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How to say “the start of my new life”?

My attempt: der Anfang meines neuen Lebens. I just want to make sure I’ve got the grammar perfect here. Also, is der Anfang the best-sounding word here, or do you think der Beginn is a better choice?
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Troubles understanding complex law related sentence

I'm an intermediate German speaker and I'm having problems making sense of the following sentence: Nach Ablauf der genannten Frist ist der Anspruch verwirkt, sofern er dem Arbeitgeber gegenüber ...
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Tight and Narrow = Eng und Schmal?

I've been trying to learn the vocabulary for both 'tight' and 'narrow', but I am having trouble with the translation. There seems to be some overlap. I'll give a couple of example sentences and my ...
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“aus”, “outside” or “from”?

In this sentence: Nehmen Sie den Wein aus Deutschland. what would "aus" mean? "outside" or "from" ? And is this a question? I see the verb and pronoun are switched. In other words, should I ...
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Help with “schmecken” verb + dative

I'm a German newbie and I'm trying to translate "Der Wein schmeckt dem Mann" Der Wein = the wine, subject schmeckt = ? tastes ? dem Mann = to the Mann I can't give this sentence a meaningful ...
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Wie sagt man “Hug bug” auf Deutsch?

Jana mag die ganze Zeit ihren Freund Klaus umarmen. Im Englischen würde man sagen, dass Jana den Hug Bug hat. Da Hug Bug aber sehr umgangssprachlich ist, gibt es dafür keine direkte Übersetzung. ...
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What does “vorm” mean?

In the sentence: Früher habe ich immer Angst vorm Fliegen gehabt. What does "vorm" mean? Dictionary says it means "vor Mittags," but I don't think it fits here.
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Need a definition [closed]

My family seems to have inherited a word from our parents and grandparents that we cannot define. Might be spelled Losch (with e umlaut). Best I can find is that that root meaning is something that ...
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Is there an equivalent in German to “I hope this message finds you well”

In English, these two variants can be said in a letter/message: I hope this message finds you well. I hope this message finds you in good times. In trying to translate, I skipped the first ...
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What does “dass man sich ständig sieht” mean?

My german teacher was going over positive attributes to describe humantiy and gave the example: dass man sich ständig sieht but what does it actually mean? On the dictionaries, sich ständig ...
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How would you translate “small things that matter” in a casual way

I would like to know the translation of this: "Sometime it is the small thing that matters the most". Would this sound correct in casual way "Manchmal kleine Dinge die meisten Fragen."
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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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Wie sagt man “Well-stated questions” and “formal answers” auf Deutsch?

Well I'm writing this short story about an Austrian mathemacian who came up with the mathematical notions of "well-stated questions" and "formal answers" and, to make it look more real, I would like ...
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Translation of “I'm planning to do that next week”

How would you translate I'm planning to do that next week I'm thinking Ich habe vor, das nächste Woche zu machen. Does it sound strange to put "das" after the comma?
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Is there a comprehensive searchable or online dictionary with regex support?

I mean something equivalent of "Merriam-Webster" in English that is available as a Windows application with full search compatibility or regular expressions ! Maybe you can offer some of them to me?
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Ich meine == I mean?

Today in my German class, I subconsciously said "I mean" and when I apologized for changing to English, my teacher said "Almost, you also say 'ich meine'" in German. Is this expression used so common ...
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Translation of “full of surprises” [duplicate]

How would you translate The world is full of surprises. Would it be (a) Die Welt ist voll Überraschungen. or (b) Die Welt ist voll von Überraschungen. or both?
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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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What does “siehste mal” mean? [closed]

I'm trying to find a translation, but it seems to be so informal that it doesn't appear properly in dictionaries. The context would be like: A: Do you know Hans? B: The new guy? A sends a picture B: ...
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Translation of “Your name means in Spanish «The new land»”

What should I use Dein Name heißt auf/im Spanisch(em) "das neue Land". or Dein Name bedeutet auf/im Spanisch(em) "das neue Land". Which one above is the most common form? First ...
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Was wäre eine gute Übersetzung von engl. “attention whore” ins Deutsche?

Ist da Rampensau angemessen oder unpassend? In English: What's a fitting translation for "attention whore" (into German) Would Rampensau be fitting or inappropriate?
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Wie sagt man “Ending” auf Deutsch?

Wie sagt man "Ending" in diesem Zusammenhang? Ich schreibe schon seit einer Woche einen Roman, und ich denke über einen Ausgang dafür nach. Ich kann nicht "Happy end" schreiben, da nicht alle ...
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What is the best translation for “survival” and “overall survival” in a medical text?

