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“Es gibt kein x, für das gilt: …”

Setzt man hier ein Komma? Es gibt kein x, für das gilt: … Oder muss es folgendermaßen geschrieben werden? Es gibt kein x für das gilt: …
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Habe ich or Ich habe gefrühstückt?

I would like to know which word order is correct: Um 10:00 Uhr habe ich gefrühstückt. or Um 10:00 Uhr ich habe gefrühstückt.
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Is there any difference in the usage of 'Samstag' and 'Sonnabend', besides a geographical one?

This is what dict.cc says about the usage of Samstag and Sonnabend: Samstag [bes. westd., südd.] [österr.] [schweiz.] Sonnabend [bes. nordd. und ostmitteld.]
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2answers
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ein dass-Satz als Subjektsatz des eines Satzes, der Subjektsatz des eines anderen Satzes ist

Ich frage mich, ob der folgende Satz richtig geschrieben ist oder nicht: Dass die Zukunft für einen, der ein Diplom in Physik hat, in Italien fraglich ist, ist schon eine Realität, ist ...
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Are “Ende” and “Schluss” synonyms?

is there any difference between "das Ende" and "der Schluss" in meaning? Can it be used interchangeably as synonyms?
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Was ist das „Das(s)“ für ein Ding: „Was du nicht willst, das(s) man dir tu“?

Bei der Lektüre eines Buchs überraschte mich, dass der bekannte ethische Grundsatz aus der Lutherbibel „Was du nicht willst, dass man dir tu’, das füg’ auch keinem anderen zu“ mit einem Dass mit ...
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The ending of adjective ganz

It seems that in the expression in ganz Europa one uses ganz without an ending. Why not in ganzem/ganzen Europa?
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German word for “Binge TV watching ending depression”

Germany has a wonderful ability to make compound words for things not found in other language. There is a modern experience I would like to know how to say with a German word. Binge TV Watching ...
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1answer
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How to say “one thing or another” in German

So, I was trying to find a way of saying something like "I can say one thing or another in German", mainly to try to run away from the classic "Ich kann sprechen ein bisschen deutsch". But I ...
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Alternatives to “es gibt” [on hold]

I have been using "es gibt" quite often in a sentence. There's this urge where I just wanna stop using it anymore and find other alternatives to it. Can someone recommends me and example of it or a ...
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1answer
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Understanding the record of Georg Friederich Händel's baptism

It seems I'm not any good at reading 17th-century German cursive writing. It appears that the column headings in this document are these: Väter Täuffling Paten Is "Paten" a plural, meaning both ...
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1answer
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How to render the following sentence with a proper emphatic construction into German?

Could this sentence ''I didn't buy this book, but borrowed it'' be rendered as follows: nicht kaufte ich das Buch; aber ich borgte es I am particularly unsure how to render not buy and borrow ...
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1answer
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Which is grammatically correct: „Der Saal war voll Menschen“ or „Der Saal war voll von Menschen“?

Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct: „Der Saal war voll Menschen“ or „Der Saal war voll von Menschen“?
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Groß- und Kleinschreibung bei substantivierten Verben

Ich schreibe regelmäßig Aufzählungen von Aktivitäten, und komme jedes Mal ins Grübeln, ob es hier nun "normale Verben" sind, die kleingeschrieben werden, oder substantivierte Verben - wenn auch ohne ...
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2answers
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Heißt es „in Anhang A“ oder „im Anhang A“?

Die Frage stellt sich mir beim Verweisen auf einen Anhang einer Arbeit. Ich hab da zwar etwas gefunden, doch so recht konnte mich das auch nicht überzeugen. Streng genommen scheint mir im Anhang A ...
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2answers
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“Cancellation fee” deriving from “Annullierung”

Is there a German word for cancellation fee in German that derives from Annullierung?
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1answer
49 views

“Stamm vom” oder “kommt aus”?

