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

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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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Suitable translation of “you guys” or “you lot”

What's the suitable translation of "you guys" or "you lot"? For example, "Are you lot coming over on Friday?" e.g. informal, you and your friends/family
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Examples when English 'is' becomes deutsch 'haben' [closed]

I've learned, the hard way, you can't just say "'are' you hungry?" or "how late 'are' you open?" - the German version of these sentences are made with haben. Are there any rules or rules of thumb ...
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“a warm presence in our lives” – can I use “Präsenz”?

My mother is writing a condolence letter and wants to say that [the deceased] was always a warm presence in our lives. She used Präsenz but this sounds odd to me. I looked up presence on Dict.cc ...
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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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When did pathetic and pathetisch divert in meaning?

It seems clear that the two words have the same origin, yet pathetic and pathetisch seem to have significantly different meanings (or don't they?). Pathetic is very negative with synonyms like ...
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Do the perfect and pluperfect forms always use ge- [closed]

I am learning German from English. In English we have the main forms of present/past/future. In English we also have perfect/pluperfect/(another future) although we don't really identify them this ...
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German analogue for “on the fly”

What is the best way to translate the phrase on the fly? For example in: I’ll try to capture the data on the fly. The only translation that I was able to find was spontan, but I’m not sure if ...
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How do you say “kind” in German?

My German is on the basic level. When I try to look it up in google translate, it suggests the following: freundlich (which is actually friendly, not kind) nett (which is closer to nice I would say) ...
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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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How do you say “What makes your heart skip a beat?” in German? [duplicate]

By "skip a beat", I mean more to the context of what makes someone "excited". How do you phrase it in German?
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What is the German equivalent for these speech fillers from English: “umm…” and “like”?

Do Germans use words like "um" and "like" to fill their speech? "Like" is obviously used by teens in Canada, etc., but I'm sure adults say "um" when they are unsure of something while speaking. I'm ...
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Wie übersetzt man “interventions”?

Der Kontext ist eine Akademie über Kausalität (Mathematik). Hier ein Auszug aus https://stat.ethz.ch/people/jopeters/index/edit/causalityHomepage/causality_files/scriptChapter1-4.pdf: Causal ...
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How can I say “I am learning German in my spare time” [closed]

The literal translation appears to be "Ich lerne Deutsch in meiner Freizeit". Is this a natural sentence in German?
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»Point of interest« auf Deutsch

Hat jemand eine Idee, wie man POI / Point of interest kurz und knackig ins Deutsche übersetzen kann? Es handelt sich um Orte, die vor allem in Navigationssystemen als »Orte vom besonderen Interesse« ...
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How do I ask 'Which one?' [closed]

When asking 'Which one?' in German should I use Welches? Or should I ask Welches mann? Thank you!
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Doktorvater/ Doktormutter

I am searching for a Doctoral Advisor in Germany. Is the official term Doktorvater/Doktormutter? It sound a bit strange to write a Professor asking if they could be my "Doktormutter". Which terms are ...
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What do you call a “Questions & Answers site” (Q&A) in German?

I am looking for a German term to describe StackExchange - the English term seems to be "Questions & Answers site" (Q&A) which has no equivalent in German (that I'm aware of). The literal ...
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“What do you like about your home country” in German [closed]

How would you translate "What do you like about your home country"? Was mögen Sie über deinem Heimatland? Was hatten Sie von Ihrem Heimatland gefallen? If you have something better, please put ...
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Was sind “Attributions” auf Deutsch?

Ich bin aktuell an der Internationalisierung eines Open-Source-Projektes beteiligt. Unter anderem muss ich das Wort "Attributions" übersetzen. Dieses Wort wird als Titelzeile für die rechtlich ...
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German word for 'cooling fan'? [closed]

Just for the electrical air fan you typically use at home, would you use luftgebläse? Would be useful word for this weather we are having!
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What word would I use for the title Lady?

