Nuances and connotations of words, phrases or sentences in a specific context.

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Meaning of “an dem beschriebenen landestypischen Un-Charme”

From Der Spiegel: Die Bahnhöfe waren schmutzig, das Westberliner Pflaster war nicht anders als das von mir bislang betretene. Der Berliner Tonfall hinterließ nicht den Eindruck, dass 28 Jahre an ...
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I'm having problems with the connotations of my sentence!

The phrase: Wir gingen zum Reichstag, aber dann wurden wir verloren. How clear would it be that the sentence should read 'We were going to the Reichstag but then we became lost.'? Does it seem like ...
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“viel zu selten” translation into English [closed]

Is "far too often" the correct equivalent for "viel zu selten"? I have already checked Google Translate and some dictionaries but feel that the meaning must be negative not positive.
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Meaning of “Die Reisenden, die in die DDR zurückkehren wollen, müssen mit Westgeld ausgestattet werden.” [closed]

From Der Spiegel: Auch das zweite Problem (von einem Gesetzentwurf über Reisen ins Ausland) hat es in sich: Sollen die Reisenden, die in die DDR zurückkehren wollen, nicht auf die Barmherzigkeit ...
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über sich sprechen [closed]

I have to appear in a German test "B1" in coming days and i have prepared a small introduction for the speaking part. What mistakes have I made? I don't need a translation or a full evaluation, just ...
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The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”

I know that this two words Ereignis and eventuell are related, but I would like to know more about what makes them different. Translating them into my native language, Portuguese, they both translate ...
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Meaning of “einfach” [closed]

I tried to translate "einfach" with the dictionary but I couldn't find a proper translation for this sentence: "Ich lasse Fleisch einfach weg" The meaning should be (when I eat)"I leave the meat ...
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Difference between “Unter” and “Zwischen” [closed]

What is the difference between Zwischen and Unter in German, and are they interchangeable? unter/zwischen allen diesen Jungen wählte ich dies aus.
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Can someone give the examples ( few sentences ) with words: da, deutete, dabei? [closed]

I read a book on german and meet these words very often, but the context still not clearly for me. So I want to see a few examples with these 3 words with translation. upd As I read a book further ...