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

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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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Übersetzung für “badger cull”

Der “badger cull” oder auch “- culling” beschreibt die systematische Jagd auf Dachse, um deren Population drastisch zu minimieren (siehe Link für weitere Details). Ich habe allerdings Schwierigkeiten, ...
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How to say 'learn by ear' in German?

In English we say someone can learn by ear when speaking of music or language. Is there a German equivalent?
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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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“to consider something/someone as something/someone” in German

I am trying to find a German expression for to consider st/sb as st/sb, e.g., as in: I consider him as my best friend. I’ve looked up some English–German dictionaries for the expression in ...
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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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“n/a” in German?

How would one say n/a (not applicable) in German? The only guesses I can come up with are fehlendor nicht verfügbar, but they don't have the exact meaning of n/a. Also, how would you abbreviate the ...
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What is the accurate translation of “Best Regards” to finish a letter?

To finish up a letter addressed to a client, I use Best Regards, followed by my signature. I've looked around for a direct translation, and came up with: ...
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“Finder will be rewarded” in German?

I want to translate the phrase Finder will be rewarded. to German. Somehow there is no dictionary on the net which contained the phrase. I am looking for a metaphorical equivalent.
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Comparing German words for different contexts of “commute” to mean traveling to work?

I am writing an article about commuting. So far the words I have found are more related to the word "commute" in a scientific context: pendeln , umwandeln, and verwandeln Which makes me asks if ...
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German equivalent of “It works”

In English there is an idiom: It works. Or more likely: That/It works for me. I think that the following is wrong, as arbeiten seems rather literal, but would it be a correct ...
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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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How would you write “South Gee Street” in German?

I need to write down the addresses of several stores in my area for my German class and need to translate South Gee Street for this purpose. My Professor said that South China changes to Südchina ...
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Prägnante Übersetzung von engl. “views” (wie in “42 views of this post”)

Ich suche nach einem kurzen und prägnanten Begriff für "view", wie er in Internet-Foren und auch hier auf StackExchange verwendet wird. This post has 42 views. "Ansichten" erscheint mir etwas ...
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“Each and every” auf Deutsch ausdrücken – wie?

dict.cc gibt einige Beispiele für die Übersetzung von “each and every” in Abhängigkeit vom Objekt, z. B. “each and every one of us” wird übersetzt als „jeder einzelne [sic] von uns“. Als ...
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Übersetzung von »It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when«

Wenn man versucht, dramatisch zu klingen, sagt man oft It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when. auf Englisch – besonders in Filmen. Wie könnte man diesen Ausdruck übersetzen? Es ist ...
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Difference in translation by capitalizing the first letter in 'How are you' [closed]

I translated 'how are you' on Google translate and it gave me the response 'wie geht es dir'. On the other hand, when I translated 'How are you' (making the H capital), the translation became 'Wie ...
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Is “thou” the English equivalent of “Sie”?

I've always wondered this. Yes, it means "you" but it must directly translate into a more formal "you," correct?
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“Ding” auf einer Speisekarte

Was ist das korrekte Wort für Dinge auf einer Speisekarte? Auf englisch würde ich "Item" benutzen, aber alle Übersetzungen für "Item" klingen irgendwie falsch. "Gericht" deutet ja meiner Meinung ...
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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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Is there a word for a book adapted to a comic? Similar to “Comicverfilmung”?

I’m looking for a word that may or may not exist. The German word for a comic adapted to a film is Comicverfilmung (for regular books it’s Buchverfilmung). I am looking for the word for a book ...
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How would one say that he has “finished” something?

A lot of times, I notice that things are worded differently in German than they would be in English. If you translate word for word, the resulting German sentence is awkward. One case of this seems ...
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Wie kann ich “swipe” am besten übersetzen?

Ich übersetze eine Bedienungsanleitung, aber ich finde keine gute Übersetzung für das Wort "to swipe". Es handelt sich hierbei um "swipe on the screen up or down ...", wie man es von der Benutzung ...
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How do you say “The Swiss do it better”

How do you say "The Swiss do it better" in German? In the sense of a magazine title or similar. Possibly a little bit arrogant. ;)
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Translation of “the 45th most beautiful city”

For "the second/third beautiful city, we can write Die zweitschönste Stadt and Die drittschönste Stadt What about the 45th most beautiful city? We can probably write Die 45. schönste ...
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Difference between “heute”, “heutig”, and “heutigen”?

