Not

f; -, Nöte
1. nur Sg.; (Mangel, Armut) want, need, poverty; (Notlage) plight; (Elend) auch misery; wirtschaftliche Not economic plight; Not leiden suffer want (oder privation); die Not leidende Bevölkerung the needy people; in der Stunde der Not at the hour of need; für Zeiten der Not for a rainy day; in Not geraten / sein encounter hard times / be suffering want; keine Not kennen be well-off; Not macht erfinderisch necessity is the mother of invention; in der Not frisst der Teufel Fliegen umg. any port in a storm, beggars can’t be choosers; Not kennt kein Gebot Sprichw. necessity knows no law; Not lehrt beten Sprichw. need teaches you how to pray
2. (Schwierigkeit) difficulty, trouble; (Bedrängnis) distress; (Gefahr) danger; Nöte difficulties, problems; in tausend Nöten sein be in real trouble (oder a real mess); in Not sein be in trouble; in Not geraten run into difficulties; in höchster Not in dire straits; Rettung in oder aus höchster Not rescue from extreme difficulties; in meiner etc. Not in my etc. predicament
3. nur Sg. (Mühe): seine liebe Not haben have a hard time (of it); mit jemandem / etw. seine liebe Not haben have a hard time with s.o. / s.th; ich hatte meine liebe Not, wieder ans Ufer zu schwimmen I had great difficulty in swimming back to the bank; ohne Not without any problem
4. nur Sg.; (Notwendigkeit) necessity; damit hat es keine Not it’s not urgent; ohne Not solltest du das nicht tun you shouldn’t do that unless it’s really necessary; zur Not if necessary, if need be; (gerade noch) at (Am. in) a pinch; stärker: if (the) worst comes to (the) worst; wenn Not am Mann ist if need be; stärker: if (the) worst comes to (the) worst; hier ist oder tut Hilfe Not geh. I etc. need help here; es täte dir Not zu (+ Inf.) Dial. you would do well to (+ Inf.), what you really need is to (+ Inf.) aus der Not eine Tugend machen make a virtue of necessity; der Not gehorchend geh. bowing to necessity; siehe auch Mühe, knapp I
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die Not
(Bedrängnis) hardship; distress;
(Mangel) privation; need; want
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[noːt]
f -, -e
['nøːtə]
1) no pl (= Mangel, Elend) need(iness), want, poverty

hier herrscht große Nót — there is great poverty here

eine Zeit der Nót — a time of need, a lean time

aus Nót — out of poverty

Nót leiden — to suffer deprivation

Nót leidend (Bevölkerung, Land) — impoverished; Unternehmen, Wirtschaft ailing; (Comm) Wechsel, Wertpapier dishonoured (Brit), dishonored (US); Kredit unsecured

lindern — to improve sb's lot

in Nót leben — to live in poverty

Nót macht erfinderisch (Prov) — necessity is the mother of invention (Prov)

in der Nót schmeckt jedes Brot (Prov) — beggars can't be choosers (prov)

Nót kennt kein Gebot (Prov) — necessity knows no law (Prov)

See:
Geldnot, Zeitnot
2) (= Bedrängnis) distress no pl, affliction; (= Problem) problem

die Nöte des Alltags — the problems of everyday living

in seiner Nót — in his hour of need

in unserer Nót blieb uns nichts anderes übrig — in this emergency we had no choice

jdm seine Nót klagen — to tell sb one's troubles, to cry on sb's shoulder (inf)

in Nót sein — to be in distress

in Nót geraten — to get into serious difficulties

wenn Nót am Mann ist — if the need arises

Freunde in der Nót (gehen tausend auf ein Lot) (Prov) — a friend in need (is a friend indeed) (Prov)

der Retter in der Nót — the knight in shining armour (Brit) or armor (US)

Hilfe in höchster Nót — help in the nick of time

in höchster Nót sein, sich in höchster Nót befinden — to be in dire straits

in Ängsten und Nöten schweben — to be in fear and trembling

jdm in der Nót beistehen —

jetzt ist Holland in Nót! — now we're in dire straits!

