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Substantiv (Gen.) + nach

Ich bin über den folgenden Satz in einem Text gestolpert, der mir echten Kopfschmerzen bereitet: Ziel war die Erschaffung eines Volkes der wiedererstarkten 'echten' und 'reinen' Türken, der ...
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Dictionary entries: etw. zusammentragen vs zusammentragen

In dict.cc, etw. zusammentragen is translated as to collect sth, whereas zusammentragen is translated as to collate. Why isn't the entry given as follows: etw. zusammentragen = collate sth. ...
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“Einige Forschungen” or “manche Forschungen”? [closed]

I have seen that some can be used in a variety of ways. Is there a standard use of some that can be used on all occasions?
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How to informally say “Sending love to you and your family” in German?

Best way to say "Sending love to you (female) and your family" in German? Our families are very close, so it should be informal.
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Translating “You have no right to kill people even if you are hungry.” into German [closed]

How can you translate You have no right to kill people even if you are hungry. into German? My attempt is: Du hast kein Recht zu töten Menschen selbst wenn du bist hungrig. Is that ...
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“Da, wo ich herkomme, schon.”

I’ve come across the expression Da, wo ich herkomme, schon. From context, I gather that it means something like ‘That’s how it is where I come from’. Is something being omitted/left unsaid in ...
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Meaning of “Ich werde essen Obst und Gemüse, um mehr zu gesund sein.” [closed]

Ich werde essen Obst und Gemüse, um mehr zu gesund sein. I want to know whether this means I will eat fruits and vegetables, in order to be more healthy.
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Why is “Close the door.” translated to “Tür zu.”?

How does the meaning of "Close the door." come from "Tür zu."? I get that Tür means door. But how does zu mean close? I thought zu means to or too, and I can't fathom what I'm not understanding.
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Translation of “man gönnt sich ja sonst nichts”

I got a bottle of Black-Wood whisky for Christmas and this phrase is on the pamphlet included. From my searching online, it might mean something like my only vice or it’s my one and only treat but I ...
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Translation of “Being a person is getting too complicated. Time to be a unicorn.” [closed]

My idea of translation: Ein Mensch zu sein wird zunehmend zu kompliziert. Es ist an der Zeit, ein Einhorn zu sein. What is a better translation that has more style and sounds more German?
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Dictionary for colloquial forms like ick

I see strange spelling and words in movie subtitles and books quite often. There are spellings like "ick" instead of "ich" and phrases like "Wat ist n det für n Blödsinn?". I need some online ...
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How to translate “West North Central States” (U.S.) to German?

I want to translate West North Central States (of the United States) into German. A sample context is this Wikipedia article. My guess is "Westnordmittestaaten" or "Westnordcenterstaaten", but I'm ...
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Translation of “Deutschländisch” into English

How would you translate "Deutschländisch" or "deutschländische Deutsch" into English? Example context from Sprachpflege an Schulen: Österreich kämpft gegen deutschländisches Deutsch Darin geht es ...
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Mobile phone app specific term — How would one say “press” or “tap”?

For example, move a game piece and use it to tap on another game piece. So far, I think it is likely antasten most likely (I have consulted dict.leo.org). I would be grateful if a native German ...
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What is the German word for “mind”?

Is there a word in German to refer to the mind? Gehirn is brain, but that’s the meat inside the head, not the mind. In Spanish it is mente. Is there a German equivalent? I have consulted my ...
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Translation of “When I had short hair” [closed]

I have been told that it isn't Wann hatte ich kurze Haare. Is it something along the lines of Wann habe ich kurze Haare. or Wann ich kurze Haare gehabt?
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How to say correctly “to work under the stress and time pressure”? [closed]

I am trying to answer the question about how I am working under stress and I want to use the phrase "Under stress I am working..." Is it "unten dem Stress und Zeitdruck" or something different?
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“Anything” in German

Do you know anything about my next appointment time? How to ask that question in German, especially anything in this case (question form). How to say it? So, the sentences I need to translate ...
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Wie sagt man “it's about time”?

It's about time she went home Mein Versuch ist : Es ist Zeit, dass sie nach Hause gegangen ist.
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Was heißt “Ist mir zu warm?” auf Englisch?

Ist mir zu warm? Ich weiß alle der Wörter im Satz, aber ich verstehe die Bedeutung nicht. The reason I ask is because I’m unsure exactly how/why the dative case mir shows up. What could be done ...
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What is the meaning of “es bedarf eines Aktes”? [closed]

What is the meaning of the phrase “es bedarf eines Aktes”? Context: Um sozusagen zum Kern dessen vorzustoßen „was da steht“, bedarf es eines Aktes in unseren Köpfen. Also, why is the ...
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What is the German equivalent of the term sub-skills?

I googled for the English term sub-skills that is especially used in the educational field. And I saw there are three terms that were Subskills, Teilkompetenz and Einzelfertigkeit. But I don’t like ...
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Meaning of ‘Lernfeldübergreifend’

I was searching for the meaning of Lernfeldübergreifende or Lernfeldübergreifende Fachgebiet but I didn’t find any reliable translation.
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Übersetzung von “Take another guess!”

Wrong! Take another guess! Wie kann man das ins Deutsche übersetzen? Reverso Dictionary schlägt Vermutung, Annahme und Schätzung als Übersetzungen des Substantivs guess vor, aber ich glaube, dass ...
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How to ask “how is my note calculated”?

I want to ask in German: How is the note of the course calculated? Do you consider the obtained points of the homeworks or only the number of the handed over homeworks? I think it could be: ...
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How to translate “Steel your heart”?