I was looking up the German word for "Today's" and Google translate suggested "heutigen" but I did not see that even listed in my English to German dictionary. But I did find many instances written ...
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How do you say “act on” in a quantum-mechanical context in German?

My German is pretty good but I know very little of the terminology in Quantum Mechanics. In Quantum Mechanics one often say something like the momentum operator p acts on the ket |ψ>. How ...
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Best way of expressing “for all I know” in German

One English expression I particularly like is "for all I know". It has such a level of arbitrariness to it that is unlike any other German expression that is similar to it: For all I know, every ...
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Comparison of German words describing various degrees of a romantic relationship

Among some of the words that I have been running into are Beziehungen which I understand to be the general translation for the word relationship. Verhältnis which in some places seems to mean a ...
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Why in Harry Potter didn't they translate 'Mister' as 'Herr'?

e.g. 'Mister Potter' Shouldn't this have been 'Herr Potter'? Is this a modern thing, English dubbed into German thing or...?
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Übersetzung von “in each turn”

Two players play a game in which they take turns asking each other a question. In each turn, the player whose turn it is asks the other player any question he wants. Im Wörterbuch kann man ...
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Wie sagt man “This is a reach” auf Deutsch?

Auf ELL bin ich vorhin über die Phrase "This is a reach" gestolpert. Here - and this is a reach - but it could technically be understood to mean that my mother thinks this girl is the prettiest I ...
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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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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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multiple subordinate clauses in one sentence

I have difficulty translating this into German: "The people who are crazy enough to believe that they can change the world, usually change the world" My problem lies with using "die" and "dass" in ...
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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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“erstellen” or “erzeugen”?

Software X is producing printed reports, based on user input. How would I translate accurately 'produced with X' and 'produced by X', as both erstellen and erzeugen seem to be very near in their ...
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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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What's a good translation for “outcome measures”?

For example in the sentence: Outcome measures for this study include three-year-survival rate and relapse.
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“non-blocking” Im Deutschen mit oder ohne Bindestrich?

Es gibt im Message Passing Interface (kurz MPI) blocking und non-blocking Operationen. Schreibt man im Deutschen dann, blockierende und nicht-blockierende Operationen? Oder doch ohne Bindestrich ...
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How can we translate “Don't be a wuss (or cry-baby)” into German?

I'd like to know how should we translate "Don't be a wuss (or cry-baby)" into German? Which of these options would be the correct one?
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How to say “to handover a telephone receiver” in German?

If I receive a call for my friend and he/she is sitting beside me, what should I say in German? In English, I'd say: Just hold on while I give him/her the receiver. or Just hold on, I'll ...
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“Every two years” auf Deutsch

Wie sagt man "every two years" auf Deutsch? Zum Beispiel, This event takes place every two years. Ist es (a) Diese Veranstaltung findet jede zwei Jahre statt. (b) Diese Veranstaltung ...
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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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Adapting a Quote in Old English Style

I'd like to give someone a gift (who speaks German, and is also a fountain pen user) and include a quote from S.B.R.E. Brown (podcast here) written down with my own calligraphy. The problem is that ...
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Übersetzung von “let me drop everything to work on your problem”

Die wörtliche Übersetzung von Let me drop everything to work on your problem! ist Lass mich alles fallenlassen, um an deinem Problem zu arbeiten! Ich finde das doppelte "lassen" unschön. ...
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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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What should be correct translation for “it's me”?

As far as my little German goes, translation for this should be - Es ist Ich. But here it says - Ich bin's. Is my translation correct ?
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Accurate words to communicate the concept of “dating”

When I have used translation services, the word suggestions for "dating" seem to be along the lines of carbon dating, not the intended romantic words. The other challenge is that American concept of ...
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Translation of “He has been allowed to dance, but I haven't.”

There are two versions that are possible: 1) Er hat tanzen dürfen, aber ich habe nicht gedurft. 2) Er hat tanzen dürfen, aber ich habe nicht dürfen. Which one is correct? (Updated: ...