3) no pl (= Sorge, Mühe) difficulty, trouble

er hat seine liebe Nót mit ihr/damit — he really has problems with her/it, he really has his work cut out with her/it (inf)

die Eltern hatten Nót, ihre fünf Kinder zu ernähren —

es hat or damit hat's keine Nót (old) — there's no rush

See:
knapp, Mühe
4) (= Zwang, Notwendigkeit) necessity

der Nót gehorchend — bowing to necessity

etw nicht ohne Nót tun — not to do sth without having to

ohne Nót — without good cause

zur Nót — if necessary, if need(s) be

aus der Nót geboren sein — to be born of necessity

aus der Nót eine Tugend machen — to make a virtue (out) of necessity

Nót sein — to be necessary

See:
nottun
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die
(poverty or other difficulty: Many people are in great need.) need
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Not
<-, Nöte>
[ˈno:t, pl ˈnø:tə]
f
1. kein pl (Armut) need, poverty, hardship
das war eine Zeit der \Not it was a time of need, a lean time
es herrscht bittere \Not there is abject poverty
in diesem Land herrscht große \Not there is great poverty and hardship in this country
aus \Not out of poverty
in \Not geraten to encounter hard times
in \Not leben to live in poverty
\Not leiden to live in poverty, to suffer deprivation
\Not leidend destitute
\Not leidende Menschen people in need
2. (Bedrängnis) distress, affliction
jdm in der \Not beistehen to support sb at a difficult time, to help sb in times of trouble
in \Not geraten to get into difficulties [or dire straits]
jdm in der Stunde der \Not helfen to help sb in her/his hour of need
jdm seine \Not klagen to pour out one's troubles to sb
in \Not [o Nöten] sein to be in difficulties [or dire straits]
in seiner/ihrer \Not in his/her distress [or desperation]
in seiner \Not wusste er sich nicht anders zu helfen he couldn't see what else he could do
in höchster \Not in extremis
Rettung in höchster \Not rescue in extremis
Hilfe in höchster \Not help in the nick of time
3. pl (Problem)
die Nöte des Alltags humdrum problems, the problems of everyday living
in Ängsten und Nöten schweben to be hot and bothered
die Nöte des kleinen Mannes the average person's problems
in tausend Nöten sein to be up to one's hips in alligators fam
4. kein pl (Mühe, Sorge) difficulty, trouble
sie hatten \Not, ihre sechs Kinder zu ernähren they had difficulty in feeding their six children
seine liebe \Not haben mit jdm/etw to have one's work cut out with sb/sth, to have a lot of trouble [or problems] with sb/sth
sie hat ihre liebe \Not mit ihrem Sohn she really has her work cut out with her son
seine liebe \Not haben, etw zu tun to have one's work cut out doing sth
mit knapper \Not just, by the skin of one's teeth
mit knapper \Not hat sie den Zug noch erreicht she just managed to catch the train; s.a. Mühe
5. kein pl (veraltend: Notwendigkeit) necessity
damit hat es keine \Not there's no rush
ohne \Not sollte man nicht zu so drastischen Maßnahmen greifen if there is no need, one shouldn't resort to such drastic measures
im Deutschen werden oft ohne \Not Anglizismen für die Bezeichnung neuer Gegenstände verwendet in German, Anglicisms are often used for describing new articles when there is actually no need [to use foreign words]
der \Not gehorchend out of necessity
tun, was die \Not gebietet to do what has to be done
etw nicht ohne \Not tun not to do sth without having to
6.
\Not bricht Eisen (prov) desperation gives you strength
\Not macht erfinderisch (prov) necessity is the mother of invention prov
in der \Not frisst der Teufel Fliegen (prov) beggars can't be choosers prov
wenn die \Not am größten, ist Gottes Hilfe am nächsten (prov) man's extremity is God's opportunity prov
[da/jetzt/bei ihm ist] Holland in \Not [o Nöten] (prov) things are looking grim, now we are in for it
\Not kennt kein Gebot (prov) necessity knows no law
\Not lehrt beten (prov) in our hour of need we all turn to God
wenn \Not am Mann ist (fam) in times of need
das sind mir gute Freunde, wenn \Not am Mann ist, haben sie sich alle verdünnisiert! that's what I call good friends — when I/you really needed them they all cleared off!
eigentlich wollte ich morgen zum Angeln gehen, aber wenn wirklich \Not am Mann ist ... actually, I wanted to go fishing tomorrow but if you're really stuck ...
in der \Not schmeckt jedes Brot (prov) hunger is the best cook prov
in \Not und Tod zusammenhalten to stick together through thick and thin
aus der \Not eine Tugend machen to make a virtue out of necessity
zur \Not if need[s] be
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die; Not, Nöte
1) (Bedrohung, Gefahr)

Rettung in od. aus höchster Not — rescue from extreme difficulties

in Not sein — be in desperate straits

2) o. Pl. (Mangel, Armut) need; poverty [and hardship]

Not leiden — suffer poverty or want [and hardship]

in Not geraten — encounter hard times

Not macht erfinderisch — necessity is the mother of invention (prov.)

in der Not frisst der Teufel Fliegen — beggars can't be choosers (prov.)

