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

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Usage of the verb “gehen”

Gehen actually means 'to go'. The use of gehen is a semi-auxiliary in colloquial. It expresses a possibility and the infinitive has passive force. Die Uhr geht zu reparieren. which means 'The ...
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Online resource which has easy German to read with its English translation

Is there any resource online which has easy German (should use most common words in daily setting) and also has its English translation alongside?
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Difference of “ab-/ausschalten” in technical context

The meaning in common German seems synonymous, but is there a difference in specific technical/industrial/scientific fields? Personally i would say den TV ausschalten but refer to Abschaltung ...
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Was genau ist ein “Teutonismus”?

Erst durch Kommentare wie diesen "Schippe" kenne ich nur als Teutonismus für das Wort "Schaufel". Kann sein, dass das in einigen Gegenden Deutschlands verwendung findet, aber Hochdeutsch ist ...
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How to differentiate between sie (they) and sie (she)?

I am starting to learn German and I'm trying out Duolingo, I've faced this problem several times. If I understand correctly "sie" means both she and they. So if there is no context, can I distinguish ...
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Bedeutungsverschiebung bei Umstellung von Satz mit “selbst”?

Man vergleiche Folgendes: Ich wusste am Ende selbst nicht... mit Ich wusste selbst am Ende nicht... Wie erklärt sich die Bedeutungsverschiebung vom "Ich" auf den "Zeitpunkt des Endes"? ...
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Meaning of “da” in this sentence

In this sentence: Alles was Weed tun müsste, wäre am Leben zu bleiben, da sonst die Quest fehlschlagen würde. I would translate it with the omission of da: …, otherwise he would fail the ...
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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.