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Meaning of “Man nennt dich doch auch”

I am watching a little cartoon and I do not understand the German subtitles, especially this sentence: Man nennt dich doch auch... What does doch auch mean? Why are they both in the same ...
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Is “Dieser Raum” in “Dieser Raum bietet Sitzplätze für 25 Leute” agent or locative?

I´ve got another question from my diploma research. My original English sentence was This room seats 25 people. This room was labeled as locative. When I give you another example, the ...
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Possible sentence: 'Das Schiff brach sein Ruder.'?

I am a student of English and German language (non-native) and I compare English-German sentences for my diploma thesis from the semantic and syntactic point of view. I have English sentences which I ...
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Englisches “if” auf Deutsch

Welches Wort ist richtig für if-Sätze? Zum Beispiel sagt man auf Englisch: Take more if you like it. If you want you can do it. We are going out if it is sunny. Ganz einfach, aber ...
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What's the meaning of “denn” in “Was kostet denn der Teppich?” [duplicate]

I believe it means "How much cost the carpet?", but why adding denn? I know that denn, in a normal context, means because.
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How to translate “aber” in a negative question?

Deine Schwester wohnt aber nicht in Kiel, oder? I would suggest that it means "Your sister doesn't live in Kiel, right?". But the aber is a real pain. I looked everywhere on the Internet and ...
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Wie sagt man “notation” auf Deutsch?

Ich schreibe gerade eine Arbeit in Deutsch und suche nach einer guten Übersetzung für das englische Wort notation. Was ich mit diesem Wort meine, ist sozusagen wie man etwas schreibt. Also welche ...
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Best translation for “software-development manager”

I’m interested in learning the job title for a person who has HR responsibility for a group of developers (software-development manager in English). I’ve been looking at a few sites, and I’m trying ...
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Expressing “X of Y” or “Y's X”

I came across this on some app for learning languages. Say I want to express "X of Y" or "Y's X". I saw that the app used the form der X des Y not restricted to der but also die and das. I just ...
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Translation of “I would be lying if I said that …”

I would be lying if I said that I'm not stressed about the upcoming test. How can this be translated into German? Ich würde lügen, wenn ich sagen würde, dass ich über die kommende Prüfung nicht ...
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Idiom for “none of my business”

What's the German idiom for Nothing to do with me! or It's none of my business! where the English have an exclamation mark for emphasis?
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“High school” in German?

I’m trying to translate the term high school into German. However this is proving to be difficult since the school systems in the U.S. are different from Germany. Using Dict.cc and Linguee, I’ve ...
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What does “Handy-Signal” mean?

Google translate tells me that the German for mobile phone signal is Handy-Signal. Is that right? It sounds a bit odd and I was wondering if anyone can tell me whether it is correct.
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Meaning of “Reinlichkeit” in the context of Nietzsche's “Die fröhliche Wissenschaft”

I am translating a text from Nietzsche, who uses the word Reinlichkeit in a discussion of Schopenhauer, asking what attracts people to him. I am wondering whether I have translated the passage ...
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Techn. Übersetzung: to serve a document

Ich übersetze momentan eine kleine Dokumentation für ein Softwareprojekt zur Entwicklung von Webanwendungen. An einigen Stellen heißt es in Bezug auf Webserver: "to serve a document", womit die ...
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Wie kann man „industry reputation“ ins Deutsch übersetzen?

Wie kann man „industry reputation“ ins Deutsch übersetzen? Der ganze Satz: The Guild’s primary role is as an advocate for pharmacists in relation to pharmacy ownership rules and industry ...
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Übersetzung von “to tell (infer) something by something”

Wie kann tell (infer) sth. by sth. am besten übersetzt werden? Also, wenn ich recht habe, wird You can tell by looking at him that he is a smoker als Man sieht ihm an, dass er ein Raucher ist ...
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How do you prompt someone to continue their story?