I have a new puppy that I am registering and want to make sure that I use the proper word for the title "Lady" (noble). For example: Lady Cassiopeia of Kimbertal I am not sure if it should be one ...
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Translation of “to maintain a skill”

I haven't been able to find an obvious translation for to maintain a skill. There are three verbs I've come across that seem like they could do that job: Halten Erhalten Aufrechterhalten But I ...
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Translation of “wish you all the best”

I wish you all the best for the upcoming year. Would it be idiomatic to say the following? Ich wünsche dir all das Beste für das kommende Jahr. A close and natural translation would be ...
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Proper usage of “Entschuldigung”

I'm currently on the German course on Duolingo (trying to learn) and am a little confused about some of the Duolingo translation. It says that Entschuldigung means both excuse me and sorry. If this is ...
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Deutsches Wort für “adjacent possible”

Ich habe ein englisches Buch gelesen (Cal Newport, So good they can’t ignore you), in dem mehrfach der Begriff adjacent possible auftaucht. Soweit ich verstanden habe ist es der nächste Schritt nach ...
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Übersetzung von “in late June”

The event takes place every year in late June. Wie lässt sich dieser Satz ins Deutsche übersetzen? (a) Die Veranstaltung findet jedes Jahr im späten Juni statt. Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob ...
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“The text is about” in German

Do you say Der Text, den ich gelesen habe, handelt sich um einen türkischen Jungen, der Metin heißt. Handelt sich um here means is about, doesn’t it?
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German words for different cleaning agents (shampoo, body wash, detergent, etc.)

I've been trying to look up words for shampoo, conditioner, detergent, etc. However, I've only a few months of German under my belt and cannot distinguish the nuances between words that the ...
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Übersetzung von “From what I've heard, …”

From what I've heard, the city is not safe after sunset. Wie übersetzt man das am besten? Wäre es so? Von dem ich gehört habe, ist die Stadt nach Sonnenuntergang nicht sicher. Ich habe an ...
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How would someone most likely abbreviate “Michael” as a German speaker?

How would someone most likely abbreviate Michael as a German speaker? I am trying to translate something and am curious what Germans use as the short version of Michael. I'm guessing it is the same as ...
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Need help translating technical video game terminology [closed]

I need to translate a video game, including the debug menu into German. Ironically I AM German, but have accumulated all my tech and gaming vocabulary in England and now everything sounds ridiculous ...
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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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Übersetzung des Substantivs “academic”

Academics are often too concerned about unimportant details. Wie kann man den Satz am besten übersetzen? Die Übersetzungen von "academic" als Substantiv sind Akademiker, Wissenschaftler und ...
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Differenzierte Übersetzung der Begriffe Wizard, Sorcerer und Warlock

Es gibt im Englischen die Begriffe Wizard, Sorcerer und Warlock welche je nach Benutzung/Genre (in der Fantasy-Welt) leicht nuancierte Bedeutungen haben, die nicht durchweg konsistent zu sein ...
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Übersetzung von “academia”

Do you want to work in academia or industry after you graduate? Wie kann man den Satz am besten übersetzen? Ich habe zwei Übersetzungen von "academia" gefunden: "Akademia" und "die akademische ...
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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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Translated Quote to Deutsch [closed]

I'm going to Germany next week and my grandfather is fond of this particular quote: "What we fear doing the most is usually what we most need to do." I was wondering how you would say this in native ...
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Spelling noun–noun compound words

I am translating my meatloaf recipe to German and am unsure about translating the meatloaf mixture from the sentence Transfer the meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan. I have: meatloaf → der ...
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“You got to be kidding me!” in German?

What is the correct translation/specific word for kidding in German in this context?
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How do you say “handwavy proof” in German?

In English language there is a beautiful colloquial usage, which describes the way a proof is done ie a "handwavy proof". A handwavy proof is a kind of proof, in which you use no/very little ...
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Habitual past vs simple past

How would the translation of the habitual past He would visit the beach everyday differ from the one of the simple past He visited the beach everyday? when translating those sentences to ...
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How to translate “items to be approved”?

I’m bumping into this English to German translation in our software: Project bookings to be approved -> Zu genehmigende Projektbuchungen I’m Dutch, but something does not sound correct here. ...
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How do you say “whatsoever” in German?

In everyday language one often uses the word “whatsoever“ to emphasise, as in this example from daily life: There is no problem whatsoever. I have no doubt about his work whatsoever. or in ...
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What's the German name for an equal spacing divider?

What is the German name for this tool? It is used to divide lengths into equal sections. In English it is called an equal spacing divider. It is used in engineering.
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Translation of the “Go” button in German

What is the correct translation of the "Go" button in German? On Stackoverflow there's a picture of that button. My question is general. In English it is possible to write go in different ...
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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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“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.