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Nuances of the seemingly Synonymous words “Flagge” and “Fahne”

With the World Cup in full swing, I've come across the words "Flagge" and "Fahne" quite a bit. These words are seemingly synonymous, but that might not be the case. Take a quick look at the ...
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3answers
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Unterschied zwischen “bequem”, “gemütlich” und “angenehm”

Ich weiß, dass die drei Adjektive als comfortable übersetzt werden können. Aber was ist denn der Unterschied? Sind sie austauschbar?
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What does “Petze” mean?

My daughter came back from Kindergarten and mentioned this word to me. She said it means dumme Gans and dictionary says differently. Can someone give a few simple examples where it is used?
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192 views

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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1answer
108 views

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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239 views

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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Weshalb spricht man vom “abgesicherten Modus” und nicht vom “sicheren Modus” in der EDV?

Seit ich vor Jahren zum ersten Mal auf den Begriff "starte den Computer im abgesicherten Modus" gestoßen bin, frage ich mich, welche besondere Bedeutung diesem Adjektiv zukommt, die dazu führte, ...
3
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1answer
334 views

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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“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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1answer
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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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807 views

What are the differences between “jein” and “naja”?

After reading this related post, I started wondering: what are the differences between jein and naja? I am especially interested in any context(s) where only one of them would be correct or ...
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Usage of “zwar”

Can anyone explain how the word zwar is generally used? I see it a lot and it doesn't seem like it usually translates very well into English, if at all. Here's an example sentence: Frage: Hat ...
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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 ...
6
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1answer
359 views

Wer kann “verklagen”

Mir hatte mal jemand erklärt, dass folgende Formulierung sprachlich/fachlich falsch sei: Mickey verklagt Dagobert zu drei Jahren Haft. Begründung war, dass nur der Richter verklagen könne. Es ...
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1answer
954 views

Wann heißt es “Nutznießer”, “Nießnutzer” und wann “Genuß”?

Im täglichen Sprachgebrauch kenne ich das Wort "Nutznießer", mit dem eine Person umschrieben wird, die einen Nutzen oder einen Vorteil aus einem Vorgang zieht. Ich fasse einen Entschluss: Im ...
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How do I use the word “da”

I have just learned German. I have heard a lot of people say the word "da" in conversation, but I don't know what it means. And dictionary doesn't help. Can somebody help me translate this word and ...
3
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2answers
278 views

What is the difference between “belehren” and “lehren”?

I realize many verbs add the "be" to the beginning, which fundamentally changes the meaning, e.g., kommen and bekommen, or stehen and bestehen. However, it seems as though the "be" in belehren doesn't ...
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3answers
110 views

Was versteht man unter einem “maßlosen Sinn”?

Ich habe bei dict.leo.org gerade (sinnfrei) nach den englichen Übersetzungen für Sinn gesucht und bin dabei auf etwas gestoßen, das ich erst nur komisch zu lesen fand. Und beim Sinnen über den Sinn ...
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202 views

Using Abflug vs Abfahrt

What's the exact difference and how should those words be used? P.S.: Is it when we talk about air travel and land travel?