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

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Chatty expression in German

There are chatty expressions in English, like in the middle of a conversation someone says: [Getting angry] Does it work the same in German? as in [sauer werden] Or such a thing isn't ...
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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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How would I say “Or, call us at (phone number)” in German?

How would I say "Or, call us at (phone number)" in German, or perhaps "Or, contact us at (phone number)? This is to be placed next to an e-mail contact form. The tone of the site is professional ...
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Translated This is your life by switchfoot [closed]

Original: Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead Yesterday is a promise that you've broken Don't close your eyes This is your life and today is all you've got now And today is all you'll ...
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How to say the following in German and “habe” or “hatte”?

Original: I didn't see her and when I realized it was her, it was already too late. Übersetzung: Ich hatte sie nicht gesehen, und when ich hatte realized es war sie, es war schon zu spat. ...
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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: ...
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Translation for “methinks”

How would one say "methinks" in German? An example being, "Methinks he has changed the locks!" or "She is unwell, methinks" Google translate suggests "michdünkt". Would "es scheint mir" be better?
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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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How to address more than one person in an E-mail?

I have to address my future German Au Pair family in an E-mail and until now have only been in contact with the woman. However the last E-mail was signed with both names, so I now feel I should ...
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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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“power aware design” in German

What would be a good translation for a power aware design when speaking about an electronic design flow? Energiebewusster Entwurf?
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Wie sage ich “used to do” auf Deutsch?

Wie übersetzt man "used to do s.th." ins Deutsche? Ich habe früher etwas regelmäßig getan, was ich jetzt nicht mehr tue. Gibt es eine bestimmte Verbform im Deutschen, die das ausdrückt?
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How to say “You must let me speak.” in German?

It seems that I have three verbs in my sentence. Are must and let verbs? Must turns to to have in its verb form, but let?
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What is the German equivalent to “to keep under someone's thumb”?

What is the German equivalent to the idiom under someone's thumb. Even if not exactly, is there any phrase having similar meaning?
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How to say “I ate too much” in German? [closed]

How to say "I ate too much." in German? Is "I ate too much" not proper English?
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“lying on his face” vs “lying on one's stomach”

There are two questions here. He is lying on his face/stomach. 1) Can the phrases "on one's stomach" and "on one's face" be deemed as interchangeable? They seem semantically same (being on the ...
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How do I say the following? [closed]

Will I become like him. What will become of it. I wanted to get into teaching. It is not even open (opened).
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How to say, “I gave myself away”?

So, like hiding a secret and gave it away, in that sense.
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Legal firstname, legal lastname in german?

Question: I need to translate the form labels legal lastname legal firstname into German. The legal is important here, since it's important the user enters his official name. Lastname is ...
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How does one say “Polar bear cub” in German?

How would Polar bear cub be spoken in German? I know Eisbär is polar bear, but can't figure out the proper way to describe the young.
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Is there an idiomatic equivalent for “polyglot”?

Does the word polyglot, meaning "knowing or using several languages" translate directly into German, or is there an idiomatic equivalent? Google Translate just adds an extra "t" at the end, as German ...
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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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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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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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Wie heißt in einer Zahnarztpraxis der Angestellte, der Kundentermine und Bezahlungen behandelt?

Es gibt den Arzt, die Krankenschwester/Behandlungsassistenten, aber oft auch eine "Sekretärin" die am Telefon antwortet, usw. Wie aber heißt die Funktion im Titel der Frage genannte ...
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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 to translate “again” from English?

I took a German course a few years ago, and the instructor said to be careful about using "wieder" to mean "again" in all contexts that you would in English. If I remember correctly, "wieder" ...
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What's the right German word to use for the English “troll”?

We do use "Troll" and "trollen" in German forums. But is there another Word that predates the Internet that could be used instead?
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Umgangssprache für «on second thought»

Gibt es eine einfache, deutsche Art zu «on second thought»? Beispiele: Ich möchte das Bargeld in kleinen Noten haben; [on second thought], es wäre besser, wenn ich grosse Noten haben könnte. ...
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“Because of” construction in German

Trying to translate the following sentence, I wondered how the construction is formed in German: There was a delay because of technical problems. I'd say: ... technischer Probleme gab es ...
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Basic Deconstruction of German [closed]

I'm reading a book called "The Four Hour Chef" at the moment, and if anyone here knows the book, or its author Tim Ferriss, you might know that he has a fascinating method for generating a basic ...
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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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Technical drawing glossary: How do you translate “cross section” (of a boat)?

I'm designer and 3D artist and I'm translating my portfolio in German. I'm uncertain how to translate some specific design words, in this case: (of a boat, yacht) side cross section I found ...
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Gibt es ein deutsches Pendant zur englischen Wendung «writ large»?

In der englischen Sprache gibt es die Wendung «writ large», die normalerweise so benutzt wird: Switzerland is a democracy writ large. oder The State is the organization of robbery writ ...
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Toasting “To the Old Gods”?

I have been trying to find information regarding toasts however I am just starting my studying of German. I would like to be able to toast the Old Nordic gods when I have drink, but lack of knowledge ...
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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 sagt man “You should not have gone to work” auf Deutsch?

Im Moment versuche ich einer Freundin eine SMS zu schicken. Ich habe es gerade geschrieben, aber es ist mir aufgefallen, dass ich nicht weiß wie man "You should not have gone to work" auf Deutsch ...
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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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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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Equivalent of “What would you do in my shoes” in German?

How would you state it? Are there alternatives? If the expression does exist, where does it come from?
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What is the role of “von” when specifying a person?

I've asked a phrase translation: Original sentence: Past friday the server at xxx stopped, disk failure, I have been dealing with this ever since! The suggested translation was: Am letzten ...
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Software Dictionary for Windows Mobile 6.5

I have a Windows Mobile 6.5 Phone (LG Fathom) and I would like to load a free English to German and German to English dictionary on it to assist me in learning German. (I go to classes every weekend) ...
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Was bedeutet dieses englische Schild? [closed]

Ich habe in dem Spiel Portal 2 dieses Schild gefunden. Jedoch kann ich mir dieses Schild nicht übersetzen. Ich vermute das es sich dabei um etwas umgangssprachliches handelt das nicht normal übersetzt ...
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How to say “What day/time is convenient for you” in German?

A potential customer is asking me to come show a demo, and I want to ask what day/time is convenient for them. What is the usual way to express this? My attempt: Welches Tag/Zeit ist gut für ...
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“How were the Holidays?”

Is it correct to say: Wie geht's Dir die Ferien? Not sure if it makes sense or not.
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Translation of “cash flow management”

How would you translate "cash flow management" into German? I specifically refer to the process of tracking a small business or freelancer income and expenses on a daily basis to make sure the bank ...
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“I am awesome like that”

How would I say phrases like the following in German: A: Woah, did you delete your one-year-old account? B: Yes, and I am awesome like that*. Or C: What a nice question, how come it got ...
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How are words categorized into masculine, feminine and neutral

Recently, while learning German I came across the articles der, die and das. which are used to indicate the gender of a noun. So, categorizing the words into masculine, feminine and neutral ...
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What are the rules behind this translated phrase: “das, was ihr mich habt tun sehen”?

I came across this when reading the German translation of the Book of Mormon: Denn das, was ihr mich habt tun sehen, ja, das sollt ihr tun. The English part reads: For that which ye have ...
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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...?