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What is this politician saying?

At one point in this video, Gregor Gysi says something that sounds like “das liegt zum Glück”. My German is a little rusty (I intend on fixing that shortly), so I’m not sure as to the meaning of that ...
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When is 'to' translated with “um zu”, when with “zu”

The infinitve marker "to" can not simply be translated with "zu". Apparently in most instances it translates with "um zu", wheras in other instances "zu" alone is used. 1 "Del" is the key to ...
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How one can distinguish between the usage of “gern” (or “gerne” for this matter) as “gladly” and as “like to”?

I’ve answered this question, How one can distinguish between the usage of "gern" (or "gerne" for this matter) as "gladly" and as "like to"?, in the Duolinguo thread for the sentence Wir würden ...
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»Point of interest« auf Deutsch

Hat jemand eine Idee, wie man POI / Point of interest kurz und knackig ins Deutsche übersetzen kann? Es handelt sich um Orte, die vor allem in Navigationssystemen als »Orte vom besonderen Interesse« ...
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Die Arbeiten werden auf Nachweis ausgeführt

Die Arbeiten werden auf Nachweis ausgeführt Trying to translate a subcontractor quotation, I found this line, which appears to be some sort of generic term or condition but also a bit of an idiom ...
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Wo liegt der Unterschied zwischen “nun” und “jetzt”?

Diese Frage wurde auch hier (auf Englisch) beantwortet: What is the difference between "nun" and "jetzt"? Ich übersetzte die beiden als "now", aber ich vermute, dass es ...
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German word for “thesis reviewer” and “thesis examiner”

Maybe this is something specific to the French doctorate, but a thesis committee is made of different types of members: An advisor (directeur) is a person that supervised the doctoral work. They ...
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What do you call a “Questions & Answers site” (Q&A) in German?

I am looking for a German term to describe StackExchange - the English term seems to be "Questions & Answers site" (Q&A) which has no equivalent in German (that I'm aware of). The literal ...
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“What do you like about your home country” in German [closed]

How would you translate "What do you like about your home country"? Was mögen Sie über deinem Heimatland? Was hatten Sie von Ihrem Heimatland gefallen? If you have something better, please put ...
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“Reconstruction theorem” auf Deutsch

Ich suche das richtige deutsche Wort für das englische „Reconstruction“ im englischen mathematischen Ausdruck „Reconstruction theorem“. Ich denke „Wiederherstellungstheorem“ kingt nicht so geeignet, ...
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Translation of “to maintain a skill”

I haven't been able to find an obvious translation for to maintain a skill. There are three verbs I've come across that seem like they could do that job: Halten Erhalten Aufrechterhalten But I ...
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Translation of “wish you all the best”

I wish you all the best for the upcoming year. Would it be idiomatic to say the following? Ich wünsche dir all das Beste für das kommende Jahr. A close and natural translation would be ...
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Doubt about how “ohne” influences sentence meaning

Studying on Duolingo, I am trying to translate this sentence here: Die ersten Kakaobohnen brachte Christoph Kolumbus aus Amerika mit, ohne dass man zu dieser Zeit etwas damit anfangen konnte. I ...
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Deutsches Wort für “adjacent possible”

Ich habe ein englisches Buch gelesen (Cal Newport, So good they can’t ignore you), in dem mehrfach der Begriff adjacent possible auftaucht. Soweit ich verstanden habe ist es der nächste Schritt nach ...
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What does “Fur Reichbeshaffenungsamp” (embossed on a camera) mean?

Embossed on a camera are the words Fur Reichbeshaffenungsamp I have tried to split the letters but cannot find a true meaning.
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Übersetzung von “in late June”

The event takes place every year in late June. Wie lässt sich dieser Satz ins Deutsche übersetzen? (a) Die Veranstaltung findet jedes Jahr im späten Juni statt. Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob ...
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Commands in software labels (“click here”)

I'm working on translating English language content of a website into German, and I was curious which form do you use in German commands for labels in software. Think of messages like "Click Here" or ...
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What is the particle “irgend” used for, or what concept/sentiment does it convey?

I wonder what irgend means? I’ve seen so many words with it as a prefix, like irgendein, irgendwas and irgendwo. What do they have in common that irgend expresses? The explanations in the Duden ...
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Übersetzung von “From what I've heard, …”

From what I've heard, the city is not safe after sunset. Wie übersetzt man das am besten? Wäre es so? Von dem ich gehört habe, ist die Stadt nach Sonnenuntergang nicht sicher. Ich habe an ...
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How would someone most likely abbreviate “Michael” as a German speaker?

How would someone most likely abbreviate Michael as a German speaker? I am trying to translate something and am curious what Germans use as the short version of Michael. I'm guessing it is the same as ...
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How do you say this in German? [closed]

How do you say, "I have been to Germany and Israel."
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Translation of ETL process

I am working as an ETL designer and developer constructing complex ETL processes. I need to write resume in German and I don’t know whether ETL needs to be translated and if yes, what translation ...
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Need help translating technical video game terminology [closed]

I need to translate a video game, including the debug menu into German. Ironically I AM German, but have accumulated all my tech and gaming vocabulary in England and now everything sounds ridiculous ...
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Meanings inferred from “Das ist alles”

While the phrase das ist alles literally means that is all, are there any other meanings that can be taken from it? For example, when my kids ask if there is any more apple juice, is Nein, das ist ...
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What is the meaning of the name Ziesenis or Zieseniss?

