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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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Wie sage ich „I brush their teeth“?

Ich möchte ausdrücken, dass ich morgens die Zähne meiner Töchter putze (sie sind 5 und 7 Jahre alt). Sage ich Ich putze ihnen die Zähne oder Ich putze ihre Zähne?
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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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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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What does “wir selbst uns selbst” mean in this context?

My question: In the very first sentence of Zur Genealogie der Moral, Nietzsche writes: "Wir sind uns unbekannt, wir Erkennenden, wir selbst uns selbst: das hat seinen guten Grund." What does "wir ...
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How do you say that you're ‘high’ (from smoking marijuana) in German?

How do you say that you’re ‘high’ (from smoking marijuana) in German? Is the expression limited to marijuana or is it used in other instances as well? Also if there is a term for people who smoke a ...
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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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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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What is the equivalent of “boyfriend” in German?

In English when a man is in a relationship with another man, he can say he's his boyfriend. In German, saying "Freund" when both are of the same sex is usually understood to mean the equivalent of ...
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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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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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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 „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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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 ...
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Is there any difference between “aber” und “sondern” (as “Konnektoren”)?

I’m trying to study and understand how to use aber und sondern (as “Konnektoren”). In my language (Italian) there is no difference in translation; both mean something like but. I can say for example: ...
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What is the German equivalent of “about” (as in “about this site”)

I’m translating a website into German, even though I don’t know German. Anyway. In English websites you often find the word about in the navigation section, or similarly in other applications; ...
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German analogue for “to run the program”

So how would I normally say in German "I run this program" or "I launch this program" (on a computer). Dict.cc gives me "ausführen" and "laufen lassen" for "to run a program". Both sound quite ...
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Gesetzliche/Rechtliche Regulierung der/von Wirtschaft [closed]

I am struggling how to translate "Legal Regulation of Economics". Which one is correct? Gesetzliche/Rechtliche Regulierung der/von Wirtschaft
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How do I say “It's all about the marketing”?

I've tried googling it up, but to no direct success. Google translate suggests Es geht nur um die Vermarktung. or Es ist alles über die Vermarktung Is any one of that correct? I'm a ...
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Does this 18th-century German quotation include a source?

While researching for a separate question,1 I came across a book published in German in 1778 by the historian D. H. Hering. He records an interesting anecdote about Martin Luther, which was later ...
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Is there a short translation for ‘worth a read’ or ‘worth a listen’?

Just looking for a nice succinct way to say these terms in German: worth a read and worth a listen (video). Can I say lesenswert? *Sadly this isn’t in a dictionary as it is a phrase. ...
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What should I reply for “Sorry” / “Entschuldigung”?

This question also has an answer here (in German): Erwiderung auf eine Entschuldigung? To make it more clear: I am not asking how I should apologize, but how to respond to an apology. I have ...
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Nebensätze mit mehreren Pronomen, wie ist es korrekt?

Irgendwo habe ich diesen Satz gehört (aus einer deutschen Quelle, aber nicht auf Deutsch), und finde ich ihn wirklich interessant: Die Menschen verhalten sich logisch erst nachdem sie alle andere ...
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How do you say “I had hoped I’d be able to get something to translate out of this!”

Where this is a forum post and the tone is one in which I did, indeed, get something to translate out of the post (exclamation with an elative tone, I suppose). I did try a dictionary and googling ...
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Wie sagt man »6 pack abs«?

Ich trainiere jeden Tag, um eine 6 pack abs zu bekommen Es gibt eine Übersetzung dafür im Internetwörterbuch Dict.cc, aber ich bin mir unsicher, ob sie zu meinem Satz passt: Ich treibe jeden ...
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German equivalent for ‘location estimation’

What is the equivalent for Touchscreen location estimation in German? Location estimation applies to both Geographic and Electronics. Is Touch stelle schätzung the right one?
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What is the best translation for the term “snack”?

For instance, would you use: der Snack, der Imbiss, die Kleinigkeit, der Schnellimbiss, der Happen, etc.? And when would you use which term? i.e. for what kind of snack — a snack commercially ...
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How to best translate “The Immolator”?

To immolate means to sacrifice, especially by the means of fire. There is an English noun immolator, but Feueropfernder doesn’t sound right, and the description jemand, der ein Feueropfer darbringt ...
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“Tell” as in “Tell me a song you like!”

