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

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How to construct complex relative clauses true to their English original?

I’m trying to build multiple relative clauses in the same context, but I’m not sure what I’m missing, where I’m wrong. This is usually thought of as teaching a language for specific purposes for ...
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Translation of “movers and shakers”

Does anyone have a suggestion to a German translation of the term movers and shakers? English definition from Merriam-Webster: a person who is active or influential in some field of endeavor
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How to translate computer/software logging?

How would I best translate logging of data by a computer program? A log Logging to a file A log entry We also ‘book’ entries to a log file, such an entry is called: A log booking For now we ...
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How to translate “this”, used for an unknown thing when mentioned the first time?

The word this has a couple of meanings in English. Wiktionary states 5. I am specifically interested in the translation of the fourth meaning: A known (thing) (used in first mentioning a person or ...
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How to say something like “I trained every day to be a better runner”

How would you say something with this construction? “I did X (in order) to Y”. My thought for the sentence in the title was Jeden Tag trainierte ich ein besserer Läufer zu werden. Does this ...
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„Tail“ in der Statistik

Im Englischen gibt es tail für die beiden Enden einer Wahrscheinlichkeitsverteilung. Gibt es dafür eine Übersetzung? Z. B.: The probability distribution has a long tail. Wenn ich das wörtlich ...
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“From date - To date” to specify a period of time [closed]

How I can translate from date and to date to specify a period of time? In my web application there are a few places where a user can input the period of time when something happened in an employee's ...
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Saying “That’s the whole point”

I have seen three possible translations of That’s the whole point: Das ist es ja gerade. Das ist es doch eben. Genau darum geht es. Is there any difference in the quality/context/tone of the three ...
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German correspondent for “cock wagon”

Both my parents were born in Germany and came to the US, when they were five years old. They spoke German to each other but not with us kids. Now, I got my first job out of school and bought a ...
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Why we dont need “zu” in this sentence?

I saw this sentence in one of the Hueber books : Ich brauchte nur mein Zimmer in Ordung halten. I want to know why we don't need "zu" before the verb halten ?
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How to say “Yes, I'm still interested in this”? [closed]

Seems pretty easy, but I don't know to say something that basic. It should be something like "mich interessiert", but I'm answering to an email here and I want to make it not rude.
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Wie sagt man „to track (an asset)“ auf Deutsch? How would you say “to track (an asset)” in German?

Es ist für die Beschreibung einer Asset-Tracking-Software. Das Beste, was ich bis jetzt gefunden habe, ist verfolgen, aber ich finde es nicht ideal. Um etwas mehr Kontext zu geben, es geht um Labor-...
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Wie sagt man „by design“ auf Deutsch?

Wie sagt man auf Deutsch by design? Zum Beispiel: the back cover of the CD is absent by design Google Translate empehlt „von Entwurf“ und „nach Design“, aber ich glaub ihm nicht.
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How to translate “mountain studies” or “island studies”?

Consider the entities Center on Mountains Studies and Center on Islands Studies at a hypothetical (American) university. Mountains studies and islands studies are fields of study that cover issues of ...
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Asking for an appointment [closed]

How can I make an appointment with doctor. Can you guide me about this translation. I would appreciate the better expressions also. I'calling.... 1:I 'm Abdullah and calling on behalf of my wife. *...
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How to say “Someone offered to take our things”, in a polite setting?

I want to say, “Somebody offered to take our things”, as a polite gesture. (so not stealing our things, or just taking them for no reason.) There are just so many different ways to say take — I’m not ...
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Deutsches Wort für “eye-service”, oder im Allgemeinem, dem lateinischen “pseudo-” Prefix?

Und im Allgemeinem suche ich ein Äquivalent für das lateinische "pseudo-"Präfix. Zum Beispiel: "pseudo-arbeit" wäre das englische Wort für "eye-service".
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Where and which article should I use?

During my translations into German language I got confused, weather should I use article and which (definite/undefinite). I have found numerous rules, but, maybe somebody can give me more clear ...
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Suche bestimmtes deutsches Wort für »brainstorming« [closed]

Ich suche ein deutsches Wort für brainstorming. Es findet sich recht viel per Google, aber ich suche ein ganz bestimmtes – wie ich fand, »geiles«, lustiges deutsches – Wort beziehungsweise Synonym. ...
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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 is the German equivalent of “about” (as in “about this site”)

I’m translating a website into German, even though I don’t know German. Anyway. In English websites you often find the word about in the navigation section, or similarly in other applications; ...
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Is there a common alternative to “hinein” and “herein” that does not reference the speaker's location?

I understand that both hinein and herein can be used to translate "into it", that hinein is used when referring to movement away from the speaker's location, and that herein is used when referring to ...
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German analogue for “to run the program”

So how would I normally say in German "I run this program" or "I launch this program" (on a computer). Dict.cc gives me "ausführen" and "laufen lassen" for "to run a program". Both sound quite ...
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Gesetzliche/Rechtliche Regulierung der/von Wirtschaft [closed]

I am struggling how to translate "Legal Regulation of Economics". Which one is correct? Gesetzliche/Rechtliche Regulierung der/von Wirtschaft
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Deutscher Ausdruck für „guilty pleasure“?

Im Englischen gibt es den Ausdruck „guilty pleasure“ (Wikipedia, Wiktionary), mit dem man beispielsweise einen Film bezeichnen kann, den man sehr gerne sieht, obwohl man weiß, dass der Film schlecht ...
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How do I say “It's all about the marketing”?

