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How to translate the English imperative 'See: X' when referencing?

In a reference like See: Page 234 or See: requests, how is that done in German? Since neither English nor German is my native language, I hesitate to write Sehe.
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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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How do you say “mild vomiting due to a Stomach Bug”?

My son has picked up a stomach bug at his kindergarten. I'm going to the pharmacy and I want to tell the German pharmacist that he is having mild vomiting from a simple stomach bug and I want some ...
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Which translation of “just” does German use to imply some minor/short activity?

I often use expressions like: I'm just eating or: I'm just exercising etc. where the just means that I'm doing some small/short-lived activity that I will be finished with soon. Does ...
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German for “graceful degradation”

The term graceful degradation is often used as a technical term to describe a system that doesn't loose all its functionality at once, but is able to maintain some intermediary mode to remain ...
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What does der Wühlen mean please? [closed]

It is not a verb. Here is the original sentence: Frauen verbringen im Durchschnitt 76 Tage ihres Lebens mit dem Wühlen in der Handtasche. -Women spend in average 76 days of their life with --- ...
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Bedeutung von »in der Leitung sein«

Ich lese jetzt das Buch Milch und Kohle von Ralf Rothmann um mein Deutsch zu üben. Auf Seite 12 steht der Satz: Das Telefon klingelte, ein gedämpfter Ton unter der Brokathülle, und ich lief ins ...
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Übersetzung von “more money than when …”

I have more money than when I started the job. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? Ich habe mehr Geld als, als ich die Arbeit begann. Es sieht komisch aus, zwei "als" nacheinander zu haben. ...
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“Ein Knopf ist schwer zu drücken.” Wie sagt man das?

In Englisch steht hier: All the buttons work smothly whereas in earlier models the buttons were a bit sticky. sticky.. "klebrig" passt hier irgendwie nicht. Wie würde man das auf Deutsch ...
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-mäßig vs. -artig

In manchen Fällen wird beides als "-like" übersetzt. Woher weiß man, welche der beiden Endungen benutzt werden soll? Insbesondere bezüglich Gegenständen und so. Also, sagt man eher pulvermäßig oder ...
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´Der Patient entwickelte Symptome einer Lebensmittelvergiftung´ - possible sentences? [closed]

May I say the following sentences in German? I give the original English sentences (the following are the translations I´ve got from German native speakers, but I am not sure whether they are possible ...
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Modal verb used for probability in german

"Mag er mich?" is translated as " Does he like me?" My question is does "Mögen" is used also for probability... so my sentence about it I am confused "May she missunderstand me by that? " is ...
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Wegen, bezüglich, über. Is their use interchangeable?

Is the use of the words wegen, bezüglich and über always interchangeable when we want to say "about" (concerning)? If not, can in some cases be interchangeable? For example what is the best way for ...
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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