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“Electronic Engineering” in German?

How would you say Electronic Engineering in German? I've looked it up and it appears in some places just as "Elektronik", but it is like the "engineering" part there is missing. I'm just a beginner so ...
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How to add explanation between Subject and Predicate and determine its grammatical category

While studying literary terms I've stumbled upon a sentence like below. It seems like a relative clause, now I wonder if there is a usage like that in German. It's German equivalent is also relative ...
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Is “herausquetschen” the right word for “to squeeze out”?

I want to know if herausquetschen is the right word for to squeeze out, in the context of squeezing out a group of people.
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German translation of “case sensitive”

As a translation of case sensitive dict.cc offered Groß- / Kleinschreibung-unterscheidend schreibungsabhängig, and Groß- / Kleinschreibung (beachten)! None of these are as elegant as the english ...
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How to say “make use of something” in german?

I've translated this phrase like below but I'm not sure does it make sense. I'll appreciate any help especially on bold typed part. Because I stumble upon this for the first time. In contrast with ...
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Can someone translate this sentence into German for me? [closed]

"Give me one orange, so all of your dreams come true" I have tried searching on my own I found this to be the most accurate for what I want except I am not sure about the grammar. gib mir eine orange ...
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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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A general way to add emphasis on words, actions, or people

I am looking for a way to emphasise words to put emphasis on words, actions, or people similar to the British English word bloody: This man is a bloody thief! Dieser Mann ist ein [?] Dieb! ...
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Differentiating between feminine and plural

First of all, both she and they translate to sie. In most sentences we can tell them apart by looking at the verb. But I got really confused today while doing an assignment. I need to translate They ...
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What is the difference between “in”, “aus” and “bei” with “arbeiten”?

What is the difference between arbeiten in, … aus and … bei? Even if it seems that the second one means ‘from’ and the first one ‘at’ (from wordreference.com), when I wrote: “Ich arbeite in der Uni.” ...
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“die Wäsche einfüllen” or “die Wäsche in die Maschine stecken”?

I am looking for the most common way to say: to place the laundry in the washing machine. In my German book Schritte 6+, I found the translation die Wäsche einfüllen, unfortunately though I ...
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To have somebody do something

In a reading lesson, the teacher may lead students to see beyond the literal meaning of words in a text, using a variety of clues to have students understand what the writer states implicitly. In ...
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Besteht der Text aus unverständlichem “Denglisch”?

Zu dem hier gezeigtenText habe ich den unten gedruckten Kommentar erhalten. Ist er gerechtfertigt? Die zweite Hälfte des in der Frage zu findenden Satzes könnte andeuten, dass der Frage ...
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German equivalent of “to tend to take on sth”

I would like to know how to express "to tend take on sth" How could I make better my following tranlation attempt or is it completely wrong? Most language teachers currently tend to take on the ...
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How to informally say “Sending love to you and your family” in German?

Best way to say "Sending love to you (female) and your family" in German? Our families are very close, so it should be informal.
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Wie sagt man “it's about time”?

It's about time she went home Mein Versuch ist : Es ist Zeit, dass sie nach Hause gegangen ist.
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“Einige Forschungen” or “manche Forschungen”? [closed]

I have seen that some can be used in a variety of ways. Is there a standard use of some that can be used on all occasions?
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How to say abstract “this”?

I know dies is generally used to say this when referring to a noun. But what about if I want to say something like "This is ridiculous!" or "This is my story". Is there a German equivalent of ...
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“Fast” in “Ich habe den Fehler fast gemacht.”

I want to say I almost made the mistake. Is it correct to say Ich habe den Fehler fast gemacht. I'm not sure about the adverb "fast" here, since it is modifying the verb "gemacht" (as ...
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Correct word translation: moving out of the country [closed]

I am moving out of the country and would like to inform my creditors of such. How do I correctly say that in German, "moving from Germany to US?". When I tried to locate such information, I'm ...
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Translating “You have no right to kill people even if you are hungry.” into German [closed]

How can you translate You have no right to kill people even if you are hungry. into German? My attempt is: Du hast kein Recht zu töten Menschen selbst wenn du bist hungrig. Is that ...
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“How to” construction in German

In English, there is the construction how to + [infinitive], e.g. in: I don't know how to do such and such thing. How to this and that is a different matter. How to win friends and ...
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What is “persönliche Zinswende”?

I came across the following sentence in Spiegel: Soll es mehr sichere Rendite sein, hilft den Kunden in vielen Fällen eben doch nur die persönliche Zinswende. Context: Big German banks pay ...
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Is “Ich bin gut” a valid reply for “How are you”?

I know you have to say Es geht mir gut. but Ich bin gut. sounds good to me. Can I say that?
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Mobile phone app specific term — How would one say “press” or “tap”?

