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translation of a line from the german version of “We're Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line”

I was reading the wiki page about the WW2 song We're Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line and there is a line there: Bis zum Wäschetag, ja bis zum Wäschetag that was translated ...
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Expressing “X of Y” or “Y's X”

I came across this on some app for learning languages. Say I want to express "X of Y" or "Y's X". I saw that the app used the form der X des Y not restricted to der but also die and das. I just ...
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“Guten Willen” bei Nietzsche

It seems to me that 'good will' (which usually means 'kindly disposition' in English) is not the correct translation of guten Willen in these passages in Fröhliche Wissenschaft by Nietzsche. Am I ...
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Translation of “Ja und wie” into English [closed]

How can one translate "Ja und wie" into English as a good meaning? in this context: A fragt: Vermisst du Deutschland? B antwortet: Ja und wie
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Translation of “Internet portal for fans of unstable/labile balance”

I have to translate the sentence "Internet portal for fans of unstable/labile balance". This is the name of a link that will lead to a web site intended for bicycle and cycling fans. Is the: ...
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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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How do you say “You are something”?

How do you say "You are something" in German? I'd like to say it in this context : Why can't you meet my Parents??!! You're something, you know that?! Here's my attempt. Can one say: Du bist ...
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Can “to be more exact” be translated as “um genauer zu sein”?

I would like to use it in this context: Ich lebe auf den Philippinen, um genauer zu sein, dem Visayas-Gebiet.
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How do I say “Come on” in German?

How do I say "Come on" in German? I would like to say it in this context: Come on, you can do it! My best guess: Komm schon, du kannst es schaffen! Are there any alternatives for this?
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Translation of “Let me think about it”

If my friend asks me to make a decision and I want to say "Let me think about it", should it be Lass mich darüber zu denken. ? I'm not sure if this is a complete sentence, and if we need a ...
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“What do you like about your home country” in German [on hold]

How would you translate "What do you like about your home country"? Was mögen Sie über deinem Heimatland? Was hatten Sie von Ihrem Heimatland gefallen? If you have something better, please put ...
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Parameters of Reasoning - auf Deutsch?

In einem englischsprachigen philosophischen Artikel von Iris Marion Young, über den ich in einem Seminar sprechen werde, heißt ein Abschnitt "Parameters of Reasoning". Wie würde das ins Deutsche ...
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“Sicht” or “Ansicht”? [closed]

"Ich denke dran aus meiner Sicht" or "Ich denke dran aus meiner Ansicht" which one is correct for "I think of that from my point of view" and are "Sicht" and "Ansicht" interchangeable?
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How to say “heard back from university”

Let's say, I applied to some universities, and haven't heard back from one of them. Should I say (for example, to a friend) Ich habe von einem Platz noch nicht zurückgehört. ? Is it right to ...
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Is there an alternative shorter translation for this string?

I had an application I wrote translated into german from english, and I got the following. Over these next few steps, [somename] will guide you through customizing your new copy of [somename2]. ...
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How do I say “First week of December” in German?

How do I say "First week of December" in German ? Im Dezember ersten Wochenendes ging ich einkaufen.
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“Made strong through the struggles”

My family is from Germany, I don't know how to speak the language, although my grandfather was fluent. His favorite phrase was "Made strong through the struggles" and I believe it went something like ...
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Which proposition relates me to a codebase I am working on?

Applying as a programmer in a German company, I would like to translate the sentence “I made my first steps in language X working on a 20 year old industrial codebase.“ I came up with “Ich habe meine ...
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Translation for “Doing x is good for you”

If I translated "It is good for you to learn German", I would probably say Es ist gut für dich, Deutsch zu lernen. But if let me translate "Learning German is good for you", I don't know the ...
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Looking for comprehensive English-German dictionar(y/ies) in a database format

I'm currently researching per-word language translation (as opposed to the per-sentence/in-context translation provided by eg Google Translate), and as a part of this I'm looking for a comprehensive ...
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What does “endgeil” mean in German? [closed]

What does endgeil mean in German, is it comparable to awesome in English? Is there a direct translation of the word? This is "teen slang" and therefore hard to find in many dictionaries.
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How do I say “What martial art did Bruce Lee use?” in German?

How do you say "What martial art did Bruce Lee use" in German? Welche Kampfkunst hat Bruce Lee gemacht? Bruce Lee ist der Begründer der Kampfkunst Jeet Kune Do.
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Searching for an Android flashcard application which is integrated with some good dictionary

I'm looking for application in which I could look up a meaning of the word, save it automatically as a flashcard and later practice it. Great example of this is vocabulary trainer on dict.cc, but this ...
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“Besondere Lernleistung” in English [closed]

Wie kann der Begriff "Besondere Lernleistung" am Besten übersetzt werden, z.B. zur Angabe als Projekt in einem Lebenslauf? Dabei handelt es sich um ein freiwilliges umfangreicheres Projekt, welches ...
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How to say “Class of” in German? [closed]

For example, how would you say "Welcome to (some school) Class of 2019?"
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How can “Constitution Council” be translated?

