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

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German word equivalents for 'prison' in a metaphorical sense

I was working with this quote That is just a fairytale, A vicious stupid fairytale that keeps people in a mental prison. When I went to interpret it, I got this sentence Das ist nur ein ...
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Would “Seiten” be common on German websites to communicate the available web pages?

In the footer of our website we want have the option to select the main pages. But the "pages" needs to be translated to the best German equivalent. The literal translation that I found was ...
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Übersetzung von “wish you the best of luck”

I wish you the best of luck for your upcoming exam. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? Man kann Ich wünsche dir viel Glück für deine kommende Prüfung. sagen, was die gleiche Bedeutung ...
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Difference between “Wechselwirkungen” and “Interaktion” in the context of social interactions

To discuss social interactions, would which of the two best fit in different contexts. And are there different words that are used if the context is formal or casual?
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“How about going to Germany tomorrow” in German?

How do you say "How about going to Germany tomorrow" in German? Wie wär's damit, morgen nach Deutschland zu fliegen? Wie sieht es, morgen nach Deutschland zu fliegen? Are there other ...
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Translation of “That is nothing to be proud of.”

How would you translate this sentence? That is nothing to be proud of. I can only think of (a) Das ist nichts, auf dem man stolz sein soll. Are there better ways to translate it?
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User Experience vs. User-Experience

kurze Frage: im Prinzip geht es um den Bindestrich bei "User-Experience". Im Englischen wird klarerweise keiner geschrieben, ich schreibe meine Abschlussarbeit zum Thema Usability und da kommen eben ...
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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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Translation of “Get complete peace of mind”

Ich tue mich schwer, diese englische Phrase ins Deutsche zu übersetzen. Als temporäre Lösung hätte ich: »Ein ruhiges Gewissen haben.« Allerdings soll das deutsche »Get complete peace of mind« ohne ...
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“Could” phrases

As far as I know the word could is the subjunctive of "can/to be able to" which translates to "können". However I'm not sure about the subjunctive of "können", and how it affects German sentence ...
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Was wäre eine gute Übersetzung für “Mince Pie” oder “Pickles”?

Was wäre eine gute Übersetzung für "Mince Pie" oder "Pickles"? (nicht Saure Gurken)
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Ich bin mir bewusst vs mir ist bewusst

Beides wird als I'm aware ins Englische übersetzt. Gibt es dazwischen irgendeinen Unterschied in Bezug auf die Bedeutung? Oder ist es halt eine Sache der Ausdrucksweise.
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Übersetzung von “I don't play football”

Wie übersetzt man I don't play football. ins Deutsche? (a) Ich spiele keinen Fußball. (b) Ich spiele kein Fußball. (c) Ich spiele nicht Fußball. (a) kann man begründen, dass ...
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“All things being equal” auf deutsch

Was ist eine gute (d. h. für geschriebenes Deutsch) Übersetzung des englischen All things being equal...
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“gehört” vs. “gehört zu”

Welches von diesen beiden ist korrekt oder wird häufiger gebraucht? "Es gehört jemandem" oder "es gehört zu jemandem" Wenn ich richtig verstanden habe, wird "es gehört jemandem" als "it's his" ...
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Wie sagt man “Well-stated questions” and “formal answers” auf Deutsch?

Well I'm writing this short story about an Austrian mathemacian who came up with the mathematical notions of "well-stated questions" and "formal answers" and, to make it look more real, I would like ...
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Any good website to practice translation *to* German?

As per the subject. I see duolingo is mostly about translation from German, which is good, but I'd like to practice the other way round. I also speak Spanish if that helps.
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“Don't count on it”

What's the best way to say "Don't count on it" to somebody in German when they have high hopes on something that is more likely not to happen than to happen?
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How do you say “your heart skips a beat” in German?

Ben walked into the room and her heart skipped a beat. Ben betrat das Schlafzimmer und sie wurde überrascht. How do you say "your heart skips a beat" in German? Can I use "überraschen" in this ...
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“We're just taking a look” - Expression

Let us say you are shopping for clothes and one of the people in the section approaches you and asks "kommen Sie zurecht?" or something like that. How would you express "oh we're just taking a look", ...
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McDonald's drive thru

How do you say " I am going to the McDonald's drive thru " in German? Mein Versuch : Ich fahre zu McD. Drive-thru?
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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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In German, how would you say “laid to rest” or “final resting place”?

I want to say for example, Jim Morrison, whose final resting place is Paris, … I could say something like the following: Jim Morrison, who is buried in Paris, … but “final ...
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Wie sagt man “Not in a million years!” auf Deutsch?

Willst du meine Freundin sein? - Nicht in einer Million Jahren! Wie sagt man Not in a million years auf Deutsch?
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“Bildet sich ein Sturm” or “Formt sich ein Sturm”?