3) o. Pl. (Verzweiflung) anguish; distress
4) (Sorge, Mühe) trouble

in Nöten sein — have many troubles

seine [liebe] Not mit jemandem/etwas haben — have a lot of trouble or a lot of problems with somebody/something

mit knapper Not — by the skin of one's teeth

5) o. Pl. (veralt.): (Notwendigkeit) necessity

zur Not — if need be; if necessary

wenn Not am Mann ist — when the need arises

aus der Not eine Tugend machen — make a virtue of necessity

Not tun or sein — (geh., landsch.) be necessary

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Not f; -, Nöte
1. nur sg; (Mangel, Armut) want, need, poverty; (Notlage) plight; (Elend) auch misery;
wirtschaftliche Not economic plight;
Not leiden suffer want (oder privation);
die Not leidende Bevölkerung the needy people;
Not Leidende Notleidende;
in der Stunde der Not at the hour of need;
für Zeiten der Not for a rainy day;
in Not geraten/sein encounter hard times/be suffering want;
keine Not kennen be well-off;
Not macht erfinderisch necessity is the mother of invention;
in der Not frisst der Teufel Fliegen umg any port in a storm, beggars can’t be choosers;
Not kennt kein Gebot sprichw necessity knows no law;
Not lehrt beten sprichw need teaches you how to pray
2. (Schwierigkeit) difficulty, trouble; (Bedrängnis) distress; (Gefahr) danger;
Nöte difficulties, problems;
in tausend Nöten sein be in real trouble (oder a real mess);
in Not sein be in trouble;
in Not geraten run into difficulties;
in höchster Not in dire straits;
Rettung in oder
aus höchster Not rescue from extreme difficulties;
in meiner etc
Not in my etc predicament
3. nur sg (Mühe):
seine liebe Not haben have a hard time (of it);
mit jemandem/etwas seine liebe Not haben have a hard time with sb/s.th;
ich hatte meine liebe Not, wieder ans Ufer zu schwimmen I had great difficulty in swimming back to the bank;
ohne Not without any problem
4. nur sg; (Notwendigkeit) necessity;
damit hat es keine Not it’s not urgent;
ohne Not solltest du das nicht tun you shouldn’t do that unless it’s really necessary;
zur Not if necessary, if need be; (gerade noch) at (US in) a pinch; stärker: if (the) worst comes to (the) worst;
wenn Not am Mann ist if need be; stärker: if (the) worst comes to (the) worst;
hier ist Hilfe Not geh I etc need help here;
aus der Not eine Tugend machen make a virtue of necessity;
der Not gehorchend geh bowing to necessity; auch Mühe, knapp A
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die; Not, Nöte
1) (Bedrohung, Gefahr)

Rettung in od. aus höchster Not — rescue from extreme difficulties

in Not sein — be in desperate straits

2) o. Pl. (Mangel, Armut) need; poverty [and hardship]

Not leiden — suffer poverty or want [and hardship]

in Not geraten — encounter hard times

Not macht erfinderisch — necessity is the mother of invention (prov.)

in der Not frisst der Teufel Fliegen — beggars can't be choosers (prov.)

3) o. Pl. (Verzweiflung) anguish; distress
4) (Sorge, Mühe) trouble

in Nöten sein — have many troubles

seine [liebe] Not mit jemandem/etwas haben — have a lot of trouble or a lot of problems with somebody/something

mit knapper Not — by the skin of one's teeth

5) o. Pl. (veralt.): (Notwendigkeit) necessity

zur Not — if need be; if necessary

wenn Not am Mann ist — when the need arises

aus der Not eine Tugend machen — make a virtue of necessity

Not tun or sein — (geh., landsch.) be necessary

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¨-e f.
distress n.
(§ pl.: distresses)
hardship n.
misery n.
necessity n.
need n.

Deutsch-Englisch Wörterbuch. 2013.

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