Übersetzung Englisch nach Deutsch - Questions on translations from English to German.

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Spelling noun–noun compound words

I am translating my meatloaf recipe to German and am unsure about translating the meatloaf mixture from the sentence Transfer the meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan. I have: meatloaf → der ...
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“You got to be kidding me!” in German?

What is the correct translation/specific word for kidding in German in this context?
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Habitual past vs simple past

How would the translation of the habitual past He would visit the beach everyday differ from the one of the simple past He visited the beach everyday? when translating those sentences to ...
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How to translate “items to be approved”?

I’m bumping into this English to German translation in our software: Project bookings to be approved -> Zu genehmigende Projektbuchungen I’m Dutch, but something does not sound correct here. ...
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How do you say “handwavy proof” in German?

In English language there is a beautiful colloquial usage, which describes the way a proof is done ie a "handwavy proof". A handwavy proof is a kind of proof, in which you use no/very little ...
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How do you say “whatsoever” in German?

In everyday language one often uses the word “whatsoever“ to emphasise, as in this example from daily life: There is no problem whatsoever. I have no doubt about his work whatsoever. or in ...
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How do you say “act on” in a quantum-mechanical context in German?

My German is pretty good but I know very little of the terminology in Quantum Mechanics. In Quantum Mechanics one often say something like the momentum operator p acts on the ket |ψ>. How ...
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German equivalent of “It works”

In English there is an idiom: It works. Or more likely: That/It works for me. I think that the following is wrong, as arbeiten seems rather literal, but would it be a correct ...
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Übersetzung von „Corporatocracy“ als politischer Begriff?

Ich suche die deutsche Entsprechung von Corporatocracy. Aber nicht im Sinne einer engen Verflechtung von Wirtschaft und Politik sondern als politisches System. Eine Art „unternehmerische Technokratie“ ...
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“Again” in German? [closed]

What word would you use to order somebody to do something again? I'm writing a book and know very little about the German language. The sentence I'm trying to translate is "Again!" as in ordering ...
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Translation for “show off”

I try to find a colloquial way to express "to show off" but I really have no clue among all these possibilieties which one to choose. I actually think I just heard "mit (etwas)angeben" .. What would ...
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“We're just taking a look” - Expression

Let us say you are shopping for clothes and one of the people in the section approaches you and asks "kommen Sie zurecht?" or something like that. How would you express "oh we're just taking a look", ...
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“Submit the form” in German

How can one translate "Submit the form" (in a HTML page) into German? I’ve searched an the dictionary says that "Submit" is something like "Vorlegen" but I’m not sure about it.
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“Don't all shout at once” in German

Suppose you are giving a talk, or some sort of presentation, and every now and then you ask a question, in order to give the audience an opportunity to take part in the discussion. Now, it often ...
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Übersetzung von “more money than when …”

I have more money than when I started the job. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? Ich habe mehr Geld als, als ich die Arbeit begann. Es sieht komisch aus, zwei "als" nacheinander zu haben. ...
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How to say “I will have recovered by next week” in German

Trying to translate: "By next week I will have recovered for sure" (meaning recovered from sickness) Have got out my grammar books and my "Deutsche Grammatik" (Helbig / Buscha) seems to suggest that ...
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“Ein Knopf ist schwer zu drücken.” Wie sagt man das?

In Englisch steht hier: All the buttons work smothly whereas in earlier models the buttons were a bit sticky. sticky.. "klebrig" passt hier irgendwie nicht. Wie würde man das auf Deutsch ...
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´Der Patient entwickelte Symptome einer Lebensmittelvergiftung´ - possible sentences? [closed]

May I say the following sentences in German? I give the original English sentences (the following are the translations I´ve got from German native speakers, but I am not sure whether they are possible ...
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Can an email speak? [duplicate]

In English, one would say, "I have received an email from you, which said that..." Is the direct calque ("Ich habe eine Email von Ihnen bekommen, die sagt, dass...") proper German?
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Help for a translation about art! :) (English-German) [closed]

I am currently running a translation about art and there is a phrase I have been thinking about the whole time and tried looking it up as well - without any success: "At the present time, where the ...
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Wie sagt man “notation” auf Deutsch?

Ich schreibe gerade eine Arbeit in Deutsch und suche nach einer guten Übersetzung für das englische Wort notation. Was ich mit diesem Wort meine, ist sozusagen wie man etwas schreibt. Also welche ...
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Best translation for “software-development manager”

I’m interested in learning the job title for a person who has HR responsibility for a group of developers (software-development manager in English). I’ve been looking at a few sites, and I’m trying ...
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Expressing “X of Y” or “Y's X”

I came across this on some app for learning languages. Say I want to express "X of Y" or "Y's X". I saw that the app used the form der X des Y not restricted to der but also die and das. I just ...
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how to work out the case of a segement

I'm getting better at working out the case I should use in many sentences but I thought of a sentence like: Here is our dog would our dog all be in the accusative case because it is the argument ...
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Translation of “I would be lying if I said that …”

I would be lying if I said that I'm not stressed about the upcoming test. How can this be translated into German? Ich würde lügen, wenn ich sagen würde, dass ich über die kommende Prüfung ...
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What is a “full beam master suite”? [closed]

I am currently reading a small article about a luxury yacht and there was the term "full beam master suite" used to describe one of the staterooms... Does anyone have an idea or even a German ...
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Deutsch für “can't be unseen”

Ich bin auf die englische Redewendung "can't be unseen" gestoßen. Vermutlich ist sie von "can't be undone" (kann nicht rückgängig gemacht werden) abgeleitet. Ich würde gerne wissen, ob man "can't be ...
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Does it make sense to use the verb spend/verbringen with regards to time in German?

