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Translation of “I couldn't care less”

What would be the closest translation to the sentence "I couldn't care less." It is similar in meaning to Es ist mir egal. (It doesn't matter to me) but I think it's not quite the same. ...
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How do I say “get real” in German?

How do I say "get real" in German? I'd like to say it in this context: A: Are you my girlfriend? B: Get real!
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What's the German name for an equal spacing divider?

What is the German name for this tool? It is used to divide lengths into equal sections. In English it is called an equal spacing divider. It is used in engineering.
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Is “Ich bin gut” a valid reply for “How are you”?

I know you have to say Es geht mir gut. but Ich bin gut. sounds good to me. Can I say that?
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How do I say “One day on a sunny sunday” in German?

How do I say "One day on a sunny Sunday morning" in German? Eines Tages eines sonnigen Sonntagmorgens bin ich mit meiner Schwester im Park zum Training gelaufen.
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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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How do I say “anyway” in German? [closed]

How do I say "anyway" in German? I wanna say it in this context: A: Lass uns morgen an den Strand gehen und viel Spass haben! B: Ja, wir können meine Schwester und ihre Freunde einladen, ja? ...
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How do I say “whatever” in German?

How do I say "whatever" in German? I am going to use it in this context: A: "Lass uns morgen ins Kino gehen!"     (Let's go to the movies tomorrow!) B: "Nein. Ich muß ...
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How do I say “The only way” in German?

How do I say "The only way" in German? Die einzige Art und Weise, Deutsch zu lernen, ist mit Deutschen zu reden. Is there another alternative for this?
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Translation of “sharing key”

I am a native speaker, but I have no idea how to translate "sharing key" into German. I don't know if there are multiple meanings of "sharing key", but just in case, I am talking about a string that ...
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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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“These are my ghosts, the spaces amid love” in German [closed]

These are my ghosts, the spaces amid love. It's a phrase of the movie "Everything Is Illuminated". How to translate it into German?
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How do I say “I am deep in thought” in German?

How do I say "I am deep in thought" in German? Tief in der Erinnerung versunken, dachte ich an meiner Mutter, die im Schaukelstuhl sass. What's another alternative for this?
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Übersetzung von “one of the very best”

Wie würde man den folgenden Satz ins Deutsche übersetzen? Heidelberg is one of the very best cities in Germany. Ohne das Wort "very" würde ich sagen: "Heidelberg ist eine der besten Städte ...
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How do I say “It's good to be curious about many things”?

How do you say "It's good to be curious about many things" in German? Es ist gut, neugierig über vieles zu sein.
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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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How to say “It is likely that I will be at the party tomorrow”

How can I say "It is likely that I will be at the party tomorrow"? Es ist wahrscheinlich, dass ich morgen bei der Party sein werde. Is the use of "wahrscheinlich" correct here?
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How do you say “I am in the 9th grade”?

How do you say "I am in the 9th Grade"? Ich bin in der 9ten Klasse.
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“How about going to Germany tomorrow” in German?

How do you say "How about going to Germany tomorrow" in German? Wie wär's damit, morgen nach Deutschland zu fliegen? Wie sieht es, morgen nach Deutschland zu fliegen? Are there other ...
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How to say “So, yeah…” in German?

How do you say "So, yeah" in German? E.g.: So, yeah I need to get going. Here's my attempt: Also, muss ich verlassen.
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“Join” in German

I'm searching on Internet the similar word of "join" in a sense to join a group, for example if I see some people talking together how is the better way I can say "Can I join the conversation" ...
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Translation of “I would be interested to know how it goes.”

How can I say I would be interested to know how it goes. Would it be Ich würde interessiert sein zu wissen, wie es läuft. ?
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How to translate Fernweh to English?

Is there a good English translation for Fernweh? dict.leo.org suggests wanderlust and itchy feet, but they are both more about travelling around rather than going away.
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A joke from “The Magic Mountain”/“Der Zauberberg” translated into English?

I'm reading Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain in the English translation by John E. Woods, and I have come across a passage I don't quite understand. The character Joachim is telling Hans about a ...
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What do they call “a software developer” in German? [closed]

What is the right word for "a software developer" in German? For example: - What do you do? - I'm a software developer.
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Is “die Öffentlichkeit” the same as “the public”?