How do I translate tell as in the title? It has a slightly different meaning than, for example, as in tell me a story (erzählen). The story is directly what you tell, while the song is what you tell ...
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“Prospekt” als Synonym für Aussicht

Es geht in dieser Frage um eine bestimmte Benutzung des Wortes "Prospekt" und ob diese so gebräuchlich ist. Es handelt sich dabei um einen Satz, dessen Richtigkeit ich sofort nach dem Schreiben ...
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Wie sagt man »to be back to normal«?

Meine Frau und ich hatten einen Streit und jetzt sind wir zur Normalität zurückgekehrt. My wife and I had a fight, but now we are back to normal. Ich weiß nicht, ob dieser Ausdruck zu diesem ...
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»Feature« übersetzen oder nicht?

Ist es OK, in einer auf Deutsch verfassten wissenschaftlichen Arbeit, die sich mit Softwareentwicklung befasst, das Wort Feature zu verwenden? Gibt es eine Alternative? Wie könnte es übersetzt werden? ...
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Wie sagt man »to stand someone up«?

Sie ließ mich gestern im Café sitzen. She stood me up yesterday at the café. Ich weiß nicht, ob sitzen lassen hier richtig ist. Was ist die Alternativ dazu?
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What would be the best translation of the expression “on track”?

I’m currently writing a status report using a “traffic light” system, where the description for “Green” would be “On track”, to note that a certain task is on track with the development plan and and ...
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Wie sagt man “according to”?

Recently, I wanted to say something like: According to the national emergency office … but I didn’t find an expression for according to. It seems to me that the translation nach refers to a ...
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What does Wechsel mean in this case?

I am working on a translation of a scientific paper from German into English. I am hoping someone here can provide some help or feedback on a certain translation problem I’m encountering. A section of ...
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Sagt man “Ich stimme (dem/dir) zu” für “I agree with that”?

A: I think people in our city are spending too much nowadays. B: I agree with that. A: Ich glaube, dass Leute in unserer Stadt heutzutage zu viel ausgeben. B: _________ Es gibt ...
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Substantiv für »Aufteilung in einem Gitter«

Gibt es ein Substantiv für den Prozess des Aufteilens in einem Gitter? Vgl. auf Englisch Gridding. (Kontext: Mathe)
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Can you use “brauchen” for “need to”?

In English, need to and must are basically the same thing. Kann man dafür brauchen sagen? Oder muss man müssen benutzen? (Can you say brauchen? Or must you use müssen?) 1) Ich brauche zu essen., ...
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What does “Hesek” and “spricht” mean in German

This is on a grandparents tombstone. What does it say? Hesek 37, 12 so spricht der herr siehe, ich will eure graeben aufthun und will euch mein volk aus denselben herausholen
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Richtige Übersetzung von Communication Skills im CV

ich aktualisiere gerade meinen Lebenslauf und habe da eine tolle Vorlage eines Englischen CVs gefunden, dessen Stucktur ich gerne übernehmen möchte. dort gibt es einen Punkt "Communication Skills" in ...
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Is it okay to say “sich in das Pyjama einwickeln” in German?

Can one say sich in das Pyjama einwickeln in German? I would like to avoid the word schlüpfen in this phrase, as I am using it in another part of the sentence.
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Double genitive in German (including a proper name)

The following sentence contains a double genitive construction including one proper name: This is the score of Chopin's first piano concerto. How can I express this in German? Is it ok to write ...
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How do I say Newsflash in german?

I want to make a sarcastic comment under a youtube video of an interview with Christiano Ronaldo. I want something along the lines of 'Newsflash: Christiano Ronaldo says his life is pretty good'.
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Unterschied zwischen “asiatischer Amerikaner” und “Amerikaner asiatischer Herkunft”

(a) Er ist asiatischer Amerikaner. (b) Er ist Amerikaner asiatischer Herkunft. Die erste Übersetzung von "Asian American" kommt in Wikipedia vor, die zweite im dict.cc. Gibt es Unterschiede ...
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How do you say “Smart device” in German? (not “smart phone”) [closed]

same as title: How do you say "Smart device" in German? (not "smart phone")