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der Aufprall
Bounce, collision
der Hausbesuch
House call, visit
der Stamm
Clan, line, log
der Notruf
Emergency call
der Notdienst
Emergency Department
das Unglück
Accident, Bad Luck
der Unfall
Accident, casualty, disaster
der Insasse
Inhabitant, resident (male)
die Insassin
Inhabitant resident (female)
die Steuer
Duty, levy
das Steuer
helm, rudder
das Lenkrad
Steering wheel
die Windschutzscheibe
Front Windshield
der Ärger
Aggravation, anger, fret
der Auspuff
Exhaust, exhaust pipe
der Begleiter
Attendant, chaperon
der Knöchel
Ankle, knuckle
der Zeuge
Witness, voucher, evidence (m)
die Zeugin
Witness, voucher, evidence (f)
der Krankenwagen
ambulance
die Geschwindigkeit
Rate, speed, Velocity
vereister
icy
Nadelkurve
hairpin curve
Aufprall
impact
hineinfraß
dug into [lit: ate into]
dringenden
urgent
waren
passive voice: had been called
Notdienst
emergency service [we would say, “He was on call that weekend.”]
diphtherieverdächtiges
suspected of having diptheria
mäßiger
moderate
Steuer
at the wheel
willen
for God’s sake
pflichtete ihm bei
agreed with him
nuschelte sie
murmured
scheu
timidly
tatü
Tatü –[sound of a German police car siren]
tastete sich
crept, “felt its way”
bekreuzigte sich
crossed herself
Scherereien haben
trouble
Das fehlte noch
That’s all I need [lit: that was still lacking]
um den Baum gewickelten
extended adjective: the around-the-tree-wrapped car
beleibt
portly
die zerborstene Windschutzscheibe
shattered windshield
abgefahrenen Reifen
worn-out [lit: driven out] tires
Auspuffs
exhaust pipe
schlich
crept
ihr blöden Gänse
you stupid geese
ratlos
helplessly
der muß vielleicht einen Zahn drauf
he must have really been speeding
die sind alle hops
done for
ich hab doch eine Fahne
alcohol on my breath
Wenn ich blasen muß
If I have to take a breathalyzer test
spaßig
funny
gähnt
yawns
Zeugen
witnesses
hast du vielleicht ein Brett vor dem Kopf
are you out of your mind?
die Vorladung
summons [to appear in court as a witness]
der Streuwagen
truck spreading sand or salt
Daß die aber nicht früher entdeckt wurden
[It’s odd] that they weren’t discovered earlier.
den Tatbestand zu protokollieren
to write up the report
behandeln
To address, to cover
sich ereignen
To come about, to happen
sich nähern
To advance
schaukeln
To rock, to sway
an+halten
To stick with
schütteln
To agitate
bei+pflichten
With duty, Agreed with
melden
To notice, to announce
an+zünden
To ignite
zittern
To shiver, to shake
schweigen
To keep still, silent
sich tasten
To feel one’s way
behalten
To keep, to retain
schliessen
To close
flüstern
To whisper
denken
thinking
bewegen
To budge, to affect
saufen
To booze, to guzzle
sich leisten
To afford
gähnen
To yawn
auf+treten
To slam on the brakes
kleben
To adhere, to cleave
entdecken
To detect, to find
protokollieren
To record in writing
verunglücken
To be in an accident
hinzu+eilen
To hurry away
auf+schreien
Screaming, to exclaim
an+nehmen
To notice about something
der Schlamassel
Mess, snafu
die Schererei
Annoyance, bother
vereist
frosted
mäßig
Moderate, reasonable
um Himmels willen
For heaven’s sake
“mir wird schlecht”
To feel queasy
zerborsten
disrupted
“verdammt noch mal”
Gosh darn it!
eine Fahne haben
To have boozy breath
Kapieren
To catch on
überhöht
Excessive, inflated
spiegelglatt
As smooth as glass
vorsichtig
carefull, cautious, discreet
trotzdem
anyhow, anyway
even do, in spite of
die Mühe
effort, pain, trouble, arduousness
melden
to notify, to announce
einfach
basic, easy, common, just
der Ort
city, location, place, position
der Quatsch
baloney, balderdash
klapprig
rickety
erschrecken
to appal, to scare
ansteigen
to arise, to rise, to surge
der Arme

Armer Kerl
Armer Schlucker
pauper

Poor old chap
poor devil
irgendwie
anyhow, somehow
leblosen
lifeless
zufällig
accidentally, at random, incidental
vorne
ahead, in front of
Verdammt
blasted, condemned, cursed
bewegen
to budge, to move
treten
to step, to tread
dran
schlect dran
gut dran
besser dran
badly off
well off
better off
leichtsinnig
careless, frivolous