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When can I translate the English prepositions ‘for’ and ‘to’ with their German cognates ‘für’ and ‘zu’?

I am new to German. I am confused with translating the English prepositions for and to, which seem to be cognates of German für and zu, respectively. Das ist für dich. – This is for you. Ich ...
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Usage of Nächster

I am quite new to german. I am confused with the ending of the word 'Nächster'. Nächstes Jahr Nächsten Monat Nächste Woche How does it work? I think it depends on the Declension. But somewhere I ...
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How to say “Let me take my breath please” in German? [on hold]

I just wanna know how to say "Let me take my breath please", in case of "I have just arrived and so tiered". Thank you...
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Translation of “mental block” in German

I've searched for the german translation of this phrase mental block and noticed that there are several translation such as mentaler Block, Blockade, Lösungsblockade etc. Which one of them best fits ...
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When to use “zu” and when to use “für” to translate “for”?

I see that some German texts use für and some zum, where the English sentence uses for. Which one of them is going to be used when, e.g. which one is best in the following sentence? Anwendung ...
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What is verb version of “process” in german?

I've learnt that translation of "process" is in German "Verfahren". This word "process" can also be used in english as a verb like in "time processes while we are sleeping", at this point its ...
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What is a good translation of “cancelled” in the context of buses and trains?

I'm looking for a good translation for cancelled in the context of transportation. As in X bus line has been cancelled.
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What's the idiomatic equivalent of “at the top of one's lungs”, if there is one?

I'd like to translate the following sentence into German: She screamed at the top of her lungs. But I have a feeling that Google Translate's result, "Sie schrie an der Spitze der ihre Lungen" is ...
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Mark as duplicate if other answer is in another language? [on hold]

This should be meta, but I don't have enough reputation. I have seen a English question here which is marked as duplicate, but the original question and answer are German. Is this preferred ...
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How would you translate “Flagship product”?

How would you translate a flagship product, so the best product of a company, as in Paint is the flagship product of Microsoft. [Just an example...] I could say Paint ist das beste Produkt ...
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How to translate “window switching” in the context of compression algorithms?

I’m wondering how the term window switching is translated into German. For those wondering, it’s a term used in computer science to describe a popular method for pre-echo suppression, particularly in ...
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“Combover” — is there a German equivalent?

A student of mine asked me how a German might say combover. It's that interesting hair style when someone is bald, but they have hair on one side of their head, and comb it over to the other side. It ...
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Wie sage ich „I brush their teeth“?

Ich möchte ausdrücken, dass ich morgens die Zähne meiner Töchter putze (sie sind 5 und 7 Jahre alt). Sage ich Ich putze ihnen die Zähne oder Ich putze ihre Zähne?
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What is equivalent of “failure” in german

I was trying to translate an English sentence to German, but I don’t know which word best fits to failure in the following context. The affective filter is a theoretical construct in second ...
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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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Usage and translation of “blitzkrieg”

In English it’s quite acceptable and normal to use the German word blitzkrieg even in other than historical contexts. For example, in the October 2015 issue of National Geographic I read on page 43 ...
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What can be a proper translation for: “degree obtained with Merit”?

In Great Britain you can get a degree with Merit or Distinction from any university when you have high grades. What is the equivalent or translation for this in German?
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Word for “unskippable”

In advertising, it is possible to have video adverts that are skippable and unskippable. Skippable videos are those that give you a few seconds forced viewing, then allow you to skip the video if you ...
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Wie könnte man “spouse” gender-neutral übersetzen?

Das Wort spouse ist im Englischen eine genderneutrale Bezeichnung für den/die Ehepartner/-in. Wie könnte ich es übersetzen, und dabei diese Neutralität bewahren? Ehepartner ist vermutlich am nähsten,...
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Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?

I'm giving a keynote in Potsdam in two weeks on reputation systems, and I'm looking for a German colloquial/slang phrase for "Them's fight'n words!" I'm using it to represent the idea that people can ...
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What does x do in meaning of “how it works”

I would like know is there a question-answer type in german like following: What does a norm-referenced test do? (Was sorgt ein normbezogener Test für?) It compares students’ performance to ...
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“I have been informed by Alex” in German

Wie sagt man "I have been informed by Alex" auf Deutsch? Könnte die Aussage so übersetzt werden? Ich bin von Alex informiert geworden. Ich war durch Alex bescheid geworden.
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Translations for Weather-Descriptions

I am trying to translate some weather descriptions for a weather-application to German. I managed to translate many of them, but I am still stuck with a few. I hope you can help me with it: ragged ...
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German word for ‘understocked’ [closed]

Is there a German word for understocked? If not, what phrase would be the best translation? Understocked in the context that for example a supermarket does not have some products which are usually ...
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German word for “queue ticket”

When you go to an office you get a ticket with a number. You have to wait until your number is on a display. I want to know the German word for this ticket.
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How to say “one thing or another” in German

So, I was trying to find a way of saying something like "I can say one thing or another in German", mainly to try to run away from the classic "Ich kann sprechen ein bisschen deutsch". But I couldn'...
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German word for “Binge TV watching ending depression”

Germany has a wonderful ability to make compound words for things not found in other language. There is a modern experience I would like to know how to say with a German word. Binge TV Watching ...
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Translation of “such that”: “so, dass”?

