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

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Ich suche ein deutsches Buch wie das englische “Descriptionary” Buch

Das englische Buch Descriptionary (sample here) ist ein Buch, das englische Wörter erklärt und in Kategorien unterteilt. Ein Beispiel wäre "link" ist in der Kategorie "Internet" in der Kategorie ...
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Wie sagt man “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst” auf Deutsch?

Wie kann man den englischen Spruch "Hope for the best and prepare for the worst" elegant ins Deutsche übersetzen? Mein Versuch: Hoff auf das Beste und bereite dich auf das Schlimmste vor. Ist es ...
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Übersetzung von “to waitlist”

Felix was waitlisted by Yale. Hier ist waitlist als Verb verwendet. Gibt es auch ein Äquivalent auf Deutsch? Oder muss man einfach nur umschreiben, wie Felix war auf die Warteliste von Yale ...
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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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Can one say “sich in das Pyjama einwickeln” in German

Can one say "sich in das Pyjama einwickeln" in German. I would like to avoid the word "schlüpfen" in this phrase, as I am using it in another part of the sentence. Thanks.
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Unsure about the meaning of the words “unvergleichbare”, “generische”, “erhalten” in the text given [on hold]

I tried to translate the following text into German. The result is attached below. Honest and unique compliments. As a girl, you get a lot of generic ones, such as, "You have really pretty eyes" ...
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Äquivalent zu “when things go south”

Gibt es im Deutschen ein Äquivalent zu dem Ausdruck "when things go south" (= "wenn die Situation schlechter wird"), das auch darauf aufbaut, dass "südlich" als "nach unten" im Sinne von "schlechter" ...
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Translation, moods and tenses of “I didn't think it would be so bad”

Suppose I go with a friend to a restaurant that I suggested, and it turned out to be very bad. After the meal, I want to say Sorry, I didn’t think it would be so bad. In German, would that be ...
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Where can i find a realiable English to German translator [closed]

I am writing a fanfiction of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. Since the Belkan Language is identified to be German i want to be able to reliably translate a number of spells which have english names to ...
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Is there a non offensive word for inability?

So I recently thought about the word inability, which is a kind of neutral word in English, but in German when someone tells me »Du bist unfähig.« or »Das war deine Unfähigkeit«, it really is more or ...
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Gibt es ein deutsches Äquivalent zu einem »Date«?

Gibt es ein deutsches Äquivalent zu einem Date im Sinne einer romantischen Verabredung? Auf Englisch würde ich z. B. fragen: Would you like to go on a date sometime? Eine Übersetzung dafür wäre: ...
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“Visual saliency” auf Deutsch

Ich lese zurzeit ein Paper, in dem der Ausdruck "visual saliency" immer wieder vorkommt, z. B. im folgenden Kontext: In a user study, the authors evaluated in which way and how much the visual ...
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German Cover Letter question [closed]

I need help with the following; I am learning how to write application in German and I was wondering if the sentence below is gramatically correct: Zurzeit befinde ich mich im 3 Semester meines ...
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Translation of “I couldn't care less”

What would be the closest translation to the sentence "I couldn't care less." It is similar in meaning to Es ist mir egal. (It doesn't matter to me) but I think it's not quite the same. ...
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Word or phrase for difference between expected and reality

Is there a word in German I can use to describe the difference between the expected result and reality? My boss is German and he constantly thinks our database has more information on a per person ...
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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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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 do you translate German wordplay into English?

This is a somewhat generic issue, I suppose, in that it affects both English-to-German and German-to-English translation. Today I came across what I thought was an example of good German wordplay: ...
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how to say “It does not make any difference”?

I want to know what is the correct(most common) way to say It doesn't make any difference" Is it something like es macht keinen Unterschied or is there a better way to say this.
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how do I say “junior level programmer” in german?

I need to say "I am a programmer of a junior level" in german. Can it be translated as "ein Programmierer von junior-ebene?". Maybe it's better to use english word "Level" in the german ...
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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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Translating English “with” + gerund construction to German

What is the most elegant way to translate constructions like the following to German? She was born in Kansas with her parents being born in Washington.
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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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Translation of “Let me tell you”

I'm thinking of a translation of Let me tell you. One thing that comes to mind is (a) Lassen Sie mich Ihnen sagen. but it doesn't sound quite correct. Another possibility is (b) ...
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How to say “I have no past” in German?

