Unterschied - Questions on differences between similar or seemingly similar words or expressions.

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What is the difference between “einräumen”, “aufräumen” and “verräumen”?

Während ich ins Schlafzimmer meiner Kinder ging, habe ich ihre Spielsachen verräumt. While I was going to the bedroom of my kids, I picked up their toys. Can I also use aufräumen or einräumen in ...
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What is the difference between “mischen” and “vermischen”

I want to know what exactly is different in the verbs "mischen" and "vermischen". Both of them mean to mix. Is there any example where they can mean a specific thing? Are they interchangeable?
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What is the difference between “hinzufügen” and “fügen”?

I looked up the verbs fügen and hinzufügen and they both should mean to add something; according to Wikipedia the first has the following etymology: from "hin" there + "-zu" to + "fügen" add. What's ...
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What's the difference between “möchte”, “willst du”, “lieber”, “würden”?

Each of this words seems to mean I want / I wish / I'd like. For example: Was würden sie gern essen? Can you help me to understand the difference between them?
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What is the difference between “auf etwas stoßen” and “gegen etwas stoßen”?

I was sorting out old magazines in the garage that needed to be thrown out. On the way out I bumped my elbow on the door. What preposition do I use here? Gegen or auf etwas stoßen? Or does it not ...
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Difference between “nur mehr” and “nur noch”

What is the difference between "nur mehr" and "nur noch"? Example: Wir haben nur noch 3 Stunden. Wir haben nur mehr 3 Stunden. Is there any difference or does it mean exactly the same?
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The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”

I know that this two words Ereignis and eventuell are related, but I would like to know more about what makes them different. Translating them into my native language, Portuguese, they both translate ...
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The difference between “Ereignis” and “Vorkommen” [closed]

What is the difference between Ereignis and Vorkommen. I keep on needing explanation in this question even so some can think it's nonsense. If someone, in Hedegger's understanding, could explain me, ...
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Substantivierung: “Mein Suchen war nicht von Erfolg gekrönt”

Dieser Satz steht in meinem Grammatikbuch als Beispiel für Substantivierung. Hier ist das Verb suchen substantiviert. Duden aber sagt, die Substantivierung soll die Suche sein, und Suchen besteht nur ...
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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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“umfahren” – trennbares Verb oder nicht?

Wir umfahren die Stadt. Das Auto fährt den Mann um. Wann ist das Verb umfahren trennbar und wann untrennbar?
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Usage of “aber”, “jedoch” and “allerdings”

What is the difference between allerdings, aber and jedoch? I looked them up in the dictionary and all three mean 'but'. Could anyone tell me how they're used in a sentence?
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What is the difference between 'verwalten' and 'regieren'?

I came across a podcast on Berlin Wall and they said that for Germany post-World War II: "Ein Viertel wurde von den USA verwaltet." I would have imagined to use 'regieren' here. Turns out verwalten ...
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Erwachsenenlakritz - Kein Kinderlakritz

I bought this can of liquorice. At the back, it lists the ingredients in four languages. But for German, there is an additional row of text below the ingredients which says "ERWACHSENENLAKRITZ - KEIN ...
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Unterschiede zwischen „Scheiße“ und „Scheiß“

Diese Frage bezieht sich auf die richtige Anwendung der Begriffen die Scheiße und der Scheiß. Warum klingen etwa lass die Scheiße! (anstelle lass den Scheiß!) aber dieses Mal mach keine Scheiße! ...
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When you add the article with the preposition “in” [duplicate]

Why is it that there is no article here: Mein Freund hat um 15 Uhr einem Termin IN Hamburg While we see one here: Wo Arbeitet dein Freund ? IN DER Schweiz
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Usage of “etwas” and “einige”

I read in the book that etwas means some. Ich brauche etwas frisches Fleisch. Er hat etwas Geld. There is also another determiner that is einige. It also means some. Vor ...
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“Sich handeln um” and “handeln von”

What is the difference between sich handeln um and sich handeln von? Dieses Buch handelt sich um eine schöne Prinzessin. Dieses Buch handelt sich von einer Prinzessin.
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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen “reden” und “sprechen”?

Ich denke sie sind Synonyme; aber sind sie es wirklich? "Reden" scheint mehr umgangsprachlich zu sein, während "sprechen" ganz viele verschiedene Bedeutungen hat. Warum gibt es das Wort "reden"? Warum ...
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“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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Is there any difference in the words “roast” and “fry” in German?

Is there any difference in the words "roast" and "fry" in German? Or are they both just braten? Here are some definitions for them: fry, roast
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Is there a difference between “Medikamente”, “Arzneimittel” und “Drogen”?

The words "Medikamente", "Arzneimittel" und "Drogen" all seem in the dictionaries to mean drugs or medicines. Apart from drogen which I can understand may have the negative connotation of illegal ...
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“Aktivieren” and “aufrufen”

Is aufrufen the same as aktivieren? 1.Ich werde morgen mein Gmail-konto aufrufen. 2.Ich werde morgen mein Gmail-konto aktivieren.
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Unterschied zwischen „sich beteiligen“ und „teilnehmen“?