Context: Do you wish the Constitution Council's proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution? Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_constitutional_referendum,_2012 I know ...
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What does “Schmuck” mean in German?

I was on this jewerly website Wempe and if you look they have a section titled Schmuck. This is commonly known to mean idiot here in the U.S. Everything I look up to see what it means says pretty ...
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Doubt about a sentence translation and word order

I wanted to say I read your profile and I see that you are in America. So in German, I wrongly translated as Ich lese dein Profil und ich kann du bist in Amerika sehen. Someone ...
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Translation of “The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory”

How would you translate The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory I would say Das amerikanische Erneuerbareenergielabor It is correct to write "Erneuerbareenergielabor" as one word? If ...
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“You got to be kidding me!” in German?

What is the correct translation/specific word for kidding in German in this context?
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Translation of “wish you all the best”

I wish you all the best for the upcoming year. Would it be idiomatic to say the following? Ich wünsche dir all das Beste für das kommende Jahr. A close and natural translation would be ...
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Preisrichtertätigkeit [closed]

Living in Germany for quite a while now, working as an architekt, I stumbled over the word "Preisrichtertätigkeit". Anyone a clue what this expression means?
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Übersetzung von “I can explain that to you tomorrow — if you want, of course”

I can explain that to you tomorrow -- if you want, of course. Mit diesem Satz drückt der Sprecher aus, dass er die Sache erklären kann, aber nur, wenn sie der Hörer wissen möchte. Wie sagt man ...
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“Again” in German? [closed]

What word would you use to order somebody to do something again? I'm writing a book and know very little about the German language. The sentence I'm trying to translate is "Again!" as in ordering ...
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How to say “May your new year be full of happiness”?

It's New Year Day, and you want to wish your friend May your new year be full of happiness and success. Do you say Möge dein neues Jahr voller Glück und Erfolg sein ? I'm not sure if ...
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How do I separate “vorziehen” from this sentence?

How can I say: ... but I would rather/would prefer to speak in German Is the following sentence correct? ... aber ich ziehe um Deutsch zu sprechen vor.
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Translation of “weiterwandern”

I found in some German newspaper word weitergewandert and I think it is present perfect of weiterwandern, but I cannot find a translation. What would be an appropriate translation?
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Purpose of “mich” in the following translation

If I wanted to say "I look bad like you" Ich mich schlecht aussehen, wie dich. I don't know if it's correct, but my doubt is what's the purpose of mich in this situation?
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How do you say “I am americanized” in German?

I am not sure if this sentence is right but here it goes: Ich bin amerikanisiert. Is grammatically correct? Would this be used in common speech?
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Which preposition do I use in translating: I wish I could go to Germany today

I will heute Deutschland (preposition?) gehen/fliegen.
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Translation for “Was darf es sein”?

Is it correct to imagine a sentence like that to be pronounced by a waiter to some clients? Cuz the translation I found for it sound like this "What can I bring/give you?". Is it correct? Now, how ...
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Translation/Transcription help of line in movie “Ich zähle täglich meine Sorgen”

Ich zähle täglich meine Sorgen There is one line in this movie that the captain uses every time he gets frustrated or mad. Unfortunately, there is no captions, and my familiarity with German ...
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How to say “Fear makes my heart beat faster”

How do you say: Fear makes my heart beat faster, my hands cold and head ache a little. Here are my attempts: Angst verursacht, dass das Herz mir schneller klopft, meine Hände kälter werden ...
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How do you say “mild vomiting due to a Stomach Bug”?

My son has picked up a stomach bug at his kindergarten. I'm going to the pharmacy and I want to tell the German pharmacist that he is having mild vomiting from a simple stomach bug and I want some ...
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Translation for “There are 20 students in my class”

There are 20 students in my class. I've read the thread on difference between es gibt/es sind, and since this example is a specific situation, it seems the translation should be Es sind 20 ...
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Help with finishing translation

I recently wanted to see if the owner of a domain name was possibly interested in selling it to me. I don't speak German, so I had to use Google Translate to compose the email. She responded in ...
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How do you say this phrase in German? [closed]

The phrase: If the weather was better, I wouldn't have had to buy a rain jacket Thanks
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What's the correct American translation for the family name “Würker”?

I'm interested to know the correct American English form of Würker. Any general background information on this name's roots would also probably prove insightful as well. Thanks! :)
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Meaning of this sentence with “erledigen” [closed]

Could anyone enlighten me as to the meaning of this sentence? "Sie sollte sich von selbst erledigen". The previous sentence is "Niemand wollte der Sache auf den Grund gehen".
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What's a good translation for “Watch Me Research”?

I have a blog called Watch Me Research, where I publish my research on interesting things, and I've been translating my posts to German, publishing them under a subdomain. I'm still learning German (I ...