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

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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 where a bit sticky. sticky.. "klebrig" passt hier irgendwie nicht. Wie würde man das in deutsch ...
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´Der Patient entwickelte Symptome einer Lebensmittelvergiftung´ - possible sentences?

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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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.
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Ich bin mir bewusst vs mir ist bewusst

Beides wird als I'm aware ins Englische übersetzt. Gibt es dazwischen irgendeinen Unterschied in Bezug auf die Bedeutung? Oder ist es halt eine Sache der Ausdrucksweise.
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Parameters of Reasoning - auf Deutsch?

In einem englischsprachigen philosophischen Artikel von Iris Marion Young, über den ich in einem Seminar sprechen werde, heißt ein Abschnitt "Parameters of Reasoning". Wie würde das ins Deutsche ...
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German word for “suspension” / “suspended harmony” (music theory)

I'm searching for a German word for suspension, referring to music theory. Suspension as in suspended harmony. From Wikipedia: A suspension (SUS) (sometimes referred to as a syncope) occurs when ...
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Which infinitive to use with “sein”?

I've looked around a bit and I haven't been able to figure this out: I often say things in English like, "I am excited to eat lunch" I'm not sure which form of the infinitive to use. Would it be: ...
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German equivalent to “It’s delicious is what it is!” [closed]

Are there any expressions similar to It’s *** is what it is! which can be use to respond to a question about what something is?
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Übersetzung von “I can explain that to you tomorrow — if you want, of course”

I can explain that to you tomorrow -- if you want, of course. Mit diesem Satz drückt der Sprecher aus, dass er die Sache erklären kann, aber nur, wenn sie der Hörer wissen möchte. Wie sagt man ...
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“zum Zahnarzt” or “zur Zahnärztin” for female dentist?

I'm going to see the dentist today. If the dentist is female, should I say (a) Ich gehe heute zur Zahnärztin. or (b) Ich gehe heute zum Zahnarzt. I think (a) should be the correct ...
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Übersetzung von “wish you the best of luck”

I wish you the best of luck for your upcoming exam. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? Man kann Ich wünsche dir viel Glück für deine kommende Prüfung. sagen, was die gleiche Bedeutung ...
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Übersetzung von “Goodness knows we need it”

Wie übersetzt man die Phrase Goodness knows we need it. ins Deutsche? Ein Beispiel von der Verwendung dieser Phrase: We are reaching out to tomorrow's scientists: with three decades of ...
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Translation of “May all your dreams and wishes come true”

You want to say to your friend on her birthday May all your dreams and wishes come true. A direct translation would be (a) Möge all deine Träume und Wünsche wahr werden. But as it was ...
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“Ein Foto nehmen” und “Take a photo”: verständlich, idomatisch?

I can take a photo for you. Eine vom Wörterbuch vorgeschlagene Übersetzung: Ich kann ein Foto für dich machen. Wäre die direkte Übersetzung Ich kann ein Foto für dich nehmen. völlig ...
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Übersetzung von “something for you to amuse yourself with”

Here is something for you to amuse yourself with while waiting. Wie kann man das ins Deutsche übersetzen? (a) Hier ist etwas, mit wem du dich während der Wartezeit amüsieren kannst. ...
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Übersetzung von “in July next year”

The event will be held in July next year. Wie kann man das ins Deutsche übersetzen? (a) Die Veranstaltung wird im Juli nächstes Jahr stattfinden. (b) Die Veranstaltung wird im Juli vom ...
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Übersetzung von “Guess what!”

Guess what! I met your sister yesterday! Wie kann man das ins Deutsche übersetzen? Würde die direkte Übersetzung Rate mal! Ich habe gestern auf deine Schwester getroffen! funktionieren? Was ...
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Übersetzung von “I am a PhD student in chemistry”

I am a PhD student in chemistry. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? (a) Ich bin Doktorstudent in Chemie. (b) Ich bin PhD Student in Chemie. In einer Antwort zu dieser Frage wurde ...
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“irgendwo hinfliegen” oder “irgendwohin fliegen”

I think he will fly somewhere next week, but I can't remember where. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? (a) Ich glaube, er wird nächste Woche irgendwo hinfliegen, aber ich kann mich nicht ...
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Translation of “wish you all the best”

I wish you all the best for the upcoming year. Would it be idiomatic to say Ich wünsche dir all das Beste für das kommende Jahr. ? A close and natural translation would be Ich wünsche ...