How would you translate the terms "survival" and "overall survival" as used in an academic/medical text, for example in the sentence "The new drug improved overall survival for ovarian cancer patients ...
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Translation of “get stuck in traffic”

How would you translate In this city it is normal that one gets stuck in traffic for hours. I have problem with "get stuck in traffic": In dieser Stadt ist es normal, dass man stundenlang im ...
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Difference in translation by capitalizing the first letter in 'How are you' [closed]

I translated 'how are you' on Google translate and it gave me the response 'wie geht es dir'. On the other hand, when I translated 'How are you' (making the H capital), the translation became 'Wie ...
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Translation of “If so”

How do you say "if so" in German? Do you have some time? If so, I would like to speak with you. Would you say "wenn ja"? Haben Sie etwas Zeit? Wenn ja, ich möchte mit Ihnen sprechen.
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How to specify “Aunt”, “Uncle”, “Cousin” relative to father or mother, in German? [duplicate]

If we would specify "Onkel", "Tante" or "Cousin(e)" related through the mother's side of the family, can we use: mein mütterlicher Onkel meine mütterliche Tante meine mütterliche Cousine ...
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Translation of “Let me ask him”

A: Will your friend come to the party tomorrow? B: Let me ask him. I'm having trouble translating "let" here. Should I use "lassen" as follows? A: Wird dein Freund morgen zur Party kommen? ...
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How do you say “from X to Y” in German?

How do you say "from X to Y" in German? I am not sure if I am supposed to write an article with "zu": Ich höre mir alle Arten deutscher Musik an, vom Rock bis zu(r?) Hip-Hop. I listen to all ...
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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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What is the intention of the “Leere Flasche nicht verschliessen!” instruction? [closed]

I have some bottles of Hirschbraeu beer in 500ml brown bottles with swing tops like this. On the back label, along with information about the brewery and the beer, is the instruction "Leere Flasche ...
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How does one say “to catch up” in German, as in to catch up with a friend?

I am writing an email in German to an old friend, a colleague from a former job. I am trying to set up a meeting with him when I am going to be in town. I'd like to say that it would be great to catch ...
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How do you say “He was like i dunno” in German?

How do you say "He was like I dunno" in German colloquially and formally? Can I use wie or also? Did tell him that you're in love with him? Yes, I did and he was like I don't know Hast du ...
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“In der Schlacht um Tirad Pass” or “bei Tirad Pass”?

How do you say "The Battle of Tirad Pass" in German? Gregorio del Pilar wurde im Jahre 1899 in der Schlacht bei Tirad Pass umgebracht. Gregorio del Pilar wurde im Jahre 1899 in der Schlacht ...
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What do you call being “on hold” on the telephone in German?

In the situation that someone (in the room) might ask you, Sind Sie am Telefon? and I am indeed on a call but being on hold, and thus I can still speak while waiting to be put through, I'd like ...
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How do you say “just because” in German?

A: Why are going to Edgar's ? B: Just because... My translation: A: Wieso gehst du zu Edgar? B: Nur weil...
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Wie heisst “kitchen island” auf Deutsch?

Wie bezeichnet man ein kitchen island auf Deutsch? Ein kitchen island ist eine Art Schrank in der Mitte der Küche. Manche kitchen islands haben einen Herd eingebaut, andere nur Schränke. Sie werden ...
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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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“Das ist gut zu wissen” or “Gut zu wissen”?

Gut zu wissen, dass meine Familie rüber nach Kalifornien kommt, um Weihnachtsfest mit mir zu begehen. Is gut zu wissen a correct translation for good to know? Or can one also say it this way? ...
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Can someone translate a German rhyme into English for me?

I found a beautiful German antique apothecary glass jar that has a rhyme on it, written in what appears to be an old form of German. Can anyone translate it for me: Do ho ich muk'n sechs Pfoff'n ...
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“Bildet sich ein Sturm” or “Formt sich ein Sturm”?

How do you say "a storm forms in the ocean" in German? Der Sturm formt sich über dem Ozean. Der Sturm bildet sich über dem Ozean.
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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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Why we use here in this context “zu Deutsch”?

In a German text, describing Russian sentences for Germans, they wrote a Russian sentence and after it (zu Deutsch: …) That means its translation, but why did they write “zu Deutsch” instead of ...
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Is “to make one sigh” properly translated as “seufzen machen” or as “machen seufzen?”

This comes from another one of my poems. Both the English and German texts are mine: Yes she was a girl who could make men sigh, For she was the girl (called) the Lorelei. And she was someone ...
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“in deiner Abwesenheit von ihm” oder “in deiner Abwesenheit zu ihm”?

I saw some translators translate "in your absence from him" into "In deiner Abwesenheit von ihm" and some into "in deiner Abwesenheit zu ihm". So which one is correct and do they have the same meaning ...
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Which preposition does one use to specify the price of something after verbs “ankaufen” and “verkaufen”?

If I want to say the price of something I sold or I bought, e.g.: Ich kaufte das Kleid mit zwanzig Euro an. Ich verkaufte das Kleid mit dreizehn Euro. Is "mit" the correspondent preposition to ...
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How we use correctly “etwas für … halten” in sentence?

If for example we would say: I consider you as a brother. I consider you as my older brother. etc. How can we translate those sentences into German, because I don't know how "etw. für ... ...
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Which of these German sentences is grammatically correct?

Ich bin kein Mensch, der sofort mit jemanden aufhören kann zu lieben. or Ich bin kein Mensch, der sofort mit jemanden zu lieben aufhören kann. and my requested meaning in English is "I am not ...
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How do I say “The night is young” in German?

How do I say "The night is young" in German? Here's my attempt: Die Nacht ist jung.
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“Give me a break!”

How do you say "Give me a break" in German? Give me a break, give me a week to get a job! My translation: Verschon mich, gib mir eine Woche um einen Job zu bekommen!