can tell a man’s character from his handwriting
Publicity of this character is not good for the firm.

a set of qualities that are considered admirable in some way

die Persönlichkeit
He showed great character in dealing with the danger.


der Ruf
They tried to damage his character.

a person in a play, novel etc

die Rolle
Rosencrantz is a minor character in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’.

an odd or amusing person

die Persönlichkeit
This fellow’s quite a character!

a letter used in typing etc

das Schriftzeichen
Some characters on this typewriter are broken.
characteristic adjective

(negative uncharacteristic) typical (of a person etc)

He spoke with characteristic shyness
That kind of behaviour is characteristic of him.
characteristically adverb

characterize verb ( characterise)

to be the obvious feature of

The giraffe is characterized by its long neck.

to describe (as)

She characterized him as weak and indecisive.
characterization noun ( characterisation)

die Charakterisierung

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