In English, sometimes you'd say things like 'I see', 'All right', 'Got it', 'Go on', etc., to show the other guy that you're still listening to what he's saying. How do you say the equivalent in ...
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Translation of “better than I thought it would be”

The show was better than I thought it would be. How can we translate this into German? I think (a) Die Aufführung war besser als ich dachte. already captures the meaning of the sentence, but ...
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How to say “Sorry that I am late”?

I would like to know how to express “Sorry that I am late” in German. What would be the best and most common way to say that? Would any of the following be right? Entschuldigung / Entschuldigen ...
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Besseres Wort für “Lesebeitrag” in Careers (original: Reading)

Nach dieser Frage stellte sich für mich die Frage, was Lesebeiträge eigentlich sind. Beispielprofil: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/ncraver Im Englischen heißt der Punkt: "Reading" und beinhaltet ...
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»Wir würden es dir gesagt haben« vs. »Wir hätten es dir gesagt«

Ich versuchte, folgenden Satz ins Deutsche zu übersetzen: We would have told you. Ich dachte, dass Folgendes richtig wäre: Wir würden es dir gesagt haben. Aber mir wurde gesagt, dass die ...
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Übersetzung von “I like her as a friend”

I like her as a friend. Wie kann man das ins Deutsche übersetzen? Wenn man als Ich mag sie wie eine Freundin. übersetzt, dann ist es nicht klar, ob mit "Freundin" eine feste Freundin gemeint ...
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Help with a sentence translation with many prepositions

I was doing the reading part of a B2 sample test and I stumbled across this sentence: Museen gelten nach wie vor und trotz aller gegenteiligen Bemühungen gerade unter Jugendlichen als verstaubt ...
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Wie sagt man “to recover from a sickness”?

Ich bin mir unsicher, wie ich sagen kann: I am recovering from a cold. In einem Online-Wörterbuch steht, dass es zwei Verben gibt, die in diesem Zusammenhang passen, nämlich: sich erholen ...
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How to translate “ernsten Oper” in Nietzsche

— Sehr verschieden steht es mit der ernsten Oper: 'Serious opera' or 'dramatic opera'? Or opera seria? Or 'tragic opera'? He mentions Rossini, whose operas date from the early 19th century. Here ...
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Tar baby in German?

How would you translate the term tar baby? I know the translated title of a book by Toni Morrison is Teerbaby but that doesn't really mean anything for someone who didn't read the book. In English ...
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Translation of “profit formula”

In this article by Mark Johnson, the term profit formula is used. He describes it like so: The profit formula is the blueprint that defines how the company creates value for itself while providing ...
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In-app “Done” translation?

In our mobile app we have a kind of media gallery where you can select several images to put them into a "social album". On the English translation of the app the term Done in the right top corner is ...
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“I call bullshit” – German counterpart?

I cannot come up with a good German counter-part to: I call bullshit. Some things I pondered so far include: Das ist Blödsinn. So’n Blödsinn. My problem is that these directly refer ...
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Dativpräpositionen – how to say “I am going to Anna's House”?

I'm a total beginner and I'd like to cover one of the Dativpräpositionen basics in German. Which of the following sentences is the most correct and complete form of saying "I am going to Anna's house"...
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Translation of “I find my job exciting”

I find my job exciting. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? Ich finde meine Arbeit aufregend. Die vorgeschlagenen Übersetzungen von exciting sind aufregend, sensationell, reizvoll, spannend ...
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Translation for the word “spoiled”: “verzogen”?

Which word would you use to translate the English adjective spoiled, like in the example: He is really a spoiled kid. Would you recommend using the word verzogen? Is that what most people would ...
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“Guten Willen” bei Nietzsche

It seems to me that 'good will' (which usually means 'kindly disposition' in English) is not the correct translation of guten Willen in these passages in Fröhliche Wissenschaft by Nietzsche. Am I ...
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Natural translation for Wort-Bild-Marke [closed]

One way I find reviewed human translations of non-dictionary words or phrases is to find the identical Wikipedia page in another language. I came across Wort-Bild-Marke, which has no "In anderen ...
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Translation for “Was darf es sein”?

