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Meaning of “Ich werde essen Obst und Gemüse, um mehr zu gesund sein.” [closed]

Ich werde essen Obst und Gemüse, um mehr zu gesund sein. I want to know whether this means I will eat fruits and vegetables, in order to be more healthy.
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Difference between “etw. gewohnt sein” and “an etw. gewöhnt sein”

Both appear as translations to to be used to something in Leo. Specifically, the difference between gewohnt and gewöhnt seems to escape me. Whereas Duden defines the former as durch Gewohnheit ...
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Warum wird eine “Karotte” regional als “Gelbe Rübe” bezeichnet?

Gestern wurde hier nach dem Unterschied zwischen einer Karotte und einer Möhre gefragt. Beim Lesen der Antworten fiel mir auf, dass dort die Bezeichnung "Gelbe Rübe" erwähnt wurde, welche ich bis dato ...
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Zutritt verboten

When I was in Germany, I saw many signs saying Zutritt verboten. I understand what it means, but why do they write it this way instead of Dir ist nicht erlaubt eintreten! or something ...
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How difficult is Mozart’s German for language learners?

I grew up with a love of opera, which brought me to Italian and German. As I am particularly fascinated with the Magic Flute, I am considering to take a course in German, so I can understand what is ...
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Wortstellung mit Partikelverben [duplicate]

Warum stellt man das Präfix ein nicht ans Ende? Sie tritt ein für die aus wirtschaftlichen Ursachen zwingend gewordene Schaffung der europäischen Wirtschaftseinheit, für die Bildung der ...
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What is the difference in usage between “Möhre” and “Karotte”?

I've been doing a bit of German practice and encountered the words Möhre and Karotte. Supposedly, they both mean carrot, but I can’t see where these would differ in usage. Any ideas?
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What's the right way to reply to “Wie geht's”? [closed]

When using the question "Wie geht's?", what is the difference between the following two replies? Gut und ihr? Gut und ihnen?
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Why is “Close the door.” translated to “Tür zu.”?

How does the meaning of "Close the door." come from "Tür zu."? I get that Tür means door. But how does zu mean close? I thought zu means to or too, and I can't fathom what I'm not understanding.
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Could you translate these sentences pls [closed]

heyy na net gian telmor mrg<β? sog wenn donn mochmor fix aus jo gea iaz schlofen sogmer um 3? will mrg fria aufstian wie des weil i gsog hon tat so gern do sein ober isch mor zu tuier auf wos ...
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Wenfall mit “gehören”

Wenn Frauen wirklich in die Küche gehören, dann gehören Männer in den Keller. SOURCE Is it standard to use the accusative case with this verb when it is used in this way?
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Do I need to use inversion after an opinion phrase?

I have the phrase Ich wollte nie Drogen nehmen. I want to put "Ich bin sicher" in front. Should the final sentence be: Ich bin sicher, ich wollte nie Drogen nehmen. or Ich bin sicher, ...
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Translation of “man gönnt sich ja sonst nichts”

I got a bottle of Black-Wood whisky for Christmas and this phrase is on the pamphlet included. From my searching online, it might mean something like my only vice or it’s my one and only treat but I ...
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What means “hat sich gut geschlagen”?

I have a friend who was afraid of ice skating and apparently she did pretty well in the end. So her partner said: "Sie hat sich sehr gut geschlagen" I was wondering if she had started to punch ...
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Leave out article

Wo ist Niko? – Niko ist in Brunos Obst- und Gemüseladen. Can anyone please tell me why the article was left out in this sentence? And can you please tell me the cases in which we usually omit the ...
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Why is “umwehten” used instead of “umwehte” in this Kafka text?

