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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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different meanings of “gleich”

I've read this dialog: "Komm bitte mal rüber. Du sollst aber GLEICH kommen!" "Ja, ich komme gleich." Nichts passiert. "Wo bleibst du? Ich habe doch gesagt, du sollst gleich kommen." "Ja, ...
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Anwesenheit…simple presence or more than that?

In his famous "you can't handle the truth" speech, Jack Nicholson tells Tom Cruise that "...my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives." I bring up this example ...
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“einander” vs. “sich” vs. “sich gegenseitig/wechselseitig”

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen „sich“, „sich gegenseitig“ und „einander“? Oder viel mehr: Was ist das Gemeinsame? Wann wird in den folgenden Fällen welches Pronomen verwendet? „Sie lieben ...
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Shame vs. Embarrassment

I have been able to identify two aspects where the English language distinguishes between shame and embarrassment: Shame relates to having done something wrong, while embarrassment is a result of ...
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“noch immer” vs “immer noch”

I thought this question was dealt within a previous discussion, but it has been pointed out to me that it remains somewhat open. My impression was that if you say "er liebt sie immer noch" you were ...
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Nuance of “Verschlechterung” not captured by any English equivalent?

I know this will appear to be a repeat of a question I posted yesterday, but it is really a completely different question. I am wondering if there is a nuance to the word "Verschlechterung" which is ...
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Is the word “simpel” negative or positive?

I am planning to use the word simpel in my technology product. I have found two contrasting definitions on the web: simple, easy to use stupid, dumb What is the more popular meaning of the word? ...