For example, move a game piece and use it to tap on another game piece. So far, I think it is likely antasten most likely (I have consulted dict.leo.org). I would be grateful if a native German ...
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How do you say “I live in” in German? [closed]

How do you specify your street address in German. For example if you live in street xyz how do you say "I live in xyz"?
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Translating “A man with a gun is a citizen, a man without a gun is a subject” into German [closed]

How do you translate A man with a gun is a citizen, a man without a gun is a subject. into German?
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What is the word order for a sentence with with Modal Verbs in Futur II (Future Perfect)? [closed]

I am trying to summarise word order in sentences of different tenses and moods using the following table: +-----------------+-----------+--------+--------------+---------------+-----------+ | ...
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How do I refer to something in a question? [closed]

I'm discussing a picture of a shop in the comments section, and I want to ask a question: Where can I find this shop? Should I translate it like this: Wo kann ich das Geschäft finden?
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How to specify the size of a Rubik’s cube?

How can I say that I’ve solved an N×N×N Rubik’s cube in German? In English, you’d say e.g. four by four by four. What’s the equivalent preposition in German? Ich habe einen 2×2×2-Zauberwürfel ...
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Translation of “Being a person is getting too complicated. Time to be a unicorn.” [closed]

My idea of translation: Ein Mensch zu sein wird zunehmend zu kompliziert. Es ist an der Zeit, ein Einhorn zu sein. What is a better translation that has more style and sounds more German?
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How to imply a specific group in multiple groups

I would like to text a question but every group has three items,so how could I indicate in question header that I'm implying just an option of three items? For example: Which three of following ...
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How to translate “West North Central States” (U.S.) to German?

I want to translate West North Central States (of the United States) into German. A sample context is this Wikipedia article. My guess is "Westnordmittestaaten" or "Westnordcenterstaaten", but I'm ...
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In an academic context, does the German “Artikel” mean the same as the English “article” or “paper”?

Doing my PhD in England, I have barely talked about research in German, which is my mother tongue. In English, a publication in a journal is usually called a paper, or more formally, an article. When ...
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“to render a template” in German

I am from Germany and have to write a code documentation. Since I try to use as many German words as possible, it is sometimes difficult to do so. I want to say This View renders a given template ...
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German idiom similar to “to put the whole matter into a nutshell”?

Does similar figure of speech exist in German or should one translate to put the whole matter into a nutshell literally? Ein Fazit ziehen seems to make sense, but seems to be better used as a ...
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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) Mögen all deine Träume und Wünsche wahr werden. But as it was ...
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How would you translate “to judge someone” to German?

In English, "to judge someone" often implies a negative opinion, as in "Don't judge me!". Is there a German equivalent for this? How would you translate the example? My dictionary gives "jmdn. ...
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Übersetzung von “Take another guess!”

Wrong! Take another guess! Wie kann man das ins Deutsche übersetzen? Reverso Dictionary schlägt Vermutung, Annahme und Schätzung als Übersetzungen des Substantivs guess vor, aber ich glaube, dass ...
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Translation of “When I had short hair” [closed]

I have been told that it isn't Wann hatte ich kurze Haare. Is it something along the lines of Wann habe ich kurze Haare. or Wann ich kurze Haare gehabt?
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What's the German term for “to control for”?

Example sentence How would you translate: In order to control for any retirement related impact, ... Term The term to control for is used in statistics: Wikipedia: controlling for a variable ...
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Adjective endings, with Genitiv [closed]

"The new car of my friend" or "My friend's new car" let's take the second one: " My friend's new car " in German , could we say : das neuen Auto meines Freundes. ? I need help to find the ...
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“Anything” in German

Do you know anything about my next appointment time? How to ask that question in German, especially anything in this case (question form). How to say it? So, the sentences I need to translate ...
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What is the German equivalent of the term sub-skills?

I googled for the English term sub-skills that is especially used in the educational field. And I saw there are three terms that were Subskills, Teilkompetenz and Einzelfertigkeit. But I don’t like ...
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German equivalent of “true of something”

I translate true as wahr, but I couldn’t establish a sentence like its English original. Could you please elaborate on my attempt. That is not true of motivation in the classroom setting. Das ...
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How to ask “how is my note calculated”?

I want to ask in German: How is the note of the course calculated? Do you consider the obtained points of the homeworks or only the number of the handed over homeworks? I think it could be: ...
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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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How to translate “Steel your heart”?

Title says it all — in a moment of despair if you want to inspire someone and say “Steel your heart” how would you do so in German? I stepped upon this in the sentence “Steel your heart and your ...
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“The easiest way …”

Translating “the easiest way to carry bricks …” to Der einfachste Weg, Ziegel zu tragen, doesn’t seem right. Der einfachste Weg seems like only for “The easiest route”. Should “the easiest way to ...
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How do Germans call someone from the United States?

If the United States is translated to Vereinigte Staaten then how do you call people from there? I have always heard Amerikaner but that one refers to the whole continent.