Below is a quote from Kafkas Die Verwandlung (boldface mine). Er fühlte ein leichtes Jucken oben auf dem Bauch; schob sich auf dem Rücken langsam näher zum Bettpfosten, um den Kopf besser heben zu ...
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Questions on “da Alles zu einem Zweck geschaffen worden”

I am trying to understand the highlighted phrase from this 1844 translation of Candide by Voltaire. »Es ist erwiesen,« sagte er, »dass die Dinge nicht anders sein können: denn da Alles zu einem ...
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Usage differences of “obwohl” and “trotzdem”

I’m confused with obwohl and trotzdem usage practice. I do know their meaning (although and despite of, respectively) but what I don’t understand is when exactly I should use obwohl, when trotzdem and ...
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Namen gleichzeitig als Akkusativ und Dativ benutzen

In meinem Brief habe ich Mike gelobt und gedankt. Ist dieser Satz grammatikalisch richtig? Kann man den Namen "Mike" gleichzeitig als Akkusativ und Dativ benutzen? Wenn man den Namen durch ein ...
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English subtitle of Extra Deutsch [closed]

I am looking for English subtitles of Extra Deutsch. I have the German subtitles but I don't have the English subtitles. If anyone has an idea how to get them please share.
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1answer
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Adding an explanation before Genitivattribut

I would like to know, that if one could add an explanation just before an Genitivattribut, if yes, how could it be achieved? Does my following attempt cause any misunderstandings? Was ist die oben ...
3
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1answer
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Unterschied zwischen „um zu“ und „zum“?

Ich trinke Alkohol, um zu feiern. Man kann auch sagen: Ich trinke Alkohol zum Feiern. Kein Komma, ja? Gibt es Situationen, in denen man zum statt um zu nicht benutzen kann?
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What's the difference between “ausführen” and “durchführen”?

I don't understand the difference between durchführen and ausführen. I understand that both mean to conduct, to execute, to perform. At my workplace I often hear "Ich habe dieses Skript ausgeführt", ...
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Wie kann ich einen Satz mit einer Verneinung formulieren?

Isn't this dictionary better than the other one? Ist diese Übersetzung richtig? Ist es nicht dieses Wörterbuch besser als das andere? Aber warum es, wenn wir in zwei Wörtern sagen, worum es ...
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How do I refer to something in a question? [closed]

I'm discussing a picture of a shop in the comments section, and I want to ask a question: Where can I find this shop? Should I translate it like this: Wo kann ich das Geschäft finden?
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1answer
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What is the word order for a sentence with with Modal Verbs in Futur II (Future Perfect)? [closed]

I am trying to summarise word order in sentences of different tenses and moods using the following table: +-----------------+-----------+--------+--------------+---------------+-----------+ | ...
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What is the reason why the translation of “Speed” is “Geschwindigkeit”?

I am not a native speaker of German and I’ve been learning the language for some months. Recently, I read some texts about cars and I noticed the word Geschwindigkeit, which means speed in English. ...
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1answer
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Why would the pronouns in this sentence have different suffixes?

Duolingo asked me to translate the following: "is that your thigh or mine?" I came back with "Ist das dein Oberschenkel oder mein?" It corrected me with "Ist das dein Oberschenkel oder meiner?" ...
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Translation of “Being a person is getting too complicated. Time to be a unicorn.” [closed]

My idea of translation: Ein Mensch zu sein wird zunehmend zu kompliziert. Es ist an der Zeit, ein Einhorn zu sein. What is a better translation that has more style and sounds more German?
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How to explain the difference between Konjunktiv I and II in English? [closed]

Reading on mood, I saw that both the subjunctive (Konjunktiv I) Johannes äße, wenn er Hunger hätte. and the conditional (Konjunktiv II) Johannes äße, wenn er hungrig wäre. are translated ...
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Question regarding “vor”

I recently came across this sentence Die Delfine haben ihn umzingelt, aber nicht vor, ihn zu fressen. (The ihn here refers to a small fish.) How does the meaning of that sentence differ from ...
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Ist es unfreundlich “Du bist schlecht für Herz.” zu sagen?

Ich bin neu in Deutschland und ich habe eine Freundin. Sie hat sich schlecht gefühlt, als ich "Du bist so süß, schlecht für Herz :)" geschrieben habe, und wir haben uns entschieden eine Umfrage zu ...
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1answer
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Dictionary for colloquial forms like ick

I see strange spelling and words in movie subtitles and books quite often. There are spellings like "ick" instead of "ich" and phrases like "Wat ist n det für n Blödsinn?". I need some online ...
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How to specify the size of a Rubik’s cube?