Is it correct to imagine a sentence like that to be pronounced by a waiter to some clients? Cuz the translation I found for it sound like this "What can I bring/give you?". Is it correct? Now, how ...
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Translation of “Ja und wie” into English [closed]

How can one translate "Ja und wie" into English as a good meaning? in this context: A fragt: Vermisst du Deutschland? B antwortet: Ja und wie
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Project planning terminology

We are wrestling with some German translations that have been made by different native speakers. These terms are used in project planning software. A project plan has tasks for which requests (for ...
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Ich bin mir bewusst vs mir ist bewusst

Beides wird als I'm aware ins Englische übersetzt. Gibt es dazwischen irgendeinen Unterschied in Bezug auf die Bedeutung? Oder ist es halt eine Sache der Ausdrucksweise.
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Parameters of Reasoning - auf Deutsch?

In einem englischsprachigen philosophischen Artikel von Iris Marion Young, über den ich in einem Seminar sprechen werde, heißt ein Abschnitt "Parameters of Reasoning". Wie würde das ins Deutsche ...
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Translation of “seine Persönlichkeit zu kennen, hilft dir dabei, diesen Schlüssel zu finden”

Jeder Mensch hat einen Schlüssel zu seinem Herzen, und seine Persönlichkeit zu kennen, hilft dir dabei, diesen Schlüssel zu finden. can be translated as: Every man has to know a key to his heart ...
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Entsprechender Term für “K-mer” (Englisch)

Ich arbeite seit einiger Zeit an einem Essay zur algorithmischen Bearbeitung der DNA und wühle mich dabei mehr schlecht als recht durch englische Quellen, vor allem, weil ich die darin vorkommende ...
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“Sich vorkommen” vs “Sich fühlen”

In welchen Fällen wird sich vorkommen anstatt sich fühlen verwendet (bzw. bevorzugt)? Kann man im Kontext "You'll feel __" vorkommen benutzen? Also, beispielsweise: Du wirst dir da unruhig ...
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German word for “suspension” / “suspended harmony” (music theory)

I'm searching for a German word for suspension, referring to music theory. Suspension as in suspended harmony. From Wikipedia: A suspension (SUS) (sometimes referred to as a syncope) occurs when ...
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»Jmd. ähnlich sehen« vs. »ähnlich aussehen« und »wie jemand aussehen«

Wenn ich richtig es verstanden habe, wird jemandem ähnlich sehen als to resemble someone ins Englische übersetzt, also: Er sieht mir ähnlich. – He resembles me. Wieso wird in diesem Fall nicht ...
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Expression of extreme surprise (possibly vulgar, but without being insulting)

Is there a formula or expression that I can use to express these English sentences? What on earth did you just do? What the heck did I just hear? What the hell just happened? or, in ...
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'Witzig' bei Nietzsche

Nietzsche cannot mean 'witty' (as it is currently used) here, can he? He means 'clever', 'ingenious', 'devious'. 'Witty' has not meant 'ingenious' except as humorous for several hundred years! The ...
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Translation/Transcription help of line in movie “Ich zähle täglich meine Sorgen”

Ich zähle täglich meine Sorgen There is one line in this movie that the captain uses every time he gets frustrated or mad. Unfortunately, there is no captions, and my familiarity with German ...
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Übersetzung von “I can explain that to you tomorrow — if you want, of course”

I can explain that to you tomorrow -- if you want, of course. Mit diesem Satz drückt der Sprecher aus, dass er die Sache erklären kann, aber nur, wenn sie der Hörer wissen möchte. Wie sagt man das ...
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“zum Zahnarzt” or “zur Zahnärztin” for female dentist?

I'm going to see the dentist today. If the dentist is female, should I say (a) Ich gehe heute zur Zahnärztin. or (b) Ich gehe heute zum Zahnarzt. I think (a) should be the correct ...