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Wie nennt man eine Kinderfrisur mit zwei nicht geflochtenen seitlichen “Pferdeschwänzchen”?

In einer Talkrunde im Fernsehen nannte ein Gast ihre Kinderfrisur "Rattenschwänzchen". Ich erinnnere mich, dass in meiner Kindheit eine Mädchenfrisur auch so genannt wurde. Den anderen Gästen war ...
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Equivalent to “Deutschamerikaner” for Americans living in Germany?

Wikipedia states: German Americans (German: Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States who were either born in Germany or are of German ancestry. Is there an equivalent German ...
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Is there a german equivalent for 'prepper'?

I am wondering if there is a germain equivalent for a prepper. dict.leo.org didn't "know" this word. Would the average ordinary german person understand the word prepper?
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What is the meaning of (something which sounds like) “nö”, “ne” or “no” at the end of a sentence?

I commonly hear people saying something like: Aber du wirst mir noch den Rest heute bezahlen, ne? Heute fühle ich mich nicht wohl, ne! oder Versuch es anders, ne! I've ...
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Origin of “man” in impersonal sentences

What is the origin of the particle man that German uses to create impersonal sentence? One example for all: Man muss die Geschichte kennen. When I first saw it, I thought it had something to do ...
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How can 'loss function' be translated?

In mathematical optimization, statistics, decision theory and machine learning, a loss function or cost function is a function that maps an event or values of one or more variables onto a real ...
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When does a noun accept an adjectivization? Does “Autor” accept one?

I'd like to transform Text von drei Autoren into 3-[adjective for Autor+er] Text. I tried with autoriger but I find it in no dictionary. Which is the correct form? Edit: Thanks to Ingo, ...
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Wie heißt der bayrische „Kochenball“?

Ich habe gehört, dass es einen traditionellen Ball in Bayern gibt. Er heißt etwa „Kochenball“ und wird am Morgen gefeiert. Die Geschichte ist, dass der Ball für die Diener war, weil sie abends keine ...
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How to say in a positive, joke manner “you're a boring person” using a noun

What is German word for "a boring person" but in positive context, so there is no offence? Russian equivalent is "зануда" (if this can help). I can say it in simple phrase "Du bist langweilig", but ...
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Wie bezieht sich man auf Musik, die kein regelrechtes Lied ist?

Ich suche ein Wort, das Musik beschreibt, die im strengsten Sinne des Wortes kein Lied ist. Gleichzeitig würde ich auch gerne den spezifischen Begriff vermeiden. Weder will ich Ich mag {dieses ...
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“der Satz”: How to disambiguate the two linguistic meanings?

The word Satz can mean, among other things: Clause: "A verb along with its subject and their modifiers." Sentence: "A grammatically complete series of words consisting of a subject and predicate, ...
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Help identify word - 'Ja imm(?)' with the meaning 'Yes, exactly'

I've heard many times people saying something what I've heard like 'Ja, imm' oder 'Ja, ihm' meaning 'Yes, exactly'. However, I couldn't find such phrase, so I think I could have heard that word not ...
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How does the crew address the chief in the movie Das Boot? [closed]

So we have seen how the crew addresses the Captain in this question; but how about the Chief? At about 3:03:00, Lt. Werner asks the Chief, Kommen wir je wieder hoch, LI? and calls him ...
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“Verb” or “verb + lassen”? How to know when does a verb need “lassen”?

I thought I understood what a Verb and a Verb + lassen mean (somehow influenced by this question), but I don't. My previous idea was that one writes Verb + lassen when the action is not performed by ...
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Was ist das Gegenteil von „Spätwerk“?

Normalerweise wird der Begriff Spätwerk für ein Kunstwerk angewandet, das gegen Ende der Schaffensperiode eines Künstlers erschienen ist. Die Zauberflöte ist ein sehr wichtiges Spätwerk Mozarts. ...
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Appropriate translation of the word “record.”

Could someone please clarify for me the variations in German of the English word record (as a verb and as a noun)? I'll limit my question to the following examples. Use a graphic organizer to ...
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Was bedeutet ,,weitvergessen"? [closed]

Ich habe den Satz Wie gerne er sie mit Kindern und Hunden spielen sah, weit- und selbstvergessen, dem Augenblick hingegeben" Was bedeutet weitvergessen in diesem Kontext? (oder vielleicht habe ...
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What is a power clean called in German?

The barbell exercise called power clean is similar to a regular clean (umsetzen), but caught higher. What is it called in German? See also: a video of a power clean.