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Can somebody try to explain in short, when it is appropriate to use bezüglich and when it is not?

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closed as too broad by Vogel612, Ingmar, Carsten Schultz, Baz, Em1 Apr 14 at 9:29

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Regarding your question... Did you try to answer the question yourself before asking? –  Em1 Apr 13 at 17:23
    
Do you have any examples on how you think you would use it or not? –  PMF Apr 13 at 17:51
    
Why "in short" - either you are interested in an answer and getting smarter or not.. –  user3135691 Apr 13 at 17:59
    
In short, because I though that it could be more complex matter. Yes, I have tried to answer the question. Example of use: Can I talk with you about your mother? I want to join the cause, if it is about a fair cause. Is this question of money or is it about something else? –  Deyan Totev Apr 13 at 20:40
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@TomAu i think the edit you performed is not a good edit. I don't see any reason for editing the question to talk about an abbreviation. The 'in short' previously i that question has nothing to do with the length of the word, but is a request to keep anwers short and understandable. For these reasons I rolled back. If you disagree, I suggest you chime in on German Language Chat and Ping me. I'll be lurking around there the whole day tomorrow... –  Vogel612 Apr 16 at 21:11
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"bezüglich" is normally not used in colloquial language. It is cumbersome written language, meaning concerning. It is often used when it is a bit difficult to find an appropriate preposition. A variant for "bezüglich" is "in Bezug auf". In English concerning.

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That was the info I was after. Thanks! –  Deyan Totev Apr 14 at 11:13
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As you like it short:

Using bezüglich is appropriate, if you want to explicitely refer to something.

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