Ich lerne für eine Prüfung, und ich musste die folgende Lücken befühlen: ... Jedoch: Schon das Wort Student ist ein Partizip Präsens; es ____ Lateinischen "studens" - "ein sich Bemühender". Ich ...
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0answers
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How to say “I want to be able to speak German”?

First of all, I've just started learning German, so, every new sentence it's a real struggle to understand. But anyways... How can I say "I want to be able to speak German" ? I found something like ...
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3answers
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Was meint hier »ein toller Hecht«?

I'm reading the Harry Potter series in German to brush up on the language. I came across the following sentence: »Dieser Lockhart ist schon ein toller Hecht, nicht wahr?« So I guess it's ...
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Translation of “such that”: “so, dass”?

Consider the following english sentence: A function f: A → B is called surjective if for every b in B, there is some a in A such that f(a) = b. What is the German translation of this sentence? ...
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What is the stylistic device in “Pistolenstich und Messerschuss”

The song Karate by the German rap group K.I.Z. contains the line: Pistolenstich und Messerschuss In this line the second parts of the words are exchanged, since it usually would be ...
4
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3answers
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Heucheln so, als ob vs tun, als ob

Er heuchelt so, als ob er alles wüsste. Er tut so, als ob er alles wüsste. Kann man sie austauschbar verwenden? Wenn ja, werden sie einen großen Unterschied haben?
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Is there a non-loaned German word “penis”?

I’m looking for a word that comes from the old Germanic language. Not just the word Penis since that is derived from Latin.
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2answers
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How to build a German sentence with three verbs?

How would I build a German sentence with three verbs? For example I will begin speaking German today. with the verbs werden, beginnen, and sprechen. Is this translation sentence correct? ...
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1answer
68 views

How do you write “The cold and lonely nights”

I believe it is "die kalten und einsam Nächte" but honestly I'm not sure if the arrangement of the sentence is correct, and if the word "einsam" means lonely
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2answers
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Is “Weltschmerz” an untranslatable word?

Sometime I come across lists of untranslatable words like this one. It states that Weltschmerz is a word that cannot be translated to English, but searching for it in Duden it gives me a lot of ...
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4answers
84 views

Must one use accusative to express the date?

In my exercises I’m reading through it says: Wir haben den dritten Oktober — It is the third of October Is this the common way to express the date in German? would no one say: Es ist der ...
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2answers
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Difference between century names

Why does German prefer the ordinal century names (18tes Jahrhundert/18th century) and almost never uses cardinal numbers (1700er [Siebzehnhunderter]/1700s [seventeen hundreds])?
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2answers
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distinguishing between I want food, and I want to eat?

How can you differentiate between I want to eat: Ich will essen. And I want food: Ich will Essen. during conversation, in written form it is only the capitalisation of the noun the makes ...
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5answers
187 views

Do Germans understand the Dutch language?

I would like to ask if a native German speaker can understand a Dutch speaker with fluency or at least to have a normal conversation
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4answers
534 views

Why are accusative personal pronouns added into sentences that already have nominative personal pronouns?

I am having some trouble understanding why accusative personal pronouns are added into a sentence that already has a nominative personal pronoun, for example. Wie fühlst du dich? Könnt ihr ...
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7answers
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Gibt es eine Bedeutung des “Kraweel, Kraweel” Gedichts von Lothar Frohwein (Loriot)?

Das in der Lesung des Kulturvereins von Frau Lohse von Lothar Frohlein Frohwein persönlich verlesene Gedicht geht so: Melusine! Kraweel, Kraweel! Taubtrüber Ginst am Musenhain! Trübtauber ...
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2answers
83 views

E-Mail | Mit freundlichen Grüßen Alexander und Anja oder Anja und Alexander?

Wie der Title schon sagt, würde ich gern wissen, in welcher Reihenfolge ich die Namen schreiben soll. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Alexander und Anja oder Mit freundlichen Grüßen Anja und ...
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2answers
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What is the correct way to state “study abroad” in a sentence and in a CV?

