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Die Stadt Flashcards

Vocabulary from Herman Hesse's "Die Stadt"

es geht vorwaehrts it makes progress
die Schiene (n) railtracks
erstaunt astonished
die Einoede (n) wasteland
das Getuemmel tumult
der Fleck (en) spot, pile
das Blech sheet metal
steinern stone
fernbleiben to stay away, go away from
zahm tame
fruchtbar fertile
der Stall (Staelle) stable
der Amboss (e) anvil
der Prediger preacher
gruenden to found
die Gemeinschaft community
die Quelle (n) spring
der Wohlstand abundance, wealth
der Taschendieb (e) pickpocket
der Zuhaelter pimp
der Einbrecher burglar
die Konkurrenz competition
beschleunigen to make faster
der Musik zweiten Ranges second rate musicians
anfaenglich early, initial
die Gruendung (en) foundation
die Art (en) the kind, the way
sich begegnen to encounter, meet each other
sich unterscheiden von to be different from
Achtung geniessen to be respected
die Beliebtheit popularity
beinahe fast
sich erheben zu (sich erhob) to arise to (was raised)
heiter happy, cheerful
schlendern to ambel, stroll
der Abgeordnete (n) representive (govt)
gewaltig very big or forceful
ruhmreich glorious
ehemalig earlier
bedeckt to cover
der Erdteil (e) continent
bis auf except for
ehrwuerdig venerable, dignified
die Gegend area
wurden gebaut were built
wurde einweihen was inaugurated
wurden gegruendet was founded
das Tempo the speed
aus aller Welt from all over the world
das Kaviar caviar
sich grussen zu to greet one another
das Erdbeben earthquake
zerstueren destroy
erwerb sich den Ruf gained the reputation
geniessen enjoyed
entstanden came into existance
Achtung respect
der Bezirke the district
wurde gefeiert was celebrated
gewaltigsten biggest
wurde von Kunstler gedeckt was decorated by artists
Created by: tfrohner