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Are Genug and Genügend Interchangable?

My dictionaries list both genug and genügend as "sufficient, enough, etc." Are there any differences between the two other than one functions as a participle of genügen? Additionally, are these two ...
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“Freundschaftlich” vs. “freundlich”

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen den zwei Wörtern? "Freundschaftlich" erscheint mir absurd.
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Translation Explanation: “Bist du das”

I was reading my German book, and I founded a little statement that I wasn't capable to understand. ... Plötzlich geht das Licht aus. Robert: "Wer ist da? Martha, bist du das?" Can someone ...
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What is the difference between “einräumen”, “aufräumen” and “verräumen”?

Während ich ins Schlafzimmer meiner Kinder ging, habe ich ihre Spielsachen verräumt. While I was going to the bedroom of my kids, I picked up their toys. Can I also use aufräumen or einräumen in ...
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“I want to” vs. “I like to” vs. “I have to”

How do you say the following in German? I want to eat an apple. I like to eat apples. I have to eat an apple. Can you apply the same context to all verbs?
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“projektiert” vs. “projeziert”

Ich kenne nur "projeziert", das Partizip "projektiert" ist mir neu. Gefunden in "Das projektierte Großsyrien umfasste folgende heutige Staatsgebiete: [...]." aus Wikipedia. Handelt es sich um eine ...
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What's the meaning of “be-” prefix?

Keep this example: http://www.wordreference.com/deen/beachten http://www.wordreference.com/deen/%C3%A4chten achten means respect beachten means obey What's the meaning of the prefix be? What is ...
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Was ist ein “Kurverein”?

Kann mir jemand erklären was ein Kurverein ist? Ich zitiere den Text, wo ich dieses Wort gefunden habe: Informationen über den Zustand der Winterspazierwege erhalten Sie bei den örtlichen ...
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Is there a difference between “bauen” and “erbauen”?

What is the difference between bauen and erbauen? I mean, semantically. Or can they be used interchangeably?
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Different meanings from different accentuation rules

On this site I recently read that it was possible, that the meaning of a word could change if you change the stressed syllable. The example was: [trotz-'dem] meaning altough (as obwohl colloquial ...
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What is the difference between “hinzufügen” and “fügen”?

I looked up the verbs fügen and hinzufügen and they both should mean to add something; according to Wikipedia the first has the following etymology: from "hin" there + "-zu" to + "fügen" add. What's ...
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“schmecken lassen”: Tuck in?

I am familiar with "Das schmeckt" to say you like the taste of something and I was working on a lesson in DuoLingo.com and used it in context a couple of times. I was looking up how to spell it, and ...
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What's the meaning of “würde”?

I know the meaning of the following sentence Ich würde gerne einen Termin machen. Trying to better understand the words like wollen, gern, möchten, würde etc., I realized that the meaning of ...
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Unterschiede zwischen Brauch, Sitte, Ritual, Ritus, Tradition

Wo genau bestehen Unterschiede und Überschneidungen bezüglich dieser 5 Begriffe: Brauch, Sitte, Ritual, Ritus, Tradition?
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I am having trouble understanding this sentence:

I cannot make sense of this in English: Der empirische, zweite Teil der Diplomarbeit stellt das Projekt "Bewegte Steiermark” vor und stellt das dazugehörige Evaluationskonzept sowie die ...
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Can Ihr be used as her?

I was going through a lesson on lingq about a girl named Elli. There's a sentence in it Ihr Vater heißt Thomas. I looked up the meaning of Ihr and it is said to be the plural of du which is ...
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So viele Bezeichnungen für Nackedeis? (nackt, nackig, nackelig, nackert, nackend, …) [closed]

Warum gibt es so viele Varianten von nackt? Bestehen bei nackig, nackelig, nackert und nackend Unterschiede in der Bedeutung, Herkunft oder Verwendung? In der Wikipedia heißt es, es seien tabuistisch ...
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Unterschied zwischen “Lebensinhalt” und “Lebenssinn”?

Gibt es einen Unterschied zwischen "Lebensinhalt" und "Lebenssinn"? In einem Artikel geht es um Sport für Leute mit Behinderungen. Da waren die beide Wörter als Synonyme benutzt. Meiner Meinung nach ...
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What does “was los sein” mean?

Im kleinen Fischerhafen ist immer was los. My guess is: There's always something going on in the small fishing harbour.
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Does my friend missunderstand me when I say to her “Ich hab dich lieb” [duplicate]

I already know that "Ich liebe dich" is said to someone whom we love and we look for a relationship with him, but I have a friend who is very close to me, I appreciate her, we help each other and ...
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Does “Mein Freund” always mean “my boyfriend”? [duplicate]

If I say Mein Freund hat mich überredet, ins Kino zu gehen. Does "Mein Freund" automatically mean "my boyfriend", or can it also just mean "my friend" depending on the context?
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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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Sind “Nutzerverhalten” und “Konsumentenverhalten” gleichbedeutend?

Sind die Begriffe 'Nutzerverhalten' und 'Konsumentenverhalten', speziell bezogen auf den Kontext des Web, gleichbedeutend? Der Begriff "Konsument" wird – soweit ich gelesen habe – mittlerweile ...
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What does “IDEL” mean in German? [closed]

What does the word that sounds like IDEL (EEDEL) can mean in German?
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“hinterlassen” and “verlassen”

Einen geliebten Mensch zu verlieren, hinterlässt tiefe Wunden. Why is hinterlassen used here instead of verlassen? Is hinterlassen more formal than verlassen?
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Usage of “beschließen” and “vorhaben”

What is the difference between vorhaben and beschließen? Im Dezember habe ich vor, nach Deutschland zu fliegen, um meine Freundin zu besuchen. Im Dezember beschließe ich, nach Deutschland ...
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What are the differences between “bekommen”, “erhalten”, “entgegennehmen”, “empfangen”, “besorgen” and “kriegen”? [closed]

Do they all mean to receive or to obtain? What are the differences in the use of these words?
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What is the meaning of the exclamation? [closed]

While playing a computer game, I noticed that German soldiers exclaim a phrase which I cannot correctly write but what I hear looks something like "Beawiren Angegassen! Zehst zeveloog!" I do not know ...
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What is the meaning of “Schlüchel”? [closed]

Can anybody please tell me what does mean "Schlüchel" (or, possibly, "Schlügel") ? I cannot find in the dictionaries.
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Can someone give the examples ( few sentences ) with words: da, deutete, dabei? [closed]

I read a book on german and meet these words very often, but the context still not clearly for me. So I want to see a few examples with these 3 words with translation. upd As I read a book further ...