I'm writing about study abroad for a homework assignment. I have done some looking around, and it seems that there are several ways to talk about study abroad. I read that Auslandssemester is for a ...
2
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1answer
86 views

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen diesen zwei Sätzen?

Ich kann den Unterschied zwischen diesen beiden Sätze nicht finden: 1) Das Buch wurde 1959 veröffentlicht. 2) Das Buch ist 1959 veröffentlicht worden.
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6answers
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Can I switch to the du-form myself when I am addressed as “du”?

I am an undergraduate and will be staying with a host family in Mannheim for to learn German. I have never met the host family before and I see them as senior to me, so I used the Sie-form when I ...
2
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4answers
181 views

How would “add folder” and “add file” would be translated in the shortest way into German?

I would like to make a localization of the interface into German and have faced a problem in how to translate add folder and add file. The only translations, which I have found, are Ordner hinzufügen ...
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3answers
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what is the meaning of “gier und gar” in poetry?

I am trying to understand the meaning of the idiom "gier und gar." I have serched per word and in the internet it is not clear.
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3answers
161 views

Ursprung des Ausspruchs “die Spendierhosen anhaben”?

Wenn jemand gerade sehr spendabel oder freigiebig ist, kann man im Deutschen sagen, er/sie hat gerade die Spendierhosen an. Ich möchte wissen, woher dieser Ausdruck ursprünglich kommt. Was hat ...
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1answer
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What is the meaning of “bissig und böss” [on hold]

In working on a translaion I would like to know if "bissig und böss" could be interpreted as "caustic and naughty" in relations to animals?
7
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1answer
75 views

Verb für mehrere Subjekte: Wann funktioniert diese Ellipse?

Ich bin auf folgenden Satz gestoßen, dessen Art ich nie (bewusst) gesehen hatte: Mir fiel ein, dass ich ihn später noch einmal bei einem jour fixe zu Hause getroffen, er mich flehend und ...
5
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1answer
80 views

German word for “queue ticket”

When you go to an office you get a ticket with a number. You have to wait until your number is on a display. I want to know the German word for this ticket.
5
votes
1answer
228 views

What is the difference between Sahne and Rahm?

I was taught that cream is "Sahne" (f) in Scandinavian school German lessons, however, when visiting Switzerland, it appeared to be called "Rahm" (m). I tried asking about this, and the person ...
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3answers
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Welches Verb passt zum Wort «Selfie»?

Ich nehme ein Selfie mit meiner Freundin auf. Ich mache ein Selfie. Kann man die beiden Verben in diesem Kontext verwenden?
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How to say these following sentences in German? [on hold]

How to use "will be".. ? and "should be.. In will be sentence , is it normal that wird or werde and werden at the end comes? Ich werde es getan werden. (I will be doing it)..Is it grammatically ...
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4answers
8k views

Why it is “Eines Tages” and not simply “ein Tag”?

In a story I read recently, there was a sentence: Eines Tages fand Peter eine Schatzkarte! And I wonder why it is eines Tages and not ein Tag, because ein Tag is what I would say normally. Is ...
10
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4answers
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How do you say that you're ‘high’ (from smoking marijuana) in German?

How do you say that you’re ‘high’ (from smoking marijuana) in German? Is the expression limited to marijuana or is it used in other instances as well? Also if there is a term for people who smoke a ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Der Unterschied zwischen «im Moment», «im Augenblick» und «vorerst»

Im Moment bin ich im Park und trainiere meine Arme mit meinem Freund Johan. Im Augenblick bin ich im Park und trainiere meine Arme mit meinem Freund Johan. Vorerst bin ich im Park und ...
2
votes
3answers
68 views

Question regarding the irregularity of “bekommen”

Why does the second and third person singular and second person plural of bekommen not follow the convention of adding an -e- before the personal endings in the Simple Present tense? Does it have to ...
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1answer
26 views

Alternative expression of equality other then “wie”

I would like know are there other words to express thing's equality rather than "wie". Following are translated like in examples but in some "wie" is missing, are there other comperative words like in ...

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