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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 ...
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Basic Deconstruction of German [closed]

I'm reading a book called "The Four Hour Chef" at the moment, and if anyone here knows the book, or its author Tim Ferriss, you might know that he has a fascinating method for generating a basic ...
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Present progressive. Wie drückt man diese Verbform aus, bitte ohne “gerade”? [duplicate]

In manchen Büchern sowie in Antworten auf eine ähnliche Frage (R2D2, May 2) kann man lesen, dass man eine Art von "present progressive" mit "gerade" oder "soeben" ausdrücken kann. Zum Beispiel: ...
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Translation of “Your name means in Spanish «The new land»”

What should I use Dein Name heißt auf/im Spanisch(em) "das neue Land". or Dein Name bedeutet auf/im Spanisch(em) "das neue Land". Which one above is the most common form? First ...
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Which of these German sentences is grammatically correct?

Ich bin kein Mensch, der sofort mit jemanden aufhören kann zu lieben. or Ich bin kein Mensch, der sofort mit jemanden zu lieben aufhören kann. and my requested meaning in English is "I am ...
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Questions on a “Take-off” Poem

Some years ago, I wrote a poem entitled "Berlin ist die Hauptstadt Deutschlands," to the tune of "Kalkutta Liegt am Ganges" using a technique called "parallel construction." (That is, I was probably ...
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translation of a line from the german version of “We're Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line”

I was reading the wiki page about the WW2 song We're Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line and there is a line there: Bis zum Wäschetag, ja bis zum Wäschetag that was translated ...
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Translation of “Internet portal for fans of unstable/labile balance”

I have to translate the sentence "Internet portal for fans of unstable/labile balance". This is the name of a link that will lead to a web site intended for bicycle and cycling fans. Is the: ...
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Appropriate translation of the word “record.”

Could someone please clarify for me the variations in German of the English word record (as a verb and as a noun)? I'll limit my question to the following examples. Use a graphic organizer to ...
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How do you say “You are something”?

How do you say "You are something" in German? I'd like to say it in this context : Why can't you meet my Parents??!! You're something, you know that?! Here's my attempt. Can one say: Du bist ...
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Can “to be more exact” be translated as “um genauer zu sein”?

I would like to use it in this context: Ich lebe auf den Philippinen, um genauer zu sein, dem Visayas-Gebiet.
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Translation of “Let me think about it”

If my friend asks me to make a decision and I want to say "Let me think about it", should it be Lass mich darüber zu denken. ? I'm not sure if this is a complete sentence, and if we need a ...
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What does “endgeil” mean in German? [closed]

What does endgeil mean in German, is it comparable to awesome in English? Is there a direct translation of the word? This is "teen slang" and therefore hard to find in many dictionaries.
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“Sicht” or “Ansicht”? [closed]

"Ich denke dran aus meiner Sicht" or "Ich denke dran aus meiner Ansicht" which one is correct for "I think of that from my point of view" and are "Sicht" and "Ansicht" interchangeable?
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How to say “heard back from university”

Let's say, I applied to some universities, and haven't heard back from one of them. Should I say (for example, to a friend) Ich habe von einem Platz noch nicht zurückgehört. ? Is it right to ...
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Is there an alternative shorter translation for this string?

I had an application I wrote translated into german from english, and I got the following. Over these next few steps, [somename] will guide you through customizing your new copy of [somename2]. ...
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“Das ist gut zu wissen” or “Gut zu wissen”?

Gut zu wissen, dass meine Familie rüber nach Kalifornien kommt, um Weihnachtsfest mit mir zu begehen. Is gut zu wissen a correct translation for good to know? Or can one also say it this way? ...
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How do I say “First week of December” in German?

How do I say "First week of December" in German ? Im Dezember ersten Wochenendes ging ich einkaufen.
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“Made strong through the struggles”

My family is from Germany, I don't know how to speak the language, although my grandfather was fluent. His favorite phrase was "Made strong through the struggles" and I believe it went something like ...
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Which proposition relates me to a codebase I am working on?

Applying as a programmer in a German company, I would like to translate the sentence “I made my first steps in language X working on a 20 year old industrial codebase.“ I came up with “Ich habe meine ...
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Translation for “Doing x is good for you”

If I translated "It is good for you to learn German", I would probably say Es ist gut für dich, Deutsch zu lernen. But if let me translate "Learning German is good for you", I don't know the ...
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Looking for comprehensive English-German dictionar(y/ies) in a database format

I'm currently researching per-word language translation (as opposed to the per-sentence/in-context translation provided by eg Google Translate), and as a part of this I'm looking for a comprehensive ...
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How would you translate “but still” into German?

Es gab keinen Kaffee mehr, aber noch fragte er nach einer Tasse. There was no more coffee, but still he asked for another cup. Does aber noch fit the context?
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How do I say “What martial art did Bruce Lee use?” in German?