Consider the following english sentence: A function f: A → B is called surjective if for every b in B, there is some a in A such that f(a) = b. What is the German translation of this sentence? ...
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How to build a German sentence with three verbs?

How would I build a German sentence with three verbs? For example I will begin speaking German today. with the verbs werden, beginnen, and sprechen. Is this translation sentence correct? ...
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How do you say that you're ‘high’ (from smoking marijuana) in German?

How do you say that you’re ‘high’ (from smoking marijuana) in German? Is the expression limited to marijuana or is it used in other instances as well? Also if there is a term for people who smoke a ...
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“Hang out with friends” in German

How do I say I like hanging out with friends in German? I'm having trouble with the verb "hang out" in this meaning. From the dictionary, there are meanings of shirts/tongue hanging out, ...
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Which one is used more widely for “Jump” in software interfaces : “Sprung” or “springen”

I know that I can directly use the english word but I'm trying to use generally accepted and agreed german terms in the german translation of our software. Our developers missed some of the button ...
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Reminding of own identity at the beginning of correspondence

When sending (for example) an email to somebody who probably doesn’t have my current contact information, I would want to remind of who I am. So in English I would write something like: It’s (my ...
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“Every day in every way, I’m getting better and better.”

Ich suche eine sinngemäße poetische Übersetzung. Denn die wörtliche („Jeden Tag werd ich in jeder Hinsicht besser.“) klingt schauderhaft. Ich dachte an etwas der Art: Jeden Tag, mit jeder Tat, ...
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Translation of “Please call me Bill”

How would you translate Please call me Bill. Would it be Bitte nennen Sie mich Bill. or Bitte heißen Sie mich Bill. or some other verbs?
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Good German phrase for “lone wolf”?

I am looking for a good German word(s) for the English "(a)lone wolf". Practically I am looking for not only a simple dictionary translation, but for a secondary/metaphorical meaning as well, if it ...
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How are words categorized into masculine, feminine and neutral

Recently, while learning German I came across the articles der, die and das. which are used to indicate the gender of a noun. So, categorizing the words into masculine, feminine and neutral ...
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Acquired taste auf Deutsch?

Ich suche eine knappe Übersetzung für "acquired taste", also wenn jemandem etwas schmeckt, was ihm als Kind nicht geschmeckt hat, zum Beispiel Kaffee, Bier oder scharfes Essen. Ich suche quasi das ...
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Using of “with whom” in German

I'd like to know if the following sentence is correct in German: Er fand endlich eine Frau, mit der den Rest seines Lebens zu verbringen. (He finally found a woman with whom to spend the rest of ...
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Chatty expression in German

There are chatty expressions in English, like in the middle of a conversation someone says: [Getting angry] Does it work the same in German? as in [sauer werden] Or such a thing isn't ...
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Help with using “only” in the context of temperature

Could anyone please help me with saying: "It feels like...". This is in the context of "I think the temperature was only 5 degrees, but it felt like negative 30!" Could you also help me translate the ...
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What is the German word for “mind”?

Is there a word in German to refer to the mind? Gehirn is brain, but that’s the meat inside the head, not the mind. In Spanish it is mente. Is there a German equivalent? I have consulted my ...
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How to translate “spirit brands”?

How can we say in German "Coctails with local spirit brands"? I am facing difficulties to translate the part "spirit brands". Do you have an idea?
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Translation of “grammar Nazi”

The English term "grammar Nazi" is often used to describe a person who is overly pedantic about grammar. From what I have experienced in the English speaking world, it is generally considered ...
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How do I translate “God” and “god” to German?

Naively, both (monoteistic and pagan) would be "der Gott". In Russian language the God and a god are also often discrimitated by capitalisation. How does it go in German? Answers to the related ...
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What is the German term for “Financial capital”?

I’d like to know the German term for a financial capital (city), e.g. London, Hong Kong, Frankfurt. I’d like to say: Frankfurt ist Europas _________ .
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German equivalent of the phrase “That reminds me”?

Is there a German equivalent of the phrase "That reminds me"? An example usage in English (taken from Macmillan Dictionary): That reminds me. I must take the chicken out of the freezer. Does ...
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»To walk in someone’s shadow« auf Deutsch?

There’s a popular idiom in the English language: To walk in someone’s shadow This idiom is used to portray that something, or someone, is following in the footsteps of someone larger who is ...
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wie sagt man “so far” in Deutsch

Ich möchte die Übersetzung von "so far" wissen. Sagen wir "bisher" oder "so weit". Wenn beides möglich ist, wann benutzen wir "bisher" und wann "so weit"? Zum beispiel, wenn ich sagen möchte, "I ...
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Lernen bei jdm. vs Lernen mit jdm

I want to say that it was very interesting with you(my teacher) to learn German. What is the difference? What's better and right? My option - Es war sehr interessant, (bei dir)/(mit dir) Deutsch zu ...