German Dictionary

Translation of Kapitän

der Kapitän the captain    
der Kapitän the skipper    

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Sample sentences:
Die Seeleute flankierten den Landungssteg, um ihrem Kapitän Lebwohl zu sagen.

The sailors flanked the pier to see off their captain.
Der Kapitän ist der letzte Mann, der das Boot nach einem Schiffsbruch verlässt. The captain is the last man to leave the boat after a ship wreckage.
Der Kapitän warnte seine Mannschaft, vor dem Sturm nicht zu viel zu trinken. The skipper warned his crew not to drink too much before the storm.

In this poem there is not any movement, it is only a snapshot of life, it means it is a picture, almost dead, as there is no movement at all. And this is the reason why the poem seems to be calming.
We begin to talk about 'we' and 'they', which makes us partly discriminating. As a whole, I guess that all of us have some predispositions, but the difference is, that some know how to supress it.
He started to shout and to curse at my wife and me, but we did not give him additional money. I am convinced that he knew exactly that he did not take us to the original hotel but to a fake one.
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