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“verschieben von … nach” and “verschieben aus … nach”. Do they mean the same? [closed]

I'm not sure if "verschieben von" means "deleting the original and move it" or just "making a copy"
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Deklination des Wortes “jed-”

Wie ist die Deklination des Wortes jed-? 1. Frage: Gibt es das Wort jede im Plural oder nicht? (Bitte kleines Beispiel oder einen Link geben.) In English das Wort jede bedeutet: every, each, any; ...
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What is the difference between the words “Ergebnis” and the word “Resultat”?

I am right now studying a lot of German vocabulary and I often find words that to me have just one translation. In this case I would say they both simply mean : result. I would like to know if there ...
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Oberbegriff für “bearbeiten”, “neu” und “löschen”?

Gibt es einen Oberbegriff für die Wörter "bearbeiten", "neu", "löschen" und evtl. noch "anzeigen"? Hintergrund ist folgender: Ich arbeite zurzeit an einem WebService, das für diese Dinge nur einen ...
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Difference between “fallen”, “hinfallen”, “umfallen”, “stürzen”

Sometimes I think German will make me go completely crazy. How can you have so many words for expressing "falling"? Wow! Can someone explain me the difference and in which way are they mostly used?
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Natural translation for Wort-Bild-Marke [closed]

One way I find reviewed human translations of non-dictionary words or phrases is to find the identical Wikipedia page in another language. I came across Wort-Bild-Marke, which has no "In anderen ...
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Formal cover letter greeting in German

I am very new to the German language and am wondering what the proper formal greeting would be for a cover letter to a potential employer?
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Entsprechender Term für “K-mer” (Englisch)

Ich arbeite seit einiger Zeit an einem Essay zur algorithmischen Bearbeitung der DNA und wühle mich dabei mehr schlecht als recht durch englische Quellen, vor allem, weil ich die darin vorkommende ...
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German language simulator for training verbal skills

I have started to learn German language and seem to be doing okay when it comes to understanding the grammar and writing any texts. Where I am miserable lacking is when it comes to verbal skills as I ...
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“ich” in different cases

So how do you say "ich" in different cases? Is there any helping method like helping questions or something for each case? nominative: ich genitive: ? dative: ? accusative: ? Also, I think I heard ...
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“Nicht” in Nebensätzen mit vielen Verben am Ende

Welches davon ist korrekt: ... dass ich mein Auto nicht habe waschen lassen. ... dass ich mein Auto habe nicht waschen lassen. oder vll. beides? Edit: Ich kann mir vorstellen, dass der ...
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Unsure about