How do you say "a storm forms in the ocean" in German? Der Sturm formt sich über dem Ozean. Der Sturm bildet sich über dem Ozean.
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How do I say “I am deep in thought” in German?

How do I say "I am deep in thought" in German? Tief in der Erinnerung versunken, dachte ich an meiner Mutter, die im Schaukelstuhl sass. What's another alternative for this?
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Trace Debugging - Übersetzung von trace?

In letzter Zeit begegnen mir immer wieder Worte wie "trace debugging" oder "power trace" im Englischen, für die mir keine sinnvollen Übersetzungen einfallen. Ein "trace" beschreibt dabei eine Art ...
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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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Wie sagt man “Do you know if something?” auf Deutsch?

Wie kann man sagen z.B. "Do you know if there's a bar in Munich?" auf Deutsch? Oder "Do you know if we have a midterm exam tomorrow?"
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Ironic constructions in German

As part of my masters in linguistics, I am taking a course on the subject of irony. We were given examples of sentences that are most likely ironic, as the English sentence "he is not exceptionally ...
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Gender-neutral phrasing of “a cook”?

We are looking for a cook for the restaurant. Wir suchen einen Koch / eine Köchin für das Restaurant. Is there a more elegant way to phrase this? The part "einen Koch / eine Köchin" seems ...
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“To have a haircut”

How would you say I had a haircut yesterday. Would it be (a) Ich hatte gestern ein Haarschnitt. or (b) Ich habe mir gestern die Haare schneiden lassen. Which one sounds more natural? ...
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Translation of “Please call me Bill”

How would you translate Please call me Bill. Would it be Bitte nennen Sie mich Bill. or Bitte heißen Sie mich Bill. or some other verbs?
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“Ein Knopf ist schwer zu drücken.” Wie sagt man das?

In Englisch steht hier: All the buttons work smothly whereas in earlier models the buttons were a bit sticky. sticky.. "klebrig" passt hier irgendwie nicht. Wie würde man das auf Deutsch ...
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Translation for the word “spoiled”: “verzogen”?

Which word would you use to translate the English adjective spoiled, like in the example: He is really a spoiled kid. Would you recommend using the word verzogen? Is that what most people would ...
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“In der Schlacht um Tirad Pass” or “bei Tirad Pass”?

How do you say "The Battle of Tirad Pass" in German? Gregorio del Pilar wurde im Jahre 1899 in der Schlacht bei Tirad Pass umgebracht. Gregorio del Pilar wurde im Jahre 1899 in der Schlacht ...
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How to translate these loanwords in German? [closed]

Daily I use English loanwords in German emails. Then I found this forum and so I would like to ask what the best German translations would be for these words (if any) sothat I don't need to use the ...
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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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Idiom for “none of my business”

What's the German idiom for Nothing to do with me! or It's none of my business! where the English have an exclamation mark for emphasis?
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Was wäre eine gute Übersetzung von engl. “attention whore” ins Deutsche?

Ist da Rampensau angemessen oder unpassend? In English: What's a fitting translation for "attention whore" (into German) Would Rampensau be fitting or inappropriate?
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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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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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Translation of “Let me ask him”

A: Will your friend come to the party tomorrow? B: Let me ask him. I'm having trouble translating "let" here. Should I use "lassen" as follows? A: Wird dein Freund morgen zur Party ...
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Translation of “I would be interested to know how it goes.”

How can I say I would be interested to know how it goes. Would it be Ich würde interessiert sein zu wissen, wie es läuft. ?
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Plural of Batch

The word batch has found its way into German production halls as the "cool" form of Charge. For a technical document I need the German plural of the word Batch. I would personally go for Batche, but ...
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How to say “Sorry that I am late”?

I would like to know how to express “Sorry that I am late” in German. What would be the best and most common way to say that? Would any of the following be right? Entschuldigung / Entschuldigen ...
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Golf Club Proper Names

I am localizing some video games for the German language, but need to know the proper translations for a couple golf clubs. I realize that each of these has a literal translation, but I was hoping ...
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Wann soll man “um” oder “über” nutzen, um “about” zu übersetzen?

Präpositionen sind mir der schwierigste Teil der deutsche Sprache. Sie übersetzen nicht genau aus Englisch. Jede Präposition hat verschiedene Bedeutungen. Wann ich auf Englisch "about" benutze, soll ...
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How do I say “The night is young” in German?

How do I say "The night is young" in German? Here's my attempt: Die Nacht ist jung.
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“Join” in German

I'm searching on Internet the similar word of "join" in a sense to join a group, for example if I see some people talking together how is the better way I can say "Can I join the conversation" ...