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

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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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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 ...
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How do you say “ can't wait to see you guys ” in German? [closed]

How do you say " can't wait to see you guys " in German ?
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How do you say “I also have lots of news to tell you” in German [closed]

Could anyone tell me how you would say "I also have lots (of news) to tell you" in German, when speaking to friends who you haven't seen in quite a long time?
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German idiom for “in so.'s infinite wisdom”

I want to translate (something like) the following: Chris, in his infinite wisdom, has... In English, in so.’s infinite wisdom is a sarcastic way of saying that you think what someone did was ...
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How to answer how are you? [duplicate]

I've always been a bit confused about the difference between Mir geht's ... and Ich bin ... I would appreciate it if someone could explain the difference, because they look quite similar. For ...
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German phrase that expresses a perpetual feeling of “Fernweh”

I am creating a typographic design piece and I speak only a little German but I want the piece to be in German. I love the idea of Fernweh and wanted to say something like für immer Fernweh but ...
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Translating “A letter for the public to read” and German infinitive verb grammar

I'd like to translate the English phrase A letter for the public to read into German. To be clear, I mean the phrase to suggest a letter that the public can read, as if addressed to the public. ...
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“To not know if…” construct in German

I know that to say things such as “I know that you dance well”, one can use the form “Ich weiß, dass…”. In this case, I believe the sentence could be translated as “Ich weiß, dass tanzt du gut”. How ...
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“Because then” in German

In an exercise, I was asked to rephrase the following sentence with weil: Flugtickets kaufen wir am liebsten im Internet, denn wir können die Preise vergleichen. The correct answer is, if I ...
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Buxtehude as English idiom [closed]

In German, there is the idiom Buxtehude which describes a place that may or may not exist. But I was astonished, when I read it as an idiom in an article of ars technica. Is this a common idiom in ...
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Improve german vocabulary [duplicate]

Can anyone suggest some great website to train German words? If anyone has some other great hint to learn german, I please you to poste the link below.
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How to say “to be stuck with a problem”?

I work at a German company and today I got stuck working on a problem and I am still not done with it. I want to express that to my boss, and I am looking for a word or phrase for being stuck with a ...
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Translation for a few sentences which sound strange to me [closed]

I need to translate a few more sentences into the complicated German language. And your feedback would be incredibly awesome! Do you currently have a UK address? / Haben Sie derzeit eine UK-Adresse? ...
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Did I translate these right? Not sure at all [closed]

I need to translate some questions for work and I could really use some feedback from someone who is more familiar with the language than I am. Here they go... Do you carry a US citizenship or a ...
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I want translation of introduction about my selves in German langu. [closed]

My name is xxxx. I am from xxx (city). i have completed my graduation in mechanical engineering from xxx university. i am 2014 batch passed out. present i am working in xxxx company as an engineer.my ...
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A sentence I found in Im Westen nichts neues [closed]

Sogar für abends hat jeder noch ein Kochgeschirr voll fassen können; I am having difficulty with understanding this sentence well. Perhaps an extremely literal translation coupled with how the ...
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How do I talk about my parent's parent? [closed]

How would I say my mother's/father's father? Or would I have to say my granddad on my mother's/father's side? I do not want to say my granddad as I want to talk about them separately.
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Aren't the meanings of “geek” and “nerd” translated into German contradicting with each other?

Yesterday I was going to call some one "Streber". But I wasn't actually sure about the meaning so I went to leo.org and looked it up. The first suggestions had been "nerd" and "geek", what made me ...
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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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What is equivalent of “its” in german? [closed]

Suppose that there is a paragraph consist of five sentences,but one them is irrelevant and ruins the unity.How could I ask that fact to students? Which of the sentences in the given paragraph is ...
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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, for example middle class families being squeezed out of private education.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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“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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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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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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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 right?...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...