Verben - Questions on words that describe an action, an occurrence or state of being.

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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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“Ich brauche eine Frau zum Lieben” [duplicate]

I thought the verb brauchen is a zu-construction verb, but in this context why does it have to be "zum Lieben" not "zu lieben"? Any explanations why it's like that?
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Difference between “vermuten” and “erraten”

What is the difference between vermuten and erraten? They both mean somehow guessing. I came to think that erraten is actually closer to the meaning "guessing", while vermuten is in reality ...
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How to use verbs when demanding? [closed]

Sorry if this is a stupid question but what verb ending would you use when demanding something? Examples: "Get me a apple" or "Sing me a song".
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What is the difference between “in”, “aus” and “bei” with “arbeiten”?

What is the difference between arbeiten in, … aus and … bei? Even if it seems that the second one means ‘from’ and the first one ‘at’ (from wordreference.com), when I wrote: “Ich arbeite in der Uni.” ...
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Verwendung von “sich mit etwas erklären”

Aus Spiegel-Online: Wolfgang Schäuble erklärt sich Pegida mit der demografischen Entwicklung Deutschlands: Die Anti-Islam-Bewegung habe auch entstehen können, weil es immer mehr Ältere ohne ...
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How to convey some expressions using the verb “beschweren”? [closed]

To me this word is actually an important one, because we like or dislike things, then when we dislike generally we complain. So I would like to use the verb beschweren correctly. Which one of my ...
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Differences between “fortfahren”, “fortsetzen”, “weitermachen”, “weitergehen ”and “fortführen”

There may be other verbs that might also mean to continue. Whenever I practice my writing, I find these very confusing. What are the difference between these verbs? I initially thought that they are ...
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“zu” that doesn't cover both verbs in a sentence

In my German essay I intended to say that Sunday should be a day for relaxing and another verb in my language that is translated as "relaxing", too. I wrote: Ein Sonntag sollte einen Tag für ...
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Usage of “vermögen”

How do I use the verb vermögen? In my dictionary it functions like the modal verb können. Ich vermag es, mit meiner Freundin Jana nach Mallorca zu fliegen. Can I remove the es and still retain ...
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How the verb works in an imperative

I want to say: Yes, get water please in German, but I think my attempt is wrong. I'm speaking to one other person informally: Ja, bitte Wasser kriegt. Is this right? Do I conjugate like ...
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Translation of “What type of an animal are you interested in?”

How would one go about translating the sentence: "What type of animal are you interested in?" I read that "to be interested in" is "sich interessieren für". Would it be: "Was für ein Tier ...
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German sentence structure

is this correct ? In meiner Freizeit ich gern Bucher lesen or this? In meiner Freizeit lesen ich gern Bucher
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How to find dativ/akkusativ/reflexiv Verben? [duplicate]

I know that some verbs goes with Dativ, others with Akkusativ. Also there are reflexiv verbs. However, I'm not able to find a way/resource to find them. In other words, if I see a verb I can't figure ...
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An easy way to remember if a verb’s object requires accusative or dative case? [duplicate]

I am finding it difficult to find out which verb takes which case (accusative/dative). Please can somebody suggest a way to ease this?
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How should we include the purpose verb in a german sentence?

If, for instance, I want to say something like... ''I would like something to QUENCH my thirst with'', can I put it like this in German? Ich möchte etwas zum meinen Durst löchern. Further ...
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Modal verb sentence order

I am learning German and we got our first modal verb today, können. We have to put the sentence in order. The sentence pieces are: Die Schüler/gut/Deutsch/können/? Is the sentence suppose to be ...
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More info about the use of “bezüglich” [closed]

Can somebody try to explain in short, when it is appropriate to use bezüglich and when it is not?
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“dass er in Zeiten wie diesen nicht mehr studierte” – why “studierte”? [closed]

I can not understand a test question, can someone explain it to me. Frank sagt, dass er in Zeiten wie diesen nicht mehr ... (studieren), wenn er noch einmal jung wäre. studiere studierte ...
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Difference between “großziehen” and “aufwachsen”

What is the difference in usage or meaning between the two verbs großziehen and aufwachsen? To me they both are basically the same and I don´t have any idea about what the difference could be. Are ...
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Interesting ways to use verb frühstücken?

I just learned about this verb and that it means you are eating breakfast so that there is no need to use the word essen or a form of sein or haben. In English we would typically say I am eating ...
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„Ich hätte“ oder „ich hatte“ [closed]

I have translated both hatte and hätte and it says would have. Do these words have some differences? I have searched other questions and saw that the words really exist, initially my thought was that ...
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Richtig oder falsch: “Kann ich ihr fotografieren?”

"Kann ich ihr fotografieren?" (Can I take your (a girl) photo?) Ist die Frage ist richtig oder falsch?
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what is the difference in überlegen when it becomes transitive and intransitive?

I came to realise that the verb überlegen can both be transitive and intransitive, which means that when I say I consider it can either be Ich überlege or Ich überlege mir. What is the difference?
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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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How to say “I don't even want to bother with it”?

I don't even want to use any translators. So, I made up something like this: Ich sogar nicht will, um mit das die Mühe. Is it correct? I couldn't find anything useful enough about to bother on ...