I want to say “I have no past” to express the following thought: I don’t have a past, I only have the future, and I am to start anew". Is “Ich habe keine Vergangenheit” correct?
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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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How to ask German student to homecoming?

I want to ask one of the foreign German guys to homecoming. I found different quotes but I don't know which one is correct. So how should I write the note to ask him? "Will you go to homecoming with ...
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How do I say 'For God's sake' in German?

How do I say 'For God's sakes' in German? Um Gottes willen, warum bist du hingegangen? Are there other alternatives for it?
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“for each of the two” in German?

I would like to say "for each of the two" in German in a context sort of like however, I do not know whom I should contact for each of the two courses. The only way I could think to translate ...
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Wie übersetzt man “deductive system”?

Wie übersetzt man "deductive system" von Englischen ins Deutsche? A deductive system (also called a deductive apparatus of a formal system) consists of the axioms (or axiom schemata) and rules of ...
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How can “Constitution Council” be translated?

Context: Do you wish the Constitution Council's proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution? Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_constitutional_referendum,_2012 I know ...
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How can “Dense plasma focus” be translated?

Does anybody know how to translate "dense plasma focus"? I would like to start the German Wikipedia article, but I don't know how this is called in German. A dense plasma focus (DPF) is a machine ...
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Creating a composite word names

I am trying to come up with a composite word for a group of "hunters from/of the hills" for a story. Looking at dictionaries and some web pages the best I can come up with is Hügeljäger. As this is ...
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How do I separate “vorziehen” from this sentence?

How can I say: ... but I would rather/would prefer to speak in German Is the following sentence correct? ... aber ich ziehe um Deutsch zu sprechen vor.
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Translation for “There are 20 students in my class”

There are 20 students in my class. I've read the thread on difference between es gibt/es sind, and since this example is a specific situation, it seems the translation should be Es sind 20 ...
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Translation of „Lieber mit einer Flamme im Bett, als mit einer Leuchte am Schreibtisch.“

From a coffee shop, I acquired a small cookie individually packaged in a plastic wrapping. On the wrapping the following is printed: „Lieber mit einer Flamme im Bett, als mit einer Leuchte am ...
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How do I ask for my coffee “for here”?

In a coffee shop, you can say, for example, "einen Kaffee zum Mitnehmen, bitte" to say that you want your coffee "to go". What is an idiomatic way to instead ask for your coffee "for here", meaning ...
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Is there any other way to say “I don't care” in German

Is there any other phrase to express "Das ist mir egal" (I don't care) in German?
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How do you say “I am almost # (age)” in German?

When I am using Google translate on "I am almost 18", I get: Ich bin fast 18. Ich bin beinahe 18. Are this sentences correct? What is most used? Are there any other popular forms?
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“I should be…” Constructions

I'm not fully sure of how to go about conveying the meaning of sentences like "I should be going to bed now" or "He should be speaking decent English". I think part of my problem may stem from the ...
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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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Gibt es eine gängige Übersetzung von »premature optimisation«?

Im Englischen ist premature optimisation ein feststehender Begriff für übereifrige Laufzeit- oder Speicheroptimierungen beim Programmieren. Gibt es einen gängigen oder gar etablierten Begriff, der ...
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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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Idiomatic equivalent for “I am afraid, I can't do that”

Is there an idiom which would convey I'm afraid I can't do that Literally translating, It would become Ich fürchte, ich kann das nicht tun Would that make sense?
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Complimenting 101: Hair

"You look more beautiful with long hair than before." I tried but I don't know if my translation is valid. I would say: Du siehst aus schöner als vor, mit langen Haaren" Do I have my words in ...
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Best German expression for being metaphorically “rusty”

What would be the most natural way of saying in German that one is "rusty" at a particular skill/language? I have used "verrostet" myself and while native speakers have caught my meaning, I don't ...
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Wie sagt man “Out of the corner of my eye” auf Deutsch?

Wie sagt man "Out of the corner of my eye"? In der Ecke meines Auges habe ich gesehen, wie mein Bruder aus dem Haus ging. Am I using the right word for "corner" or would another word serve ...
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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 “it all depends on what you believe in”

My attempts: Alles kommt darauf an, an was du glaubst Alles kommt darauf an, woran du glaubst I'm not sure about the "an" in the second part, though my understanding is that it should be there, ...
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How do you say “I am americanized” in German?

I am not sure if this sentence is right but here it goes: Ich bin amerikanisiert. Is grammatically correct? Would this be used in common speech?