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13:56 Mar 23, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: destitution
leider keín weiterer Kontext.
alex
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Summary of answers provided
naverarmt / Verarmrung
Alexander Schleber
naMangel
Madeleine van Zanten
naElend, Not, Armut
Irene Fried
naArmut, Not, Elend
Vesna Zivcic


  

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5 mins
Armut, Not, Elend


Explanation:
die Armut, die (bittere) Not, das Elend, völliger Mangel

Leo:
5 search results for 'destitution' English: German:
destitution die Armut
destitution die Not
destitute mittellos
destitute völlig verarmt
to destitute Not leidend




    Reference: http://dict.leo.org
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 18:16
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 395

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Davorka Grgic
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6 mins
Elend, Not, Armut


Explanation:
Ohne weiteren Kontext ist es mir leider nicht möglich eine genauere Antwort zu geben.


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Irene Fried
Germany
Local time: 18:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 81
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10 hrs
Mangel


Explanation:
seems more appropriate in a technical context

Madeleine van Zanten
Switzerland
Local time: 18:16
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 119
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11 hrs
verarmt / Verarmrung


Explanation:
destitution = the state of being destitute = lacking possessions and resources.
Even though the Oxford defines destitution as Armut, this is in mly opinion the correct trabnslation for poverty. Poverty is absolute. Destitution is relative, it is a process of impoverishment.
Whether you chose "verarmt" or "Verarmung" depends on the context inb which the words are to be used.


    Oxford / Webster's /
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 18:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1466
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