What topics can I ask about here?

German Language & Usage Stack Exchange is for speakers and learners of German wanting to discuss the finer points of the language and translation.

Before asking, please consider the following to ensure that your question is welcome and on-topic here:

  • Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

  • If your question could be answered by a dictionary, a grammar book, or another general reference, consult these. Explain why this did not help you when asking your question.
  • Translation requests to German should always be of general interest and should provide sufficient context. Please understand that we can not be an individual translation service.
  • Translations requests from German should be restricted to cases where a profound knowledge of German is needed for understanding a phrase or an idiom.
  • Proof reading of a German text should be short. Indicate where your issues are and where you need help. Within the scope of this site we can not provide peer reviews if they are not of general interest.

Questions in both, English and German are welcome but note that posts on Meta should always be in English. If your question is not specifically on-topic for German Language & Usage Stack Exchange, it may be on topic for another Stack Exchange site. If no site currently exists that will accept your question, you may commit to or propose a new site at Area51, the place where new Stack Exchange communities are democratically created.

For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?", "How do I ask good on topic questions for translations or about differences" and "Are peer reviews of a text related question on topic".