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How to say “unmaintained”, speaking about abandonware?

I want to say that a given application is unmaintained: No support, No new features will ever be added, Bugs will not be fixed. Can I say "nicht erhaltet"? Preferably a short adjective so that it ...
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Abbreviations of Entschuldigung?

On a previous visit to Germany, I'm sure I've heard (although I may well be very wrong) native Germans using an abbreviation of Entschuldigung. The abbreviation I think I heard was Schuldi or ...
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What's the politically correct way to say “mentally retarded” in German?

In a setting where it is important to minimise social offense, which words can be used to denote mentally retarded individuals?
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Is there anything like a dime?

In the U.S. there is the well established formal label "dime" for a 10 cent coin. Now that the currency in Germany is also denoted in cents I am wondering if we had anything similar for this 10 cent ...
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Translation of John Doe

(At least) in America, not yet identified dead persons are named "John (or Jane) Doe". If you read of a John/Jane Doe, then you know that this is a still unknown dead man/woman. Does any similar ...
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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.
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Is “Diskursabfolge” a real word that is understood?

My email software GroupWise has an option to display a discussion thread. This option is named "Diskursabfolge" in the German language version. Googling for this term revealed 168 hits only, half of ...
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“Magnanimous” auf Deutsch, und eine kleine Email

I would like to ask my work colleagues if they are interested in donating some portion of their time by participating in this fantastic site. To that end, I wanted to write something tongue-in-cheek ...
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What is the meaning of “Affenzirkus”?

I heard someone shout: "Diesen Affenzirkus hier mache ich nicht länger mit!" It seemed the person was very annoyed. What would be the meaning of "Affenzirkus" here? Is there a corresponding ...
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What is the German Word For “Mortgagee?”

The word I'm inclined to use is "Hypothekar," which refers to a lender of a property. But a German teacher preferred "Gläubiger" which, I believe, refers to a "general" creditor. Which of these (or a ...
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How to translate “Anstrich” in draw/wrinting context into English?

The word "Anstrich" is used in different contexts. Here I'm refering to a stroke beginning the sketch of a character. This stroke is not part of the character but often used when it comes to ...
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Is “…süchtig” temporary or lasting?

There's a lot of "…süchtig"-words, e.g. "spielsüchtig", "eifersüchtig", "morphiumsüchtig", "abenteuersüchtig" and "internetsüchtig". Do these words convey temporary desire — the wish to have an ...
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Wort für den Zeitraum, in dem man waschen kann

Jede Woche gibt es sechs Stunden, in denen ich die Waschmaschinen benutzen darf. Wie kann man mit einem Wort diesen Zeitraum bezeichnen? Zum Beispiel: Leider kann ich nicht ins Kino gehen. Heute ...
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Gibt es ein Verb zum Substantiv “Mediation”?

Es gibt das Hauptwort Mediation mit der Bedeutung aussöhnende Vermittlung zwischen den Interessen verschiedener Personen; Technik zur Bewältigung von Konflikten durch unparteiische Beratung ...
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Wie nennt man Wörter, die so etwas wie ein Merkmal darstellen?

Wie nennt man Wörter, die so etwas wie ein Merkmal darstellen, aber (zumindest ursprünglich) keine Bewertung oder Merkmalsausprägung wiedergeben? Beispiele: Qualität: Ein gut verarbeitetes ...
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A German word for non-alcoholic, carbonated, sweet drinks?

Is there a German word for soft drinks, i.e. the group of non-alcoholic, carbonated, sweet drinks? It should cover Cola, Fanta and Sprite, but not mineral water, squash or beer.
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How to translate “dirty” in the morally unclean sense?

I'm looking for a good translation of the word dirty, in the sense of Morally unclean; obscene or indecent, especially sexually. (Wiktionary) E.g: __ Gedanken Ein __ Witz __ reden ...
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Is there an appropriate translation for “learning by doing”?

The term "learning by doing" is also widely used in Germany. The translation: Lernen durch Handeln seems not to be appropriate in most cases. Examples Einen Englischlehrer übrigens hat ...
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Is there an “etw.” that shows grammatical case?

I've been learning verbs and their prepositions with a list like this: sich mit jdm. treffen sich über jdn. ärgern sich von jdm. trennen Jemanden/jemandem are great for this purpose, since I can ...