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Translation of “that sb is better than”

He looks down on people that he is better than. How do I say this sentence in German? By the way, should the word that be relative pronoun or subordinate conjunction?
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De Wette: Translation of »Sie bedurften des Wachens für sich selbst, des leiblichen und des geistlichen, des Gebetes.«

The quotation is from Wilhelm Martin Lebrecht De Wette's Kurze Erklärung der Evangeliums Matthäi, p. 224, commentary on Matthew 26:41. I think I have most of it figured out, except for the first ...
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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen „Ankleiden“ and „Bekleiden“?

I am having troubles figuring out nuances of the meaning of „Ankleiden“ and „Bekleiden“. Are these words exact synonyms? What are the appropriate situations to use each of them? I tried to go over ...
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Using of “with whom” in German

I'd like to know if the following sentence is correct in German: Er fand endlich eine Frau, mit der den Rest seines Lebens zu verbringen. (He finally found a woman with whom to spend the rest of ...
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Help with using “only” in the context of temperature

Could anyone please help me with saying: "It feels like...". This is in the context of "I think the temperature was only 5 degrees, but it felt like negative 30!" Could you also help me translate the ...
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Looking for help identifying/translating old book

I'm looking for help in identifying some general info about a book, such as year, title, author, origin, and any information about the contents. You can see the book scanned into PDF at one of the ...
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“Job enquiry” in German?

I am writing an e-mail (in German) enquiring about job vacancies in some company and I am having difficulty picking an appropriate subject (Betreff) for the e-mail. I would like to put something ...
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What is the German word for “mind”?

Is there a word in German to refer to the mind? Gehirn is brain, but that’s the meat inside the head, not the mind. In Spanish it is mente. Is there a German equivalent? I have consulted my ...
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What is the German word for paper abortion?

‚Paper abortion‘, auf dänisch ‚juridisk abort‘, ist eine stark umstrittene Thematik. Es gibt zwar einen englischen und einen dänischen Wikipediaartikel zum Thema, jedoch keinen deutschen Beitrag. Ich ...
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Translation English-German [closed]

I want to translate the following part: ...is a sea side snack restaurant and bar set in a casual atmosphere at the waterfront, where you can indulge yourself with the freshly prepared snacks. ...
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How to translate “spirit brands”?

How can we say in German "Coctails with local spirit brands"? I am facing difficulties to translate the part "spirit brands". Do you have an idea?
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Translation of “grammar Nazi”

The English term "grammar Nazi" is often used to describe a person who is overly pedantic about grammar. From what I have experienced in the English speaking world, it is generally considered ...
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How do I translate “God” and “god” to German?

Naively, both (monoteistic and pagan) would be "der Gott". In Russian language the God and a god are also often discrimitated by capitalisation. How does it go in German? Answers to the related ...
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How to say “please notice that…” [closed]

In a powerpoint presentation context, how can I say : "please notice that..."
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Welche Präposition für eine Frist?

Auf Englisch kann man sagen: You must complete the work by tomorrow. Wie würde man diesen Satz auf Deutsch sagen? Welche deutsche Präposition entspricht by in diesem Zusammenhang?
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Felsen vs Stein

Stein and Felsen both translate to stone in English, but are they interchangeable? When I google images for both, I get mostly small palm-sized stones for Stein and something that I would call boulder ...
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What is “er 'n”? [duplicate]

I came across this sentence in Der Spiegel: "Er lebt auf großem Fuß, der Boss vom Bosporus. Bei Pressefreiheit kriegt er 'n Hals, drum braucht er viele Schals", singt eine Männerstimme zur Melodie ...
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How do you say “I also have lots of news to tell you” in German [closed]

Could anyone tell me how you would say "I also have lots (of news) to tell you" in German, when speaking to friends who you haven't seen in quite a long time?
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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 “in terms of” auf Deutsch?

Ich bekomme es irgendwie nicht hin, den folgenden Satz schön ins Deutsche zu übersetzen: The function words is defined in terms of primitive combinators. Speziell geht es mir um den Teil in ...
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Question about medical device

What is the common name of the device shown below? I know that it's a device used in spine or back related problems. I need a name for main part (that thick stripe on the bottom) and that Y-shaped ...
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German idiom for “in so.'s infinite wisdom”

I want to translate (something like) the following: Chris, in his infinite wisdom, has... In English, in so.’s infinite wisdom is a sarcastic way of saying that you think what someone did was ...
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Wie sagt man “I saw him running” oder ähnliche Sätze?

Ich habe mich oft gefragt, wie man das englische Konstrukt "I saw him running" im Allgemeinen übersetzen soll, habe aber noch niemanden gefragt. Wenn ich das Antwort raten müsste, würde ich es ...
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Using 'zu' with verbs when saying 'how'

What I want to say in English: In Citizenship, you learn how the prisons work. Would the correct way to translate this be: In Gemeinschaftskunde lernt man, wie die Gefängnisse funktionieren. ...
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How do you say 'How to turn 20 Euros into 120 Euros'? [closed]

How do you say 'How to turn 20 Euros into 120 Euros'?
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Is the term 'Flaggen Kommunikation' correct? [closed]

I'm looking for a translation of the term 'Flag Communication' meaning the communication for which some flags are used. How should this look in German? 'Flaggen Kommunikation' or maybe ...
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German translation of “case sensitive”

As a translation of case sensitive dict.cc offered Groß- / Kleinschreibung-unterscheidend schreibungsabhängig, and Groß- / Kleinschreibung (beachten)! None of these are as elegant as the English ...
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Wie kann man ins Deutsche das russische Wort проститутка (Prostitutka) in der Bedeutung „verdorbener, verkaufbarer Mensch“ übersetzen?

