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“dass alle unsere Bewusstheit sich auf Irrthümer bezieht” – meaning of “sich beziehen”

Does anyone have any insights into what Nietzsche means by sich beziehen auf in this passage? Usually it means to refer to or to apply to or something similar, but I am not sure here. Those words do ...
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Use of the (das & der) in an advertisement

So I'm doing this fictional ad for my German 1 class and I'm unsure about my accuracy in sentence structure. What I have written: Der sportfilm! Es kostet €4. Das ist billig. Now I would ...
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“Many of the” in German

How would I go about saying this? Many of the physicists I admire are from Germany/are German. I know I could simplify it by saying “I admire many German physicists” (which I think would be “Ich ...
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The grammatical function of “-en” in “aus dem Französischen, Englischen” etc.

In the German phrase "aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche übersetzen", the language name, which is neutral in German, ends with "-en" after "aus dem", while after "ins" it ends in an "-e". Can anyone ...
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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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Kann man einen “fachlich geprägten Kunden” einem “technisch argumentierenden Entwickler” entgegen setzen?

It is about Software Engineering, where it usually comes to problems in communication between the customers (domain-specific, functional, professional lexis) and developers (technical, generic lexis). ...
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Translation of “I'm looking forward to…”

I'm writing a short essay and I wonder about how I could express "I'm looking forward to...". I found out that I should use the verb "sich auf etw. freuen". So I tried to write this sentence like ...
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Deciding whether “auch” means “also” or “even”

Is there any reliable way to tell when auch means even as opposed to also? I’m just trying to find out if there is some criterion other than trying the one or the other – not asking you to translate ...
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“gehört” vs. “gehört zu”

Welches von diesen beiden ist korrekt oder wird häufiger gebraucht? "Es gehört jemandem" oder "es gehört zu jemandem" Wenn ich richtig verstanden habe, wird "es gehört jemandem" als "it's his" ...
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Wie sagt man “Well-stated questions” and “formal answers” auf Deutsch?

Well I'm writing this short story about an Austrian mathemacian who came up with the mathematical notions of "well-stated questions" and "formal answers" and, to make it look more real, I would like ...
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“Ich sehe in das Bild, dann denke ich dran” or “Ich sehe im Bild, dann denke ich dran”

It's clear to me that we use akkusative for "move from place to place", and dative for "being at a place" but for such verbe like "Sehen" as above, what should we use akkusative or dative
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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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Translation of the song “Land der dunklen Wälder”

First of all, I hope it's not verboten to post Ostpreußen's anthem here. Lately, I've been fascinated with this region's history (where my dad's best friend's mom was born), and this song has become ...
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How to translate “Gefräßiges Schweigen”? [closed]

This term is used when a group of people is eating delicious food and no one is talking because everyone is busy eating. When this happens the chef did an excellent job. This phrase has a positive ...
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Need a definition [closed]

My family seems to have inherited a word from our parents and grandparents that we cannot define. Might be spelled Losch (with e umlaut). Best I can find is that that root meaning is something that ...
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How to translate Perfekt into English

I came across these sentences with their translations: Du bist aus Berlin gekommen. - You have come from Berlin. Wo seid ihr so lange gewesen? - Where were you so long? From what I have ...
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Is there any other way to say “I don't care” in German

Is there any other phrase to express "Das ist mir egal" (I don't care) in German?
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Übersetzung von »least of all«

He hardly ever scolded someone – least of all Jane. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? Ich habe die Übersetzungen von least of all nachgeschlagen, und die Vorschläge am wenigsten und am ...
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How would you translate “small things that matter” in a casual way

I would like to know the translation of this: "Sometime it is the small thing that matters the most". Would this sound correct in casual way "Manchmal kleine Dinge die meisten Fragen."
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“without me” in German

I got confused while making a German sentence meaning: How you can enjoy your time without me? How can I translate the without me part? Does it depend on the case, like "wie"? For example: ...
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What does “vorm” mean?

In the sentence: Früher habe ich immer Angst vorm Fliegen gehabt. What does "vorm" mean? Dictionary says it means "vor Mittags," but I don't think it fits here.
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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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How to say “please do not slam the door” in German?

How to say "please do not slam the door" in German? I tried to translate it like this: "Bitte knall die Tür nicht zu", but there must be another way because I googled it with no result.
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Translation of “It could have worked”

You suggested an idea to your boss to solve a problem that your team was facing. Your boss ignored your idea, and instead implemented her own idea. It failed. You would like to say to your friend that ...
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What does “bitte sehen” mean?

