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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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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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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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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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Austrian German definition of “Gasse” – “street” or “alley”?

What is the meaning of the word Gasse in Austrian German; street or alley?
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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")
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Ich hab mich in dich verliebt

Consider Ich hab mich in dich verliebt. I know it means I've fallen in love with you. But since the definition of verliebt is '"falling in love", what is the use of mich in? In other ...
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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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Help with passive voice

Die vier Sonntage vor Weihnachten wird also jeweils eine Kerze angezündet auf einem Adventskranz. How do you translate this sentence? I know that's passive voice, and the subject is supposed to ...
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Wie sagt man 'a value of a new item'?

Es gibt ein Buch mit paar leichten Kratzer auf dem Umschlag. Das Buch ist aber im Prinzip neu und ungelesen. Wenn ich über seinem Zustand auf Englisch sagen wollte, würde ich sagen: das Buch hat a ...
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Possible use of “sie” in context of objects rather than women

In this link, there are three sentences: Where is the bag? ("wo ist die Tasche?") Is it still in Berlin? ("Ist sie noch in Berlin?") I dont understand why they have used sie to refer to bag? I ...
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Parametrierbarkeit [closed]

Was ist mit dem Ausdruck "eine parametrierbare Motorleistung" genau gemeint? (Es handelt sich um eine technische Übersetzung ins Englische.) Ist es einfach nur ein möglicher (einstellbarer) Wert für ...
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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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Übersetzung von “I did my master's degree at Oxford”

I did my master's degree at Oxford. Wie sagt man das auf Deutsch? Funktionieren alle Folgenden, und gibt es andere typische Weisen es auszudrücken? (a) Ich habe meinen Master in Oxford ...
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What does “nichtentheils” mean?

I found nichtentheils in an old 17th century treatise … What does it mean? Context: Folgen etliche Exempla diminutionum, sind aber nichtentheils auff Instrumenten […] zugebrauchen.
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I want to make questions about calendar in German [closed]

I want to make questions about calendar. I will show the calendar and ask those questions in German. How can I ask these questions in German. Q1: Today is Jan. 15. What date was last Monday? ...
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Übersetzung von “in each turn”

Two players play a game in which they take turns asking each other a question. In each turn, the player whose turn it is asks the other player any question he wants. Im Wörterbuch kann man ...
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“to consider something/someone as something/someone” in German

I am trying to find a German expression for to consider st/sb as st/sb, e.g., as in: I consider him as my best friend. I’ve looked up some English–German dictionaries for the expression in ...
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What is the English equivalent of “Ich rieche dich”? [closed]

My German boyfriend uses the expression "Ich rieche dich". I know that the English translation is "I can smell you", but it doesn't sound very flattering. What would the English equivalent be or isn't ...
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Wie sagt man »facetime«?

Hallo, Jana! Willst du facetimen? Hello, Jana! Do you want to facetime? Ich weiß nicht, ob das Verb »facetimen« existiert. Das habe ich mir ausgedacht. Habt ihr Vorschläge? Danke!
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What does “einen Teufel darum scheren” mean?

Can someone explain me this phrase from Die Unendliche Geschichte? und die sich den Teufel darum scheren specificaly I’m finding it difficult to find the translation of darum scheren. Full ...
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What is the most common verb for “to introduce.” [closed]

As in, "I want to introduce him to her."
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Yiddish phrase for “turn out the lights and go to sleep”

My mother grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at a time when the neighborhood was largely inhabited by Yiddish speaking Jews. This led to the amusing situation of her Irish-born grandparents, and to a ...
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What is the proper phrasing of this sentence?

I'm looking for help with a translation of the German portion of the text in this image: The best I could do was: "This fragment is therefore of great interest because it the shorter end of the ...
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When did pathetic and pathetisch divert in meaning?

It seems clear that the two words have the same origin, yet pathetic and pathetisch seem to have significantly different meanings (or don't they?). Pathetic is very negative with synonyms like ...