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

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“Don't all shout at once” in German

Suppose you are giving a talk, or some sort of presentation, and every now and then you ask a question, in order to give the audience an opportunity to take part in the discussion. Now, it often ...
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Translation for “show off”

I try to find a colloquial way to express "to show off" but I really have no clue among all these possibilieties which one to choose. I actually think I just heard "mit (etwas)angeben" .. What would ...
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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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How should I say “an empty file” in German?

I want to tell someone the file which is being sent is "empty", Maybe the proper translation of empty is "leer" and I found: Leerdatei : dummy file Is it the correct usage? While dummy is not ...
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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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“Submit the form” in German

How can one translate "Submit the form" (in a HTML page) into German? I’ve searched an the dictionary says that "Submit" is something like "Vorlegen" but I’m not sure about it.
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Übersetzung von “more money than when …”

I have more money than when I started the job. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? Ich habe mehr Geld als, als ich die Arbeit begann. Es sieht komisch aus, zwei "als" nacheinander zu haben. ...
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How to say “in the last few months”

"In the last months" can be translated straightforwardly as In den letzten Monaten. For "in the last few months", would it be In den letzten einigen Monaten or In den einigen letzten ...
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How to say “I will have recovered by next week” in German

Trying to translate: "By next week I will have recovered for sure" (meaning recovered from sickness) Have got out my grammar books and my "Deutsche Grammatik" (Helbig / Buscha) seems to suggest that ...
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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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´Der Patient entwickelte Symptome einer Lebensmittelvergiftung´ - possible sentences? [closed]

May I say the following sentences in German? I give the original English sentences (the following are the translations I´ve got from German native speakers, but I am not sure whether they are possible ...
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Can an email speak? [duplicate]

In English, one would say, "I have received an email from you, which said that..." Is the direct calque ("Ich habe eine Email von Ihnen bekommen, die sagt, dass...") proper German?
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“High school” in German?

I’m trying to translate the term high school into German. However this is proving to be difficult since the school systems in the U.S. are different from Germany. Using Dict.cc and Linguee, I’ve ...
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How would you translate “but still” into German?

Es gab keinen Kaffee mehr, aber noch fragte er nach einer Tasse. There was no more coffee, but still he asked for another cup. Does aber noch fit the context?
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Best translation for “software-development manager”

I’m interested in learning the job title for a person who has HR responsibility for a group of developers (software-development manager in English). I’ve been looking at a few sites, and I’m trying ...
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Wie sagt man “notation” auf Deutsch?

Ich schreibe gerade eine Arbeit in Deutsch und suche nach einer guten Übersetzung für das englische Wort notation. Was ich mit diesem Wort meine, ist sozusagen wie man etwas schreibt. Also welche ...
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Translation of the idiom “no harm, no foul” in German

Do similar figure of speech exist in German or should one translate it literally?
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Help for a translation about art! :) (English-German) [closed]

I am currently running a translation about art and there is a phrase I have been thinking about the whole time and tried looking it up as well - without any success: "At the present time, where the ...
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Expressing “X of Y” or “Y's X”

I came across this on some app for learning languages. Say I want to express "X of Y" or "Y's X". I saw that the app used the form der X des Y not restricted to der but also die and das. I just ...
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how to work out the case of a segement

I'm getting better at working out the case I should use in many sentences but I thought of a sentence like: Here is our dog would our dog all be in the accusative case because it is the argument ...
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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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Ist es “die” Webseite und “der” Link?

Ich habe all meine Computerkenntnis in den USA erlernt, und deshalb verstehe ich kaum, wie man technische Sachen nennt, und ob man die, der oder das sagt. Könnte mir jemand helfen, die folgenden ...
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Deutsch für “can't be unseen”

Ich bin auf die englische Redewendung "can't be unseen" gestoßen. Vermutlich ist sie von "can't be undone" (kann nicht rückgängig gemacht werden) abgeleitet. Ich würde gerne wissen, ob man "can't be ...
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When do we use prepositions “in der” and “in dem”?