When leaving a small shop in Germany, the storekeeper said “bitte sehen” to me as I was leaving. What does this mean? What would an appropriate response be? Could I reply by repeating “bitte sehen”? ...
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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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Concise way of saying “A list of things”

Thinking from the point of view of an URL/Blog/Page Title. I wish to say A list of things or My list of things. I am not sure whether Dingeliste is accurate and concise at the same time. Another word ...
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Correct translation of “my father taught me to play football”? [closed]

How would one translate "my father taught me to play football"? Being relatively new to the language I'm unsure about how to handle the structure. What verb would one use? Lernen? Any held would be ...
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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 you say “over the hump” in German?

Google translate gives "über den Berg", which seems wrong. It translated "hump" as "mountain," but "hump" is a small obstacle, not a large one. The context was a comment I left on a post, If you ...
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“Brg” at the end of emails

A German colleague signs all his emails with "brg, [His Name]" I can't find a direct translation of this. Is it an expression, a general "from," A shortening of another phrase, or something else?
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Übersetzung von “I am a PhD student in chemistry”

I am a PhD student in chemistry. Wie übersetzt man das ins Deutsche? (a) Ich bin Doktorstudent in Chemie. (b) Ich bin PhD Student in Chemie. In einer Antwort zu dieser Frage wurde ...
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Übersetzung von “looked to have earned a valuable point”

The goal looked to have earned a valuable point for the team. Wie würde man das übersetzen? Zwei Versuche: (a) Das Tor sah aus, einen wertvollen Punkt für die Mannschaft gewonnen zu haben. ...
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Can one say “sich in das Pyjama einwickeln” in German

Can one say "sich in das Pyjama einwickeln" in German. I would like to avoid the word "schlüpfen" in this phrase, as I am using it in another part of the sentence. Thanks.
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how do I say “junior level programmer” in german?

I need to say "I am a programmer of a junior level" in german. Can it be translated as "ein Programmierer von junior-ebene?". Maybe it's better to use english word "Level" in the german ...
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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 “Do you miss him”?

I would like to translate this simple sentence into German. Are the following translations correct? Fehlt er Dir? Vermisst er Dich? Vermisst Du ihn? Is there a different usage of fehlen or ...
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How do you say “I walked in the park” in German?

How do Germans say "I walked in the park/in the woods yesterday"? My dictionary translates to walk as (spazieren) gehen and laufen. I thought to walk, as in I walked in the woods, didn't indicate a ...
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How would you say “Sorry I am only beginning to learn German”?

What would be a good way to say "I'm sorry I am only beginning to learn German". I usually say: Entschuldigung, mein Deutsch ist schlecht. But that is not a very positive way to start a ...
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How to translate “The difference between the impossible and possible lies in a person's determination”

How would you translate this quote? The difference between the impossible and possible lies in a person's determination You can translate it to this: Der Unterschied zwischen dem ...
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I am having trouble understanding this sentence:

I cannot make sense of this in English: Der empirische, zweite Teil der Diplomarbeit stellt das Projekt "Bewegte Steiermark” vor und stellt das dazugehörige Evaluationskonzept sowie die ...
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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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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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“Ein Foto nehmen” und “Take a photo”: verständich, idomatisch?

I can take a photo for you. Eine vom Wörterbuch vorgeschlagene Übersetzung: Ich kann ein Foto für dich machen. Wäre die direkte Übersetzung Ich kann ein Foto für dich nehmen. völlig ...
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Übersetzung von “something for you to amuse yourself with”

Here is something for you to amuse yourself with while waiting. Wie kann man das ins Deutsche übersetzen? (a) Hier ist etwas, mit wem du dich während der Wartezeit amüsieren kannst. ...
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Übersetzung von “what is shown on…”

Es handelt sich um unpersönliche Sätze. Beispiel: What is shown on the screen/display/clock/usw? Was wäre die korrekte Übersetzung für den vorstehenden Satz? Meiner Meinung nach ist stehen die ...
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to subject to severe and persistent cross-examination or questioning

What's the idiomatic German for to subject to severe and persistent cross-examination or questioning? jemanden massiv ins Kreuzfeuer nehmen jemanden scharf verhören
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How to say “That sounds good to me” in German?

I was wondering about the options for saying That sounds good to me or just Sounds good in German. I initially thought something along the lines of "Das klingt mir gut" oder "Das hört ...
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What does “dass man sich ständig sieht” mean?

My german teacher was going over positive attributes to describe humantiy and gave the example: dass man sich ständig sieht but what does it actually mean? On the dictionaries, sich ständig ...
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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 ...