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What's the difference between “darf” and “kann”?

Consider the following two sentence: Kann ich dich küssen? Darf ich dich küssen? Both verbs mean "can", so what's the difference between "dürfen" and "können"? I've tried to make a search on ...
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2answers
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What's the difference between “queren” and “überqueren”

I've tried to look here: http://www.wordreference.com/deen/queren http://www.wordreference.com/deen/%C3%BCberqueren But it's not clear to me. Also I don't understand why über-queren should ...
5
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3answers
172 views

Deutsche Wörter für “cheap”

Du gehst einkaufen und du hast wenig Geld. Ich kenne drei Wörter, die du für cheap Waren und/oder Geschäfte du benutzen könnest. billig preiswert günstig Welchen Unterschied gibt es ...
7
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3answers
317 views

“used to [verb]”

How would one say "used to", as in I used to live in Kiev. Previously, I was told you would use früher: Früher lebte ich in Kiew. But upon looking it up just again, dict.cc says you'd use ...
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53 views

Difference of “da” and “weil”

Da ich nichts zu tun habe, gehe ich ins Fitnessstudio. Weil ich nichts zu tun habe,gehe ich ins Fitness. Which one is more commonly used? Da or weil? And which one is dialectal?
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“hinterlassen” and “verlassen”

Einen geliebten Mensch zu verlieren, hinterlässt tiefe Wunden. Why is hinterlassen used here instead of verlassen? Is hinterlassen more formal than verlassen?
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0answers
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“Benutzen” and “benützen” [duplicate]

What is the difference between benützen and benutzen? Is benützen a dialect or standard German? Ich benütze das Buch meines Freundes. Ich benutze das Buch meines Freundes.
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138 views

“Zumal” and “besonders”

My questions are: In what contexts are they used? Are they interchangeable?
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67 views

Usage of “aufführen” and “auftreten”

I have googled these verbs and nothing came up. I would like to know if aufführen and auftreten mean to perform? Die Beatles haben 1966 im Araneta Colliseum in Manila aufgeführt. Die ...
3
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2answers
44 views

Usage of “begehen”

Can one substitute begehen with gehen? In the dict.cc it says "penetrate into sth". I am going to type a sentence with begehen and gehen. Ich begehe das Gebäude. Ich gehe in das Gebäude. ...
3
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2answers
94 views

“Erfassen” and “verstehen”

What is the difference between erfassen and verstehen? Both mean to comprehend, but in what context is erfassen used? Ich verstehe den Satz sehr gut. Ich erfasse den Satz sehr gut.
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What's the difference between “tun” and “antun”?

What is the difference between those two words? Are they interchangeable? Could you please provide some examples of their usage?
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3answers
646 views

Is there a difference between “anschalten” and “einschalten”

Is there a difference between anschalten and einschalten? If I turn on the TV, oven, heat, start the car etc., can either verb be used?
5
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3answers
165 views

What is the difference between “nicht größere” and “keine größeren”

What is the grammatical difference between these two sentences: Die Lehrer essen nicht größere Eier. Die Lehrer essen keine größeren Eier. Why the ending -n in the second sentence?
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636 views

“einander” vs. “sich” vs. “sich gegenseitig/wechselseitig”

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen „sich“, „sich gegenseitig“ und „einander“? Oder viel mehr: Was ist das Gemeinsame? Wann wird in den folgenden Fällen welches Pronomen verwendet? „Sie lieben ...
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4answers
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Unterschied zwischen die Quellenangabe und der Literaturnachweis?

Leo listet mehrere mögliche Übersetzungen für references, darunter die Empfehlungen Pl. die Hinweise Pl. der Literaturnachweis die Quellenangabe Ich brauche das Wort für akademische ...
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2answers
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Differences between “Nutzungsverhalten” and “Nutzerverhalten”

I'm struggeling to find a concrete explanation/differentiation for both terms, "Nutzungsverhalten" and "Nutzerverhalten". I've seen Nutzungsverhalten being used mostly in the context of ...
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4answers
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Wann benutzt man “ob” und wann benutzt man “wenn”?

Ich habe drei Jahre Deutsch studiert. Ich habe natürlich "wenn" benutzt, aber ich habe nie "ob" benutzt. Ich weiß, dass beide auf Englisch "if" bedeuten. Ich habe "wenn" sehr oft gehört, "ob" jedoch ...
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3answers
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What's the difference between “ehrlich” and “wirklich”?

During conversation, I've seen both words used singularly as a question: Ehrlich? And: Wirklich? In this context, are they both essentially the same as the English: Really? More ...
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3answers
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What's the difference between “der Fehler” and “der Irrtum”?

Is there a difference between these two terms? I'm asking especially thinking about the grammatical/language sphere, but if you're aware of other important differences, you can post them. My ...
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4answers
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Differences between “Klausur”, “Prüfung” and “Examen”

Is there any differences in usage between Klausur, Prüfung, Examen, Test*, and (Klassen)arbeit*? * Edit: added more synonyms based on answers below.
5
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4answers
532 views

Using “nötig” vs “notwendig”

What is the difference between "nötig" and "notwendig"? When would one be preferred over the other, or are they always interchangeable?
2
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1answer
289 views

What are differences between “des” and “darum”?

What are differences between "Des" and "Darum"? Apparently they both mean "therefore", do they? Here are some contexts: "Meine Mutter war eine Wienerin, D'RUM habe ich Wien so gern." "DES ...
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Is there a difference in the usage of “eben” vs. “vorhin”?

In the following examples both variants work: Vorhin lief mein Rechner noch einwandfrei, jetzt bleibt der Bildschirm schwarz. Eben lief mein Rechner noch einwandfrei, jetzt bleibt der Bildschirm ...
2
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3answers
272 views

What is the difference between “verdachten” and “vermuten”?

What is the difference between "verdachten" and "vermuten" and am I using the proper words in my translations of the popular American songs: (Du weiss) ich liebe dich, sehr geliebte Jedes Tag ...
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What's the difference in usage between “machen” and “tun”?

Is there any rules or guidelines when to use which one? Du darfst mir nicht sagen, was ich machen soll. or Du darfst mir nicht sagen, was ich tun soll. I find a big overlap in their usage: ...
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What's the difference between “Dialekt” and “Mundart”?

Are "Dialekt" and "Mundart" exact synonyms, or is one more official, more colloquiel etc? Or are there regional differences in their use? Or maybe one is a broader term than the other and might cover ...