Wortschatz - Questions on vocabulary of the German language.

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Wie nennt man eine Gruppe Vogel Straußen

Ich habe mich neulich gefragt, wie man eine Gruppe Vogel Strauße nennt. Ich habe mir gedacht, dass Schwarm, Rudel oder Herde möglich sind, bin mir aber nicht sicher und wollte daher gerne die Meinung ...
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What is the difference between “Der Sessel” and “Der Stuhl”

Simple question. Does anyone know a clear difference between the two words? Looking it up in a dictionary is not easy since both words translate to chair in English. The matter is further complicated ...
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Wie sagt man “this feature is not supported” auf Deutsch?

Ich bin nicht sicher ob immer supported = unterstützt Mein Vorschlag wäre EDITED: "Dieses Feature oder diese Funktion wird nicht unterstützt" aber ich glaube das ist näher zu "This ...
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Is there a two-step German vocabulary test that estimates how much words you know?

In English Is there an online resource where you mark checkboxes with words that you definitely know (at least one meaning) and it estimates how much words do you know? English - ...
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Is there such a word as “Suppenkummer”?

I am actually a native speaker. My entire life I assumed that the word Suppenkummer did exist. Recently I spoke about it with a friend and she never heard of it. I did a research (Google, Duden) and ...
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What is the condition of a product if it hasn’t been unboxed?

In my mother language, if a product is unused when we buy it, we use the term “0” (zero). What would the corresponding German term be for a product in its original state? Is “0” (null) a valid term?
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Abgrenzung von Paradoxon und Oxymoron

Zum Beispiel, ist der Begriff "rundes Quadrat" ein Oxymoron oder ein Paradoxon? Soweit ich die jeweiligen Definitionen verstehe, erfüllt es beide. Das ist aber nur ein Beispiel, mir geht es um die ...
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Is there any Android App / Software (windows) / Book which has German nouns with Articles, Plural forms and English meaning? [duplicate]

I am learning German. I already learned 1000 German nouns with Articles but not with plural forms. It takes a long time to search each words in the dictionary and it's kinda boring too. what is the ...
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L(i)ebe Meaning

I am assuming l(i)ebe means both love and live. I want to make sure so that I don't misuse it. I can find book titles that support my assumption, but don't want to be wrong.
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“Frei” vs “gratis” vs “umsonst” vs “kostenlos” [closed]

I think kostenlos and frei have the same meaning, but I really wonder if there is a very thin difference among these adjectives.
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“ander-” vs “unterschiedlich” vs “verschieden”

What exactly is the difference between these three? They all seem to mean 'different' although in different ways, and I can't quite work out what the difference is. My understanding at the moment is ...
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“Der kleine Prinz” and short children novels vocabulary list

Any ideas on where I can obtain vocabulary lists for famous children novels? I find it easier to memorize the list of words and then practice it by reading the novel it refers to. Instead of ...
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I wish to say “you can do it” but how I wish to is clearly wrong [closed]

Ich wünsche schreiben "Du schaffst es schön" Vorher mein Autokorrektur macht "Schafts" genau sowie, mit "s" als Groß. Wir alle wissen, keinen Verben sind sowie, deswegen habe ich gefragt. Aber ...
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Ln as a valid word?

I have started playing the German language version of Words With Friends. I play with one friend who used to be my German teacher in high school. But I also play with a computer opponent, and was ...
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Difference between “höhnen” and “verhöhnen” as well as “spotten” and “verspotten”

What is exactly the difference between höhnen and verhöhnen, and also between spotten and verspotten? The differentiation in dictionaries is not clear, but I assume they are not the same thing in ...
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Wo/Wie kann ich meinen Wortschatz erweitern?

Ich lerne gerade die Lektionen für die B2-Prüfung. Trotzdem fühle ich, dass ich noch mehr Vokabeln lernen muss. Ich suche jetzt Ressourcen dafür, deutsche Wörter zu lernen.
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(Wenn möglich) kostenlose Liste von deutschen Wörtern [duplicate]

Ich brauche eine Liste von deutschen Wörtern für ein privates Projekt. Sie muss nicht sher ausführlich sein, 1000–3000 Wörter würden reichen. Im Internet habe ich keine gefunden. Wenn möglich sollten ...
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Orthodox und Ultraorthodox

Wieso gibt es auch das Wort "Ultraorthodox". Orthodox ist man doch, wenn man etwas weiter rechts von "streng gläubig" steht. Wieso muss man dann auch noch ein Ultra davorstellen? Wird man bald auch ...
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Audiovisual Vocabulary

I was wondering if anyone had a link to a bunch of German vocabulary, both audio, and visual. I am an intermediate to upper-intermediate learner who is looking to expand vocabulary.
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Ist Praxist ein deutsches Wort?

Ich war vorgestern bei meiner Hausärztin. Sie hat jetzt neue Sprechstundenhilfen. Diese haben an der Wartezimmertür ein Schild angebracht: Bitte diese Tür schließen. Ihre Praxisten Ich habe das ...
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Difference between “sprechen”, “sagen”, “reden”

I would like to know what the difference between "sprechen", "sagen", "reden"? My guess would be, to say, to tell, to talk. I might be wrong, but please clarify!
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Difference between “Boden” and “Erde”

What's the difference between Boden and Erde? As far as I know, they both mean soil and/or dirt. I would really appreciate it if someone could be very specific in the differences.
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What does Spitze mean specifically in this context?

I was reading a famous news site online and came across this Neue schwere Vorwürfe gegen FIFA-Spitze Spitze has many translations. Based on context I assume it to be "top" which makes me ...
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How to use mitfeiern?