I've tried googling it up, but to no direct success. Google translate suggests Es geht nur um die Vermarktung. or Es ist alles über die Vermarktung Is any one of that correct? I'm a ...
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How do you translate “on it”, “onto it”, “in it”, and “into it” in conversational German?

Suppose a person is walking toward a road. Right before she steps onto the road, she points at the road and says, "I walk onto it." As she continues walking on the road, she points down at the road ...
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How do Germans refer to an object whose noun is unknown?

For example, suppose a German native is walking on a road but does not know the word "die Straße" (so she also doesn't know the noun gender). She then points down at the road says, "I walk on 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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German word for “Keyuser” or “Power User”

I am looking for a true German word for a Computer user with "extra permissions and education". Any suggestions?
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How do you say “I had hoped I’d be able to get something to translate out of this!”

Where this is a forum post and the tone is one in which I did, indeed, get something to translate out of the post (exclamation with an elative tone, I suppose). I did try a dictionary and googling ...
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Wie sagt man »6 pack abs«?

Ich trainiere jeden Tag, um eine 6 pack abs zu bekommen Es gibt eine Übersetzung dafür im Internetwörterbuch Dict.cc, aber ich bin mir unsicher, ob sie zu meinem Satz passt: Ich treibe jeden Tag ...
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Is there a short translation for ‘worth a read’ or ‘worth a listen’?

Just looking for a nice succinct way to say these terms in German: worth a read and worth a listen (video). Can I say lesenswert? *Sadly this isn’t in a dictionary as it is a phrase. ...
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“Especially because” in German

I often want to express a sentiment like: It was so nice to be outside this summer, especially because the winter was so cold! Literally translated, especially because would be insbesondere ...
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German equivalent for ‘location estimation’

What is the equivalent for Touchscreen location estimation in German? Location estimation applies to both Geographic and Electronics. Is Touch stelle schätzung the right one?
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What is the best translation for the term “snack”?

For instance, would you use: der Snack, der Imbiss, die Kleinigkeit, der Schnellimbiss, der Happen, etc.? And when would you use which term? i.e. for what kind of snack — a snack commercially ...
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“Tell” as in “Tell me a song you like!”

How do I translate tell as in the title? It has a slightly different meaning than, for example, as in tell me a story (erzählen). The story is directly what you tell, while the song is what you tell ...
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How to best translate “The Immolator”?

To immolate means to sacrifice, especially by the means of fire. There is an English noun immolator, but Feueropfernder doesn’t sound right, and the description jemand, der ein Feueropfer darbringt ...
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Wie sagt man »to be back to normal«?

Meine Frau und ich hatten einen Streit und jetzt sind wir zur Normalität zurückgekehrt. My wife and I had a fight, but now we are back to normal. Ich weiß nicht, ob dieser Ausdruck zu diesem ...
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»Feature« übersetzen oder nicht?

Ist es OK, in einer auf Deutsch verfassten wissenschaftlichen Arbeit, die sich mit Softwareentwicklung befasst, das Wort Feature zu verwenden? Gibt es eine Alternative? Wie könnte es übersetzt werden? ...
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Wie sagt man »to stand someone up«?

Sie ließ mich gestern im Café sitzen. She stood me up yesterday at the café. Ich weiß nicht, ob sitzen lassen hier richtig ist. Was ist die Alternativ dazu?
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What would be the best translation of the expression “on track”?

I’m currently writing a status report using a “traffic light” system, where the description for “Green” would be “On track”, to note that a certain task is on track with the development plan and and ...
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Wie sagt man “according to our policy”?

Google Translate hat mir Politik für policy empfohlen. Ich bin mir aber nicht sicher, dass ich dieses Wort im Sinne von „according to our company’s policy“ nutzen kann. Kann man sagen: Laut ...
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Sagt man “Ich stimme (dem/dir) zu” für “I agree with that”?

A: I think people in our city are spending too much nowadays. B: I agree with that. A: Ich glaube, dass Leute in unserer Stadt heutzutage zu viel ausgeben. B: _________ Es gibt ...
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Wie sagt man “according to”?

Recently, I wanted to say something like: According to the national emergency office … but I didn’t find an expression for according to. It seems to me that the translation nach refers to a ...
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Can you use “brauchen” for “need to”?

In English, need to and must are basically the same thing. Kann man dafür brauchen sagen? Oder muss man müssen benutzen? (Can you say brauchen? Or must you use müssen?) 1) Ich brauche zu essen., ...
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Substantiv für »Aufteilung in einem Gitter«

Gibt es ein Substantiv für den Prozess des Aufteilens in einem Gitter? Vgl. auf Englisch Gridding. (Kontext: Mathe)
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How do I say Newsflash in german?

I want to make a sarcastic comment under a youtube video of an interview with Christiano Ronaldo. I want something along the lines of 'Newsflash: Christiano Ronaldo says his life is pretty good'.
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Wenn (Subjunctive vs. Indicative)

How can you tell when you are using the indicative form of 'wenn' and when you are using the subjunctive form? For example: Wenn du das nicht verstehst, nur frag! Is this counterfactual/...
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Wie sagt man 'a value of a new item'?

Es gibt ein Buch mit paar leichten Kratzer auf dem Umschlag. Das Buch ist aber im Prinzip neu und ungelesen. Wenn ich über seinem Zustand auf Englisch sagen wollte, würde ich sagen: das Buch hat a ...