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen sich beteiligen und teilnehmen? Die beiden bedeuten participate, aber werden sie in einem Satz unterschiedlich verwendet?
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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?
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Unterschied zwischen “da” und “weil” im Nebensatz

Ich habe heute etwas über Nebensätze gelernt. Dabei habe ich etwas nicht verstanden. Meine Problem ist, dass ich nicht verstehe, wann man "da" und wann man "weil" benutzen muss. Könnte mir das ...
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Differences in words for simplicity, such as “Einfachheit” and “Anspruchslosigkeit”

I was trying to write a sentence in German about simplicity and want the word that will best describe gratitude with simple pleasures. So I have come across the following words Anspruchslosigkeit ...
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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 ...
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Accurate words to communicate the concept of “dating”

When I have used translation services, the word suggestions for "dating" seem to be along the lines of carbon dating, not the intended romantic words. The other challenge is that American concept of ...
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When to use “beziehungsweise”

beziehungsweise: a) (stilistish unschön) [oder] vielmehr, besser/genauer gesagt - sinnv: oder Er war mit ihm bekannt bzw. befreundet b) und im anderen Fall Die Fünf- und Zweipfenningstücke ...
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Difference between “heute”, “heutig”, and “heutigen”?

I was looking up the German word for "Today's" and Google translate suggested "heutigen" but I did not see that even listed in my English to German dictionary. But I did find many instances written ...
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Difference between “Notizen” and “Aufzeichnungen” to mean notes

When I looked up English to German translation for "notes" I saw "Aufzeichnungen." But previously had seen "Notizen", when would either one of those words be more appropriate than the other to mean ...
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What's the difference between “Meiden” and “Vermeiden”?

I came across these two sentences recently: Ich versuche, Kohlenhydrate zu meiden Wir hatten versucht, den Verkehr zu vermeiden What's the difference between the two verbs in regards to ...
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Difference between anhören und hören [duplicate]

Ich habe diese Frage gefunden: "Wollen wir uns die Oper zusammen _?" a) hören b) anhören Aber was ist der Unterschied zwischen anhören und hören?!
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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen “nördlich von” und “im nördlich von”? [closed]

Ich wohne 450 Kilometer nördlich von Manila. Ich wohne 30 Minuten im nördlich von Quezon Stadt. Was ist der Unterschied zwischen "nördlich von" und "im nördlich von"?
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Unterschied zwischen “Lehrgang” und “Praktikum” [closed]

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Lehrgang und Praktikum?
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Aus vs. Von - What is the difference?

My confusion at the moment lies in the difference in the two prepositions, aus and von. Please note that Dict.cc is my main resource for words and phrases, and it shows the following: I'm fairly ...
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Difference Between “Meist” and “Am Meisten”

My dictionary shows that meist and am meisten have similar meanings: most/mostly and related words. What are the rules, if any, as to when either word should be used? Ich höre meist Lieder von ...
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Differences between “wusste” and “habe gewusst” in the main clause, and using “kann” and “konnte” in the subordinate clause

Which are correct, which are not, and what are the nuances? In particular, what are the allowed tenses for the verbs in the main and the dass clause (agreement)? Ich wusste nicht, dass man gehen ...
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“Entscheiden” as reflexive verb?

Which of the following are correct? (a) Ich habe entschieden, am Wochenende nach Moskau zu reisen. (b) Ich habe mich entschieden, am Wochenende nach Moskau zu reisen. (c) Ich habe mir ...
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Difference between “Übrigens” and “im Übrigen”

"Übrigens" and "im Übrigen" both mean "incidentally/by the way". Are there any differences at all between the two?
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Difference between “Erinnerung” and “Gedächtnis”

Both Erinnerung and Gedächtnis can be translated into English as "memory". Are there instances where you would use one word and not the other?
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Welches ist hier gängiger? “bei jmdm bekannt sein” oder “bei jmdm populär sein”?

In den 90ern waren die Fantastischen Vier bei den Jugendlichen sehr bekannt. In den 90ern waren die Fantastischen Vier bei den Jugendlichen sehr populär. Welcher Satz ist hier gängiger? "Bei ...
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Difference between “komisch” and “lustig”

Both lustig and komisch can be translated into English as "funny". Are there instances where you would use one word and not the other?
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What's the difference between “endlich” and “schließlich”?

I have up till now used both endlich and schließlich to mean "finally" but I'm suspicious there is a subtle difference in meaning. Can anyone please clarify? For example if I want to say: I ...
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Unterschied zwischen “denken an jdm” und “denken an jdn”

Wir benutzen: denken an jemandem (dativ) oder denken an jemanden (akkusativ). Und was ist der Unterschied?
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Der Nebensatz “dass” und “das”

Einige meiner Freunde benutzen "das" anstatt von "dass" als Nebensatz, wie zum Beispiel : Ich wußte es, das du ein Topf voller Gold versteckt hast. Ist es ein Dialekt oder Hochdeutsch?
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what's the difference between wieso and warum? [duplicate]

My grammar book states that both "wieso" and "warum" mean "why" but my friend who lived in Germany for one year states there's a subtle difference in questioning between them but couldn't really ...
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Unterschied zwischen “Angestellte”, “Beamte” und “Arbeitnehmer” [closed]

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen: Beamte Angestellte Arbeitnehmer
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when we use an dem Platz und auf dem Platz (difference)

Ich habe diese Sätze gefunden : Wo ist bitte das Cafe? - Das ist an dem Rosenplatz. Wo ist der Markt? - Auf dem Kirchplatz.