Title says it all — in a moment of despair if you want to inspire someone and say “Steel your heart” how would you do so in German? I stepped upon this in the sentence “Steel your heart and your ...
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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith — Order 66

There is a scene in the third episode of Star Wars in which Darth Sidious says Execute Order Sixty-Six. What would be the best way to translate this into German? I am thinking of using ...
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How to say “Take this but return it to its place”? [closed]

At my home everybody like to take my pencils. They are in a little box so everybody can take them. The problem is that they don't return it to the box when they finish using them. I want to write on a ...
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How to translate “Who’s in?”

I’d like a colloquial translation of Who’s in? a bit like Wer kommt? but less formal.
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How to construct complex relative clauses true to their English original?

I’m trying to build multiple relative clauses in the same context, but I’m not sure what I’m missing, where I’m wrong. This is usually thought of as teaching a language for specific purposes for ...
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Translation of “of which”

Quelle: 23.5 billion kilograms of household-waste every year, of which 9.4 billion is recycled I wasn't really sure of the the word for 'of which'. My instinct was 'von denen', but a dictionary ...
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Translation of “movers and shakers”

Does anyone have a suggestion to a German translation of the term movers and shakers? English definition from Merriam-Webster: a person who is active or influential in some field of endeavor
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How to translate computer/software logging?

How would I best translate logging of data by a computer program? A log Logging to a file A log entry We also ‘book’ entries to a log file, such an entry is called: A log booking For now we ...
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What is a Losungs-Schein?

I have 1856 document about military service, titled "Loosungs-Schein"? What does that mean? A certificate, yes, but what does "Loosungs" mean?
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How to say something like “I trained every day to be a better runner”

How would you say something with this construction? “I did X (in order) to Y”. My thought for the sentence in the title was Jeden Tag trainierte ich ein besserer Läufer zu werden. Does this ...
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“From date - To date” to specify a period of time [closed]

How I can translate from date and to date to specify a period of time? In my web application there are a few places where a user can input the period of time when something happened in an employee's ...
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Can I use ‘fahren’ when the mode of transport is not decided?

Suppose I am in London, and I am going to Paris. If I am just mentioning to someone the fact that I’ll soon go to Paris, can I use fahren as a generic translation of to travel? I might go by ...
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How does “meine liebe” (“liebe” as adjective) sound for a native German speaker?

I was writing with my very close friend in German. We had the following conversation: She wrote: “Du bist etwas ganz besonderes für mich. ich hab dich sehr lieb.” I answered: “danke, meine ...
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Saying “That’s the whole point”

I have seen three possible translations of That’s the whole point: Das ist es ja gerade. Das ist es doch eben. Genau darum geht es. Is there any difference in the quality/context/tone of the three ...
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German correspondent for “cock wagon”

Both my parents were born in Germany and came to the US, when they were five years old. They spoke German to each other but not with us kids. Now, I got my first job out of school and bought a ...
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Metaphorisches Äquivalent für „Eine Maus darf nicht an den Schnurrhaaren der Katze ziehen“

Ich suche ein deutsches Äquivalent für dieses ungarische Sprichwort: Eine Maus darf nicht an den Schnurrhaaren der Katze ziehen. Das bedeutet, dass man in einer verwundbaren Situation keine ...
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How to say “Yes, I'm still interested in this”? [closed]

Seems pretty easy, but I don't know to say something that basic. It should be something like "mich interessiert", but I'm answering to an email here and I want to make it not rude.
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Meaning of “Schenk mir noch mal ein”

I’m trying to understand the lyrics of Es ist wie es ist by Böhse Onkelz, where at some point it says: Ich will wissen wie der Tod schmeckt, und schenk mir noch mal ein. My understanding is: ...
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Wie sagt man „to track (an asset)“ auf Deutsch? How would you say “to track (an asset)” in German?

Es ist für die Beschreibung einer Asset-Tracking-Software. Das Beste, was ich bis jetzt gefunden habe, ist verfolgen, aber ich finde es nicht ideal. Um etwas mehr Kontext zu geben, es geht um ...
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Wie sagt man „by design“ auf Deutsch?

Wie sagt man auf Deutsch by design? Zum Beispiel: the back cover of the CD is absent by design Google Translate empehlt „von Entwurf“ und „nach Design“, aber ich glaub ihm nicht.
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How to say “Someone offered to take our things”, in a polite setting?

I want to say, “Somebody offered to take our things”, as a polite gesture. (so not stealing our things, or just taking them for no reason.) There are just so many different ways to say take — I’m not ...
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German lexical chunks and collocations

I'm an "advanced beginner" in German, and am wondering if anyone knows of any books or articles (preferably but not necessarily written for English speakers) containing lists and explanations of ...
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“Bei vielen Menschen ist es bereits eine Unverschämtheit, wenn sie Ich sagen.”

This is a quote from Theodor W. Adorno’s Minima Moralia. One can find it here in German: Bei vielen Menschen ist es bereits eine Unverschämtheit, wenn sie Ich sagen. Or here in English: ...
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Einliegerwohnung english translation [closed]

First let me make a clarification: I live in the ground floor of a house. The owner of the house lives in the upper floor in the same house. We have a common entrance and there is nothing more that I ...
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The literal meaning and origin of the name “Thallman”

My mother’s maiden name is Thallman. Her side of the family is German in heritage, and due to some diligent work by my grandfather, we are able to trace my families blood back through many ...