How can I say that I’ve solved an N×N×N Rubik’s cube in German? In English, you’d say e.g. four by four by four. What’s the equivalent preposition in German? Ich habe einen 2×2×2-Zauberwürfel ...
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“To tell” in German

I’ve come across the following verbs: erzählen, verraten, and sagen, which all mean ‘to tell’. What’s the difference between them?
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861 views

Does German have a word for “thing” [duplicate]

In English you can use the word thing if you don't know the word you're looking for, or if you want to be inexact. For example, if I forgot the word for key in German (Schlüssel), I might want to say ...
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1answer
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Usage of “an/nach/anhand etwas erkennen”

Ich kann meine Freunde nach ihren Stimmen erkennen. Ich kann meine Freunde anhand der Stimmen erkennen. Ich kann meine Freunde an den Stimmen erkennen. Haben die Präpositionen dieselbe ...
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Common Self-Introduction in German

Darf ich mich vorstellen? It is written in many textbooks as a first phrase to learn. However, since I came to Germany a while ago. I have never heard anyone uses such a phrase on a daily basis. ...
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1answer
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Context-specific translation of German word “an” [closed]

Margaretha war an diesem Abend sehr stolz I see two possibilities for translation of the above sentence. On this evening, Margaretha was very proud. Margaretha was very proud of this evening. ...
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1answer
71 views

Can one access online the subtitles for the UT-tagged videos in Bayerisches Fernsehen’s Mediathek? [closed]

I have found that watching German media videos with subtitles has helped my aural comprehension (I am not a native speaker of German). Therefore, I am particularly interested in locating subtitled ...
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4answers
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How to translate “West North Central States” (U.S.) to German?

I want to translate West North Central States (of the United States) into German. A sample context is this Wikipedia article. My guess is "Westnordmittestaaten" or "Westnordcenterstaaten", but I'm ...
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1answer
183 views

Alle Tassen im Schrank haben

Wo kommt der Ausdruck „nicht mehr alle Tassen im Schrank haben“ her? Bedeutet ja meines Wissens das jemand nicht mehr ganz dicht ist. Wenn man nicht alle Tassen im Schrank hat, sind einige Tassen zB. ...
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1answer
90 views

How to imply a specific group in multiple groups

I would like to text a question but every group has three items,so how could I indicate in question header that I'm implying just an option of three items? For example: Which three of following ...
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In an academic context, does the German “Artikel” mean the same as the English “article” or “paper”?

Doing my PhD in England, I have barely talked about research in German, which is my mother tongue. In English, a publication in a journal is usually called a paper, or more formally, an article. When ...
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Is it incorrect not to decline “in” and “von” in dativ?

I know both "von" and "in" are dative (in can also be accusative) prepositions and when there is an article either masculine or neutral, they are declined to "vom" and "im". Normally, when I speak ...
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1answer
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What form of “the” to use for a noun? [duplicate]

I am basically struggling to make sense of when to use the der, die, das etc. Even though all the forms are the same word, i.e. the. But when to use these forms in what condition? I even tried the ...
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3answers
324 views

“to render a template” in German

I am from Germany and have to write a code documentation. Since I try to use as many German words as possible, it is sometimes difficult to do so. I want to say This View renders a given template ...
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1answer
93 views

Muss „als solche“ in diesem Satz gebeugt werden?

Der Satz Das Wissen wird dazu verwendet, die Wahrscheinlichkeit von fälschlicherweise erkannten Maxima zu verringern. ist grammatikalisch sicher richtig. Ich möchte aber Folgendes sagen: ...
2
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1answer
41 views

Schiller quotation concerning eternity [closed]

Erich von Manstein (Verlorene Siege) quoted Schiller as having said: What we omit from a single hour is lost to all eternity. I have found similar things in Schiller’s writings, but not this ...
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What is people’s position to dogs?

I would like to know how dogs (i.e. all animals) would call us, if they could speak. Who are we relative to dogs? Wer ist der Besitzer dieses Hundes? Der Hund folgt seinem Eigentümer nach ...

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