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Breaking down “also fangen wir an”

The meaning of also fangen wir an, according to Google Translate is: let's get started. While the individual translation of the words are: so, catch we, to. How did these combine to make that? "So ...
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Was wäre eine gute Übersetzung von engl. “attention whore” ins Deutsche?

Ist da Rampensau angemessen oder unpassend? In English: What's a fitting translation for "attention whore" (into German) Would Rampensau be fitting or inappropriate?
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On the usage of nach / hinter / zu

In Der Pfennig by Hans Eckart, there is also the following sentence: Eines Tages war der Vater nach der Arbeit sehr müde. Except for nach der Arbeit, all is clear to me: One day, father was very ...
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How do you say “kind” in German?

My German is on the basic level. When I try to look it up in google translate, it suggests the following: freundlich (which is actually friendly, not kind) nett (which is closer to nice I would say) ...
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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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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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Translation of “Let me ask him”

A: Will your friend come to the party tomorrow? B: Let me ask him. I'm having trouble translating "let" here. Should I use "lassen" as follows? A: Wird dein Freund morgen zur Party ...
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Translation of “I would be interested to know how it goes.”

How can I say I would be interested to know how it goes. Would it be Ich würde interessiert sein zu wissen, wie es läuft. ?
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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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What does sowieso mean? [closed]

I was watching a German show, and they kept using the word sowieso? Can someone explain to me what it means?
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When to use “werden” plus past participle?

I often see in "formal" settings statements like: Die Karten werden gedruckt. However, I rarely see such use of werden plus a past participle in emails and other correspondence—even in more ...
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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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Wie sagt man “Ending” auf Deutsch?

Wie sagt man "Ending" in diesem Zusammenhang? Ich schreibe schon seit einer Woche einen Roman, und ich denke über einen Ausgang dafür nach. Ich kann nicht "Happy end" schreiben, da nicht alle ...
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How do I say “The night is young” in German?

How do I say "The night is young" in German? Here's my attempt: Die Nacht ist jung.
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“Join” in German

I'm searching on Internet the similar word of "join" in a sense to join a group, for example if I see some people talking together how is the better way I can say "Can I join the conversation" ...
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Wie sagt man in Deutsch “axioms of class existence”?

Ich brauche eine Hilfe, ich möchte wissen, wie man auf Deutsch "axioms of class existence" sagt. Der Kontext ist das
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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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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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Three Verbs in a clause with “zu”

I'm trying to express this idea in German: I would like to try to write it. Since würde doesn't typically require zu in the infinitive, I'm confused about whether I need to have zu in this ...
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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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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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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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Übersetzung von “left to wonder what could have been”

He was left to wonder what could have been. Die Phrase "was left to wonder what could have been" ist sehr idiomatisch in der englischen Sprache. Wie kann man das ins Deutsche übersetzen? Wäre es ...
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Übersetzung von “stand out from the rest of the class”

With his grades, Sascha stands out from the rest of the class. Die empfohlenen Übersetzungen von stand out sind hervorstechen und auffallen. (a) Mit seinen Noten sticht Sascha vom Rest der ...
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Übersetzung von “to waitlist”

Felix was waitlisted by Yale. Hier ist waitlist als Verb verwendet. Gibt es auch ein Äquivalent auf Deutsch? Oder muss man einfach nur umschreiben, wie Felix war auf die Warteliste von Yale ...
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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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Translation of “neither team played well”

Neither Team A or Team B played well. could be translated as Weder Team A noch Team B hat gut gespielt. (is it "hat" and not "haben", similar to in English?) What about Neither team ...
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Wie sagt man “Hug bug” auf Deutsch?

Jana mag die ganze Zeit ihren Freund Klaus umarmen. Im Englischen würde man sagen, dass Jana den Hug Bug hat. Da Hug Bug aber sehr umgangssprachlich ist, gibt es dafür keine direkte Übersetzung. ...
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What is a semantically good translation for: continue reading or read more on blog (home) pages?

I am trying to build a blog home page with the usual list of article excerpts, where the excerpt contains a read more link to the complete article. In english a read more link might look like: ...
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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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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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How can “Dense plasma focus” be translated?

Does anybody know how to translate "dense plasma focus"? I would like to start the German Wikipedia article, but I don't know how this is called in German. A dense plasma focus (DPF) is a machine ...
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How can 'loss function' be translated?

In mathematical optimization, statistics, decision theory and machine learning, a loss function or cost function is a function that maps an event or values of one or more variables onto a real ...
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“aus”, “outside” or “from”?

In this sentence: Nehmen Sie den Wein aus Deutschland. what would "aus" mean? "outside" or "from" ? And is this a question? I see the verb and pronoun are switched. In other words, should I ...
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Translation of “sharing key”

I am a native speaker, but I have no idea how to translate "sharing key" into German. I don't know if there are multiple meanings of "sharing key", but just in case, I am talking about a string that ...
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An idiom likely having a more figurative translation

There is a very nice German song whose name is, Ich lass mich auf den Sommer ein. I have found the following idiom with einlassen: sich auf etw (accusative) einlassen, which is rendered as to get ...
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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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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, ...
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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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Wie übersetzt man “the [noun] of not [verb]-ing”?

Examples: the advantage of not requiring the installation of a video distributor the cost of not having a constitution the risk of not undergoing formal vocational training the importance of ...
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How would you say “as what is Britain perceived”?

I'd like to know which verb to use for "perceive" in this context. Dictionary gives me "empfinden" and "wahrnehmen". Also, how to say "as what". I know "was" is but not sure whether "als was" is ...
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Translation of “Let me tell you”

I'm thinking of a translation of Let me tell you. One thing that comes to mind is (a) Lassen Sie mich Ihnen sagen. but it doesn't sound quite correct. Another possibility is (b) ...
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“Ich bin fertig mit der Arbeit” or “Ich habe fertig die Arbeit”?

Ich bin fertig mit der Arbeit. or Ich habe fertig die Arbeit. if there is more explication for "fertig"
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Why “Wo” and not “Was”?

In the following sentence why using Was instead of Wo is not possible? Wo arbeitet Hans? according to my book the only possible W-question is Wo
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Translation (en–de): Stack Overflow

I would like to translate the Term Stack Overflow. Google gives me the following translation proposals for the term stack: Stapel - stack, pile, batch, staple, stocks Paket - package, ...
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Wie heißt in einer Zahnarztpraxis der Angestellte, der Kundentermine und Bezahlungen behandelt?

Es gibt den Arzt, die Krankenschwester/Behandlungsassistenten, aber oft auch eine "Sekretärin" die am Telefon antwortet, usw. Wie aber heißt die Funktion im Titel der Frage genannte ...
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What is the intention of the “Leere Flasche nicht verschliessen!” instruction? [closed]

I have some bottles of Hirschbraeu beer in 500ml brown bottles with swing tops like this. On the back label, along with information about the brewery and the beer, is the instruction "Leere Flasche ...
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Translation of “der Richtschein”

I'm doing an internship in Germany in a steel-selling firm, and I'm struggling to translate the word Richtschein for my report. In the process of selling, that's what comes between the order (Auftrag) ...