One of my ancestral surnames is Ziesenis and I'd like to know what it means. They were Prussian immigrants to the US back in the 1800s.
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German equivalent of “to twitter” or “to tweet”

I know that German borrows a lot of words from English, but German equivalents are often used, too. Example of such pair of words is downloaden and herunterladen. I wanted to ask whether there is a ...
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Übersetzung des Substantivs “academic”

Academics are often too concerned about unimportant details. Wie kann man den Satz am besten übersetzen? Die Übersetzungen von "academic" als Substantiv sind Akademiker, Wissenschaftler und ...
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Differenzierte Übersetzung der Begriffe Wizard, Sorcerer und Warlock

Es gibt im Englischen die Begriffe Wizard, Sorcerer und Warlock welche je nach Benutzung/Genre (in der Fantasy-Welt) leicht nuancierte Bedeutungen haben, die nicht durchweg konsistent zu sein ...
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Übersetzung von “academia”

Do you want to work in academia or industry after you graduate? Wie kann man den Satz am besten übersetzen? Ich habe zwei Übersetzungen von "academia" gefunden: "Akademia" und "die akademische ...
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What is the accurate translation of “Best Regards” to finish a letter?

To finish up a letter addressed to a client, I use Best Regards, followed by my signature. I've looked around for a direct translation, and came up with: ...
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Why “den Kindern” instead of “die Kinder”?

Den Kindern hat der Besuch im 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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Spelling noun–noun compound words

I am translating my meatloaf recipe to German and am unsure about translating the meatloaf mixture from the sentence Transfer the meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan. I have: meatloaf → der ...
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Fernsehen verb usage practice in a sentence

During the German class, we studied that the verb fernsehen (to watch TV) should be conjugated as ich sehe fern, du siehst fern, etc. I want to translate the sentence I watch TV on evenings to ...
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Translation of “Anmk.”

In several German papers I've found such abbreviation as "10 Anmk. 1", but I have no idea how this could be translated. This looks like some abbreviation of well known edition. Contexts are: 1) "In ...
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“You got to be kidding me!” in German?

What is the correct translation/specific word for kidding in German in this context?
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How do you say “handwavy proof” in German?

In English language there is a beautiful colloquial usage, which describes the way a proof is done ie a "handwavy proof". A handwavy proof is a kind of proof, in which you use no/very little ...
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Habitual past vs simple past

How would the translation of the habitual past He would visit the beach everyday differ from the one of the simple past He visited the beach everyday? when translating those sentences to ...
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Does “aufrollen” have a colloquial meaning?

I'm translating an old German newspaper article and the word "aufrollen" is used in what appears to be a colloquial manner, since the literal meaning "to roll (up)" doesn't quite fit. Here is the ...
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How to translate “items to be approved”?

I’m bumping into this English to German translation in our software: Project bookings to be approved -> Zu genehmigende Projektbuchungen I’m Dutch, but something does not sound correct here. ...
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The benifit of reading the original versus the English translation of Critique of Pure Reason [closed]

I wish to read Kant's Critique of Pure Reason in the near future, but I have read that it is better to read the Critique in its original German. However, I don't know German. I have read the works of ...
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Canadian specific terminology

I am working on a translation of a Canadian politics text, and the document talks about Aboriginal youth offenders and non-Aboriginal youth offenders. Typically when we speak of Aboriginal people in ...
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Bedeutung von “wegen, um … willen”

Beim Übersetzen vom Griechischen ins Deutsche bin ich auf ein Problem mit der Übersetzung von ενεκα gestoßen. Im Gemoll (Griechisch-Deutsch Wörterbuch) steht, dass diese Präposition normalerweise mit ...
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The men are cooking - translation

In an online translation exercise I was asked to translate: "The men are cooking" My attempt was: Die Männer kochen The answer shown was: Die Männer kochen gerade What does "gerade" at ...
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How do you say “whatsoever” in German?

In everyday language one often uses the word “whatsoever“ to emphasise, as in this example from daily life: There is no problem whatsoever. I have no doubt about his work whatsoever. or in ...
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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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Translation of the “Go” button in German

What is the correct translation of the "Go" button in German? On Stackoverflow there's a picture of that button. My question is general. In English it is possible to write go in different ...
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How do you say “act on” in a quantum-mechanical context in German?

My German is pretty good but I know very little of the terminology in Quantum Mechanics. In Quantum Mechanics one often say something like the momentum operator p acts on the ket |ψ>. How ...
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The situation in Post Office

I was waiting for a box via mail, but it did not arrive in time. For this reason I went to post office and asked the guy in charge to learn if they will contact me somehow in case they cannot reach ...
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“Finder will be rewarded” in German?

I want to translate the phrase Finder will be rewarded. to German. Somehow there is no dictionary on the net which contained the phrase. I am looking for a metaphorical equivalent.
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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 ...