How do you say "What martial art did Bruce Lee use" in German? Welche Kampfkunst hat Bruce Lee gemacht? Bruce Lee ist der Begründer der Kampfkunst Jeet Kune Do.
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Searching for an Android flashcard application which is integrated with some good dictionary

I'm looking for application in which I could look up a meaning of the word, save it automatically as a flashcard and later practice it. Great example of this is vocabulary trainer on dict.cc, but this ...
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“Besondere Lernleistung” in English [closed]

Wie kann der Begriff "Besondere Lernleistung" am Besten übersetzt werden, z.B. zur Angabe als Projekt in einem Lebenslauf? Dabei handelt es sich um ein freiwilliges umfangreicheres Projekt, welches ...
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How can “Constitution Council” be translated?

Context: Do you wish the Constitution Council's proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution? Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_constitutional_referendum,_2012 I know ...
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Translation of a Nietzsche-related text; OK? [closed]

In an answer of mine on Philosophy, I (neither native-German nor native-English speaking) translated some German to English as follows. Nachdem man nun weiß, was die Zukunft von Ehe und Gattin ...
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What does “Schmuck” mean in German?

I was on this jewerly website Wempe and if you look they have a section titled Schmuck. This is commonly known to mean idiot here in the U.S. Everything I look up to see what it means says pretty ...
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Doubt about a sentence translation and word order

I wanted to say I read your profile and I see that you are in America. So in German, I wrongly translated as Ich lese dein Profil und ich kann du bist in Amerika sehen. Someone ...
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Translation of “The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory”

How would you translate The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory I would say Das amerikanische Erneuerbareenergielabor It is correct to write "Erneuerbareenergielabor" as one word? If ...
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Preisrichtertätigkeit [closed]

Living in Germany for quite a while now, working as an architekt, I stumbled over the word "Preisrichtertätigkeit". Anyone a clue what this expression means?
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How to say “May your new year be full of happiness”?

It's New Year Day, and you want to wish your friend May your new year be full of happiness and success. Do you say Möge dein neues Jahr voller Glück und Erfolg sein ? I'm not sure if ...
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How do I separate “vorziehen” from this sentence?

How can I say: ... but I would rather/would prefer to speak in German Is the following sentence correct? ... aber ich ziehe um Deutsch zu sprechen vor.
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Translation of “weiterwandern”

I found in some German newspaper word weitergewandert and I think it is present perfect of weiterwandern, but I cannot find a translation. What would be an appropriate translation?
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Purpose of “mich” in the following translation

If I wanted to say "I look bad like you" Ich mich schlecht aussehen, wie dich. I don't know if it's correct, but my doubt is what's the purpose of mich in this situation?
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How do you say “I am americanized” in German?

I am not sure if this sentence is right but here it goes: Ich bin amerikanisiert. Is grammatically correct? Would this be used in common speech?
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Which preposition do I use in translating: I wish I could go to Germany today

I will heute Deutschland (preposition?) gehen/fliegen.
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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 to say “Fear makes my heart beat faster”

How do you say: Fear makes my heart beat faster, my hands cold and head ache a little. Here are my attempts: Angst verursacht, dass das Herz mir schneller klopft, meine Hände kälter werden ...
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why is here “Namen” instead of “Name” [closed]

99 Prozent der Anwälte geben dem Rest einen schlechten Namen. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name. Edit: Shouldn't it be "einen schlechten Name", if this is accusative. Why is -n added?
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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 Ich wünsche dir all das Beste für das kommende Jahr. ? A close and natural translation would be Ich wünsche ...
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Translation for “There are 20 students in my class”

There are 20 students in my class. I've read the thread on difference between es gibt/es sind, and since this example is a specific situation, it seems the translation should be Es sind 20 ...
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Help with finishing translation

I recently wanted to see if the owner of a domain name was possibly interested in selling it to me. I don't speak German, so I had to use Google Translate to compose the email. She responded in ...
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How do you say this phrase in German? [closed]

The phrase: If the weather was better, I wouldn't have had to buy a rain jacket Thanks
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What's the correct American translation for the family name “Würker”?

I'm interested to know the correct American English form of Würker. Any general background information on this name's roots would also probably prove insightful as well. Thanks! :)
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Meaning of this sentence with “erledigen” [closed]

Could anyone enlighten me as to the meaning of this sentence? "Sie sollte sich von selbst erledigen". The previous sentence is "Niemand wollte der Sache auf den Grund gehen".
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What's a good translation for “Watch Me Research”?

I have a blog called Watch Me Research, where I publish my research on interesting things, and I've been translating my posts to German, publishing them under a subdomain. I'm still learning German (I ...