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“Obst”, “Frucht”, “Früchte” – when to use which?

Das Obst, die Frucht and die Früchte all refer to fruit but it seems like it’s used differently in various contexts. For example: Obstwasser (for schnaps), but Fruchtwasser refers to amniotic fluid ...
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“Trauben” vs “Weintraube” vs “Tafeltrauben” – Is there a difference?

Trauben, Weintraube and Tafeltrauben all refers to grape. But strangely, in Wikipedia, it says "Tafeltrauben sind Weintrauben ..." and Weintrauben sind die Fruchtstände der Weinreben, ... but there's ...
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Does German differentiate between a “pomelo” and a “grapefruit”?

From the dictionary, both pomelo and grapefruit are translated into die Pampelmuse. Does German differentiate between a pomelo: and a grapefruit: How are pomelo and grapefruit being referred to ...
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Is it “der” or “die” Chicorée? And other multi-gender words?

From the dictionary: Leo.org: der (auch: die) Chicorée Duden: Chi­co­rée, der oder die Why are there two gender for the word Chicorée? Is it because of plural? If not, what is the reason? Are ...
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What is the difference between “der Rettich” and “das Radieschen”?

Both Rettich and Radieschen refer to radish. Rettich Radieschen Is there a difference? Is it a regional difference? Or different kind of raddish? Or is it just different names that refer to the ...
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Differences between types of Schorle

I am well aware of the fact that "Schorle" is translated as 'spritzer' in English. Then what is the difference between Schorle and Weinschorle? Secondly, how would 'Orangenschorle' be translated as - ...
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Welche Bedeutung hat das Wort “an”, wenn es eine Speise beschreibt?

Vor allem in der Haute Cuisine werden Speisen derweil mit dem Wort "an" bezeichnet. Wie mir scheint, besonders häufig in Verbindung mit Saucen. Beispielsweise könnte man die klassische Kombination von ...
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Was ist die deutsche Bezeichnung für red/black/dead eye?

Die Begriffe "red eye", "black eye" und "dead eye" bezeichnen die Mischung von Filterkaffee und Espresso. Laut Wikipedia: Drip coffee to which espresso is added may be called a red eye, black ...