What is the difference between in der and in dem? Of course, I know in der is for masculine nouns but I'm not able to understand when we have to use in dem.
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Translation of “I would be lying if I said that …”

I would be lying if I said that I'm not stressed about the upcoming test. How can this be translated into German? Ich würde lügen, wenn ich sagen würde, dass ich über die kommende Prüfung ...
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What is a “full beam master suite”? [closed]

I am currently reading a small article about a luxury yacht and there was the term "full beam master suite" used to describe one of the staterooms... Does anyone have an idea or even a German ...
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What is the German equivalent of the English phrase “Fuck me”?

In English I say "fuck me" a lot to show annoyance with myself. So, I'm not trying to say "fuck-me" in the sexual way such as "fuck-me" boots etc. Is there a way to say this in the German used in ...
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Does it make sense to use the verb spend/verbringen with regards to time in German?

In English, one can use the verb spend with units of time. You can say, for example: "spend your time how you want" or "spend your days and nights like that" Are there German idiomatic ...
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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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Ausdrucksstarkes deutsches Wort oder Wortgebilde für “Big Data”?

Nur aus Interesse, weiß jemand oder hat jemand eine Idee für ein gutes Wort für "Big Data"? Alle Synonyme, durch die ich bis jetzt geblättert habe, sind etwas platt. Vielleicht "Endlos Daten" war ...
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Meaning of “Open chest surgery is not needed when putting on a coat” [closed]

In OOP-Design exist the SOLID-principles. Many Articles about Open/Closed Principle (O in SOLID) cites the phrase in title. But it doesn't make much sense to us in the office. So maybe someone can ...
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Translation of “better than I thought it would be”

The show was better than I thought it would be. How can we translate this into German? I think (a) Die Aufführung war besser als ich dachte. already captures the meaning of the sentence, ...
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“Sequential”, “procedural” and “planner” in German: difference between words and their translations

For a vocabulary list I'm making I need to translate the words "sequential" (adj.), "procedural" (adj.) and "planner" (n.). All are being used in the context of describing people, but I haven't been ...
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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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Difference between “einfach” and “nur”

I was wondering what the difference between einfach and nur is. einfach = just, simply nur = just, simply, only What other differences in usage are there?
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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 von uns". Als Standardübersetzung ...
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German Partner to Talk to? [closed]

Would someone like to add me on skype and IM in German, I would really like to improve it? =D *If this type of question isn't allowed I'm sorry. I'm lonely... XD
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Übersetzung von “looked to have earned a valuable point”

The goal looked to have earned a valuable point for the team. Wie würde man das übersetzen? Zwei Versuche: (a) Das Tor sah aus, einen wertvollen Punkt für die Mannschaft gewonnen zu haben. ...
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Ein digitales Foto “teilen” (vom Englischen to share)

Meistens wird das Englische "to share" mit dem Verb "teilen" plump in das Deutsche übersetzt. Im Englischen wird das Verb "to share" dafür verwendet wenn man zum Beispiel ein digitales Foto jemand ...
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How do you say “a runaway” in German?

A policeman found a runawaywalking along highway 75. Ein Polizist hat eine Fliehende auf dem Highway 75 entlang gehen finden. A lot of suggestions came up for the word "runaway" and I chose only ...
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How would you say “What would you like to be famous for” [closed]

In a context of asking someone what they would like to be famous for.
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Translation of “It could have worked”

You suggested an idea to your boss to solve a problem that your team was facing. Your boss ignored your idea, and instead implemented her own idea. It failed. You would like to say to your friend that ...
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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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“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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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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Translation of “She is too talkative for my liking”

If I want to say that I don't like someone because she talks too much, how should I say it? Sie redet zu viel nach meinem Geschmack? Basically I am looking for the right words for "to my ...
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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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Translation for “Wow, I can't believe it!” [closed]

I would like to translate something like: "Wow, that's amazing! I cannot almost believe it!" What would be the best and most common German way to say that?
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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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How to say “Sorry, not now, I am too busy”

I would like to be able to express Sorry, not now, I am too busy, or simply the idea that I am busy right now. I am not sure what to choose between besetzt and beschäftigt to say busy. I don´t really ...