In English, one can use the verb spend with units of time. You can say, for example: "spend your time how you want" or "spend your days and nights like that" Are there German idiomatic ...
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When do we use prepositions “in der” and “in dem”?

What is the difference between in der and in dem? Of course, I know in der is for masculine nouns but I'm not able to understand when we have to use in dem.
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Idiom for “none of my business”

What's the German idiom for Nothing to do with me! or It's none of my business! where the English have an exclamation mark for emphasis?
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“High school” in German?

I’m trying to translate the term high school into German. However this is proving to be difficult since the school systems in the U.S. are different from Germany. Using Dict.cc and Linguee, I’ve ...
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German Partner to Talk to? [closed]

Would someone like to add me on skype and IM in German, I would really like to improve it? =D *If this type of question isn't allowed I'm sorry. I'm lonely... XD
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Difference between “einfach” and “nur”

I was wondering what the difference between einfach and nur is. einfach = just, simply nur = just, simply, only What other differences in usage are there?
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Techn. Übersetzung: to serve a document

Ich übersetze momentan eine kleine Dokumentation für ein Softwareprojekt zur Entwicklung von Webanwendungen. An einigen Stellen heißt es in Bezug auf Webserver: "to serve a document", womit die ...
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How would you say “What would you like to be famous for” [closed]

In a context of asking someone what they would like to be famous for.
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Deutsches Wort für »Main Theme« (Titelmusik eines Videospiels)

Ich suche eine gute Übersetzung für den englischen Begriff main theme. Diese Bezeichnung findet man besonders im Internet häufig für die Titelmusik eines Films oder Videospiels; bspw. wäre Dragonborn ...
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How do you say “I was driving when it happened.” seeing as German has no Progressive Tense?

I'm confused because I know German does not have Progressive Tenses as English does. So how do you get around the "-ing" part?
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Translation for “Wow, I can't believe it!” [closed]

I would like to translate something like: "Wow, that's amazing! I cannot almost believe it!" What would be the best and most common German way to say that?
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Translation of “better than I thought it would be”

The show was better than I thought it would be. How can we translate this into German? I think (a) Die Aufführung war besser als ich dachte. already captures the meaning of the sentence, ...
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How to say “Sorry, not now, I am too busy”

I would like to be able to express Sorry, not now, I am too busy, or simply the idea that I am busy right now. I am not sure what to choose between besetzt and beschäftigt to say busy. I don´t really ...
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How to say “Sorry that I am late”?

I would like to know how to express “Sorry that I am late” in German. What would be the best and most common way to say that? Would any of the following be right? Entschuldigung / Entschuldigen ...
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Übersetzung von “I like her as a friend”

I like her as a friend. Wie kann man das ins Deutsche übersetzen? Wenn man als Ich mag sie wie eine Freundin. übersetzt, dann ist es nicht klar, ob mit "Freundin" eine feste Freundin ...
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Translation of “profit formula”

In this article by Mark Johnson, the term profit formula is used. He describes it like so: The profit formula is the blueprint that defines how the company creates value for itself while providing ...
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“I call bullshit” – German counterpart?

I cannot come up with a good German counter-part to: I call bullshit. Some things I pondered so far include: Das ist Blödsinn. So’n Blödsinn. My problem is that these directly refer ...
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Dativpräpositionen – how to say “I am going to Anna's House”?

I'm a total beginner and I'd like to cover one of the Dativpräpositionen basics in German. Which of the following sentences is the most correct and complete form of saying "I am going to Anna's ...
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Translation of “I find my job exciting”

I find my job exciting. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? Ich finde meine Arbeit aufregend. Die vorgeschlagenen Übersetzungen von exciting sind aufregend, sensationell, reizvoll, spannend ...
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Translation for the word “spoiled”: “verzogen”?

Which word would you use to translate the English adjective spoiled, like in the example: He is really a spoiled kid. Would you recommend using the word verzogen? Is that what most people would ...
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“safekeeping” in German?

I want to translate the word "safekeeping" to German, but not in the context of the word "Aufbewahrung". Rather, I want it to describe a type of person, kind of like in the following definition ...
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“Sequential”, “procedural” and “planner” in German: difference between words and their translations

For a vocabulary list I'm making I need to translate the words "sequential" (adj.), "procedural" (adj.) and "planner" (n.). All are being used in the context of describing people, but I haven't been ...
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Wie übersetzt man “I am chemistry student” ins Deutsche? [closed]

Wie übersetzt man I am chemistry student. ins Deutsche? I speak Spanish.