I came across this phrase Schade, dass wir nicht mitfeiern können which means Shame we can’t be there to celebrate with you but I couldn’t find more examples of these word. I think it ...
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DW.de-Tweets über „aus Prinzip“ und „im Prinzip“

Ich versuche meine Frage auf Deutsch zu stellen, weil ich Deutsch lerne. Bitte korrigieren Sie mich, wenn es Fehler gibt. Ich habe zwei Tweets auf DW.de über aus Prinzip und im Prinzip gesehen. Aber ...
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Difference between “vorher” and “vorhin”

Can vorher be replaced with vorhin? Wir machen nicht, wie vorhin angesagt... Can we replace here vorher? What is the difference between the two words?
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Was ist die Bedeutung für dickfällig?

Ich finde es hier aber ich kann nicht die Bedeutung im Worterbuch finden. Abkupfern werde dickfällig hingenommen
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How many German words do I need to know to perform like a native German office worker?

I live in Germany, and I have learnt German up to a B2 level course. My German is good enough to survive but not enough to get in a university to study subjects using German language, for getting a ...
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In welchem Kontext benutzt man “zu Buche schlagen”?

In welchem Kontext benutzt man "zu Buche schlagen"? Kann zum Beispiel sagen: "Meine Kenntisse schlagen zu Buche."?
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Was bedeutet “Smeck” in einem Gedicht von Till Lindemann?

Das Gedicht Bleib von Till Lindemann lautet: Still liegt in meinem Arm was ich nicht lassen kann ein Hort für Smeck und Nissen mein gutes altes Kissen Weiß jemand was Smeck ist? Ist das ...
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How to remember words which are extremely similar but have totally different meaning?

I would like to know if someone has any suggestion regarding how to remember words which are extremely similar but have totally different meanings. Any advice? Tricks? I am thinking of words like: ...
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German “für die klugen Leute” specific translation?

I was just wondering about a specific translation: German for clever people Would that be translated thus? Deutsch für die klugen Leute And specifically about word order for adjectives and ...
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Volant, Steuer, Lenkrad

Diese drei Wörter sind alle Synonyme, aber welches wird am meisten benutzt? Ich glaube, dass Volant auf Deutsch ziemlich ungewohnt ist, aber ich habe keine Ahnung von den anderen zwei. Gibt es ...
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Was bedeutet “Hauses” in diesem Kontext

alle Führungskräfte des Hauses mit dem fortgeschrittensten Managementwissen vertraut zu machen, das es zur Zeit gab.
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“wollen” mit der Bedeutung von “werden”?

Ich war mir sicher, dass es – dem Englischen ähnlich – eine (heutzutage vielleicht veraltete) Bedeutung des Verbs "wollen", die sich zuweilen mit der Bedeutung von "werden" deckt, gibt. Weder der ...
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Was ist Bewerberbogen auf Englisch? [closed]

I habe eine E-mail bekommen und es gibt das wort "Bewerberbogen". Was ist das auf English? Vielen Dank, Víctor
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Unterschied zwischen pflegen und betreuen

Welchen Unterschied gibt es zwischen den Verben pflegen und betreuen? Ich habe zwei Fehler in meinem Test: Die Blumen meiner Mutter wachsen so gut, weil sie sie intensiv betreut. Carola ist ...
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Anything like the NYT crossword in German?

English is not my first language. In college (in the US), a roommate got me hooked on the New York Times crossword puzzle, and I picked up a lot of English vocabulary (along with a ton of trivia) ...
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Difference between “Behälter” and “Gefäß”

Both Behälter and Gefäß mean "container", but is there a difference in usage or are they equivalent?
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German weasel words

I have been using lists of English weasel words for quite some time now to check my language for clarity. Weasel words are words or phrases which make statements sound more meaningful or strong than ...
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Difference between “häufig”, “gewöhnlich” and “üblich”

Looking them up in dictionaries gave me this: häufig – frequent, common gewöhnlich – ordinary, common, habitual, normal, usual üblich – common, usual, ordinary, normal. I looked online for ...
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Any German dict like Webster?

I'm a beginner of German and I wonder whether there is any dictionary as important as the Webster in English, which I found is extremely useful when I was preparing my GRE test.
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What does “werden X nach Y unterschieden” mean?

The full sentence is: In vielen Sprachen werden die Nomen nach dem Genus unterschieden. I've checked the meaning of every single word, but I'm still not sure what the sentence means. Especially, ...
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How to use the verb “pflegen” with the meaning of - being used to do something?

How to use the verb "pflegen" with the meaning of - be used to doing something? Example - How to say My grandmother is used to taking a nap every afternoon.
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How do you say “I was awoken by the crying of the baby” in German?

At 3 o’clock in the morning I was awoken by the crying of the baby. I had to pick her up and give her to her mom. Um 3 Uhr morgens wurde ich vom Schreien des Babys geweckt. Ich musste sie vom Bett ...
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How do you say “growth development” in German?

Playing is very important to children because it helps with their growth development. Das Spielen ist den Kindern sehr wichtig, weil es ihrer Wachsenenwicklung hilft. Is Wachsenentwicklung the ...
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Finding out how many German words I do know

I know a website offering a test for knowing how many words you know in English. http://testyourvocab.com/ I would like to find something similar for the German language. I've made some searches ...
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Any German books with included vocabulary?

I am trying to learn German, but I find memorizing vocabulary lists very boring, and would prefer to read a book and just look up the words I don't get. The problem is, I find it really frustrating to ...
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Difference between riechen an und riechen nach

Wann kann man "riechen an" oder "riechen nach" benutzen ?
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Was bedeutet “wohl”?

Ich würde gerne die Bedeutung verstehen: Dann hast du wohl keine Zeit. Was bedeutet hier wohl?