I wonder if it's really good German to talk about "Öffentlichkeit" the same way we talk about "the public" in English. I know it's done, but it seems wrong to my ear. It's true that "öffentlich" means ...
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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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“I go to school at [School Name (specifically a high school)]”

How would you say this in German? I've been thinking about this on and off for almost 2 years and just got around to asking. My guess would be Ich gehe zur/in die Schule bei/an [Riverside High ...
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Is there a good translation for “Dark horse”?

Ich habe gerade versucht, den englischen Ausdruck "Dark horse" zu übersetzen, und es hat gar nicht funktioniert :). Obwohl das immer witzig ist, kann jemand mir helfen mit einer Übersetzung?
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because of + clause

How would I say I don't like drinking Cola because of how unhealthy it is? Ich trinke nicht gern Cola, wegen wie ungesund es ist. or Ich trinke nicht gern Cola, weil wie ungesund es ist.
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How to translate the word “download” to German?

In German there is runterladen or herunterladen for the term to download. Is there a common translation for the noun of download that could be used for translating i.g. the amount of downloads ...
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How do you say ' to be good at something' in German?

How do you say 'to be good at something' in German? Meine Mutter ist sehr gut dazu, dass sie das Haus sauber hält. My mother is very good at keeping the house clean. Ich bin sehr gut im ...
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why is here “Namen” instead of “Name” [closed]

99 Prozent der Anwälte geben dem Rest einen schlechten Namen. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name. Edit: Shouldn't it be "einen schlechten Name", if this is accusative. Why is -n added?
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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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Safety and Security Manager - How to translate to German?

Ich muss "Safety and Security Manager" auf Deutsch übersetzen. Sicherheits- und Sicherheitsmanager? Wie übersetze ich Safety und Security als zwei separate Wörter?
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Translation for “of interest to”

How would you say This video might be of interest to you. in German? I can think of Vielleicht interessiert Sie dieses Video. which would be closer to This video might interest you. I ...
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Why “den Kindern” instead of “die Kinder”?

Den Kindern hat der Besuch ins Planetarium Spaß gemacht. (The children enjoyed going to the planetarium.) Why is it "den Kindern hat der Besuch", instead of "die Kinder haben den Besuch"?
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What is “It turns out that…” in standard German?

How do you say It turns out that... in German? Der Mann von gegenüber stellt sich heraus, dass er ein guter Kerl ist. Are there other ways to say it?
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Translation of “That is nothing to be proud of.”

How would you translate this sentence? That is nothing to be proud of. I can only think of (a) Das ist nichts, auf dem man stolz sein soll. Are there better ways to translate it?
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Any good website to practice translation *to* German?

As per the subject. I see duolingo is mostly about translation from German, which is good, but I'd like to practice the other way round. I also speak Spanish if that helps.
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Translating “by + present participle”

By signing, you agree to the contract. He showed agreement by nodding. For the first example, Google translate gives Durch die Unterzeichnung... but according to this comment, ...
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On the usage of nach / hinter / zu

In Der Pfennig by Hans Eckart, there is also the following sentence: Eines Tages war der Vater nach der Arbeit sehr müde. Except for nach der Arbeit, all is clear to me: One day, father was very ...
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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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Translation of “I have never been to …”

What would be the best translation for I have never been to Germany. Would it be Ich bin noch nie nach Deutschland gegangen. or Ich bin noch nie nach Deutschland gewesen. ? Also, is ...
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Saying 'for example' and 'e.g.'

I think that all three of these are acceptable: zum Beispiel (z.B) beispielsweise Bsp. If so, are there any differences between them? Is one more formal, archaic, colloquial, etc. than the other ...
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Why “Wo” and not “Was”?

In the following sentence why using Was instead of Wo is not possible? Wo arbeitet Hans? according to my book the only possible W-question is Wo
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Translation of “entscheidend auf die Reihenfolge”

I came across this sentence Bei den "für alle" und "es gibt" kommt es in der Mathematik, anders als in der weniger präzisen Umgangssprache, entscheidend auf die Reihenfolge an. I looked up ...
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“Hang out with friends” in German

How do I say I like hanging out with friends in German? I'm having trouble with the verb "hang out" in this meaning. From the dictionary, there are meanings of shirts/tongue hanging out, ...
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What does sowieso mean? [closed]

I was watching a German show, and they kept using the word sowieso? Can someone explain to me what it means?
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Confused by a sentence using “erleben”

Recently I found the following sentence at the end of a novel which I was reading in translation (i.e. it’s the German translation of an English-language novel). Dann mache ich mir eine Liste im ...