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What’s Your Star Sign In German? Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

Guten Tag! Whether die Astrologie (astrology) interests them or not, most people are aware of what their Sternzeichen (star sign) is. In today’s post, we’ll be looking at the star signs in German!

In German, the term das Sternzeichen literally translates to ‘star sign’, but another word for it is das Tierkreiszeichen, which translates to ‘animal circle sign’. In English, the signs of the Zodiac are known by their Latin words (Aries, Taurus, Leo etc.), but in German these have been translated and therefore sound a little more simplistic. Many of the signs are animal-based, hence the German word for Zodiac, which is der Tierkreis – ‘the animal circle’.

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Let’s look at each Tierkreiszeichen (star sign) in German!

 

Aries – der Widder (The Ram)
21. März – 19. April (21st March – 19th April)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
abenteuerlustig (adventurous)
selbständig (independent)
egoistisch (egotistical)

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Taurus – der Stier (The Bull)
20. April – 20. Mai (20th April – 20th May)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
zuverlässig (reliable)
künstlerisch (artistic)
stur (stubborn)

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Gemini – die Zwillinge (The Twins)
21. Mai – 20. Juni (21st May – 20th June)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
intelligent (intelligent)
gesellig (sociable)
unruhig (restless)

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Cancer – der Krebs (The Crab)
21. Juni – 22. Juli (21st June – 22nd July)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
einfühlsam (empathetic)
warmherzig (warm-hearted)
empfindlich (sensitive)

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Leo – der Löwe (The Lion)
22. Juli – 23. August (22nd July – 23rd August)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
ehrgeizig (ambitious)
furchtlos (fearless)
arrogant (arrogant)

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Virgo – die Jungfrau (The Virgin)
23. August – 22. September (23rd August – 22nd September)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
demütig (humble)
gütig (kind)
schüchtern (shy)

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Libra – die Waage (The Scales)
23. September – 22. Oktober (23rd September – 22nd October)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
taktvoll (tactful)
diplomatisch (diplomatic)
unzuverlässig (unreliable)

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Scorpio – der Skorpion (The Scorpion)
23. Oktober – 21. November (23rd October – 21st November)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
verführerisch (seductive)
leidenschaftlich (passionate)
geheimnisvoll (secretive)

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Sagittarius – der Schütze (The Archer)
22. November – 21. Dezember (22nd November – 21st December)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
neugierig (curious)
selbständig (independent)
taktlos (tactless)

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Capricorn – der Steinbock (The Goat)
22. Dezember – 19. Januar (22nd December – 19th January)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
entschlossen (determined)
ehrgeizig (ambitious)
unversöhnlich (unforgiving)

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Aquarius – der Wassermann (The Water-Bearer)
20. Januar – 18. Februar (20th January – 18th February)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
einfallsreich (imaginative)
intellektuell (intellectual)
temperamentvoll (temperamental)

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Pisces – die Fische (The Fish – plural)
19. Februar – 20. März (19th February – 20th March)

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Typische Charaktereigenschaften (typical traits):
selbstlos (selfless)
künstlerisch (artistic)
naiv (naive)

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Welches Sternzeichen bist du?
Which star sign are you? And which character traits (if any) do you identify with?
Let me know in German in the comments! 🙂

Bis bald

Constanze

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Servus! I'm Constanze. I'm half English and half German. I write here because I'm passionate about my languages and my roots. I also work as a translator & group fitness instructor.


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