Wie kann man ins Deutsche das russische Wort проститутка (prostitutka) mit der zweiten Bedeutung Растленный, продажный, человек Russisches Wörterbuch (rastlennij, prodazhnij tschelowek) ...
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Translating “A letter for the public to read” and German infinitive verb grammar

I'd like to translate the English phrase A letter for the public to read into German. To be clear, I mean the phrase to suggest a letter that the public can read, as if addressed to the public. ...
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How to say “to be stuck with a problem”?

I work at a German company and today I got stuck working on a problem and I am still not done with it. I want to express that to my boss, and I am looking for a word or phrase for being stuck with a ...
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eingreifen und einmischen: negativ, positiv oder beide?

In englischen Wörterbüchern sehe ich immer zwei Übersetzungen für das deutsche Wort eingreifen: intervene interfere Diese zwei englischen Wörter haben ähnliche Bedeutungen: sie bedeuten etwas ...
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Translation for a few sentences which sound strange to me [closed]

I need to translate a few more sentences into the complicated German language. And your feedback would be incredibly awesome! Do you currently have a UK address? / Haben Sie derzeit eine UK-Adresse? ...
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Did I translate these right? Not sure at all [closed]

I need to translate some questions for work and I could really use some feedback from someone who is more familiar with the language than I am. Here they go... Do you carry a US citizenship or a ...
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What’s a good translation for “Stand Up Guy”?

Looking less for a literal translation than something that carries the same meaning, i.e. a dependable, well-meaning person.
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zu or nothing in the example [closed]

I have a doubt with the use of 'zu' in the following context. I wanted to write that the office requires the documents to be notarized only by a Notary. I tried like this: Die Behörde, für die ...
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I want translation of introduction about my selves in German langu. [closed]

My name is xxxx. I am from xxx (city). i have completed my graduation in mechanical engineering from xxx university. i am 2014 batch passed out. present i am working in xxxx company as an engineer.my ...
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Was bedeutet diese Mineralbeschreibung?

Was sagt diese Beschreibung? Es ist eine Beschreibung eines Minerals, im Jahre 1856 geschrieben. Ich kann sagen, dass es sich um Chlorsilber handelt; aber ich habe Probleme beim Lesen, was da steht. ...
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Translate a sentence using “ein Stück”

The sentence is as follows: Es ist die unersättliche Neugier des Menschen, die mit dieser Mission ein Stück weit gestillt werden kann. The first part of the sentence I believe translates to: "It is ...
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What's the meaning of “Seids ihr noch am fressen?” [closed]

Could someone please give me the proper translation to this recent text I received?
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“Peer-Review”: Synonyme, Desubstantivierungen, Konjugationen und Deklinationen

Heißt es "die peer-reviewte Quelle"? Ich finde, es hört sich komisch an. Ich suche nach: Synonymen (wie z. B. Kreuzgutachten) Verben Konjugation der Verben Deklinationen der Substantive
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How to translate Fernweh to English? [closed]

Is there a good English translation for Fernweh? dict.leo.org suggests wanderlust and itchy feet, but they are both more about travelling around rather than going away.
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natürlich klingen [closed]

Ich möchte wissen, ob der folgende Satz natürlich klingt: Es ist richtig, wenn man wollen, zu ausdrücken, dass etwas eine Kennline des Stein haben. It is right, when one wants to express that ...
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How do German speakers translate sounds that animals make?

I have always been interested in the ways that animal sounds are "translated" in foreign languages. Presumably, the sounds are the same to our ears. In English: Dog: woof Cat: meow Cow: moo Duck: ...
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Why does “Wir schaffen das” translate to “We’ll make it”?

Shouldn’t it be "Wir schaffen es"? If I said “Wir schaffen es”, would that have the same meaning as “Wir schaffen das”? What is the meaning of the word das in “Wir shaffen das”? I thought das means ...
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“Electronic Engineering” in German?

How would you say Electronic Engineering in German? I've looked it up and it appears in some places just as "Elektronik", but it is like the "engineering" part there is missing. I'm just a beginner so ...
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Zwei Verben mit zwei direkten Objekten in einem Satz [closed]

Where do I put the accusative object for each verb in a sentence with two verbs? For example, is this sentence correct? you need him to buy him something du brauchst ihn etwas zu kaufen ihn or ...
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Is this usage of 'zu' correct?

Eine andere Sprache zu sprechen, ist eine beeindruckende Fähigkeit zu haben. I want to say: Speaking another language is an impressive skill to have. I’m not sure if speaking another ...
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Differentiating between feminine and plural

First of all, both she and they translate to sie. In most sentences we can tell them apart by looking at the verb. But I got really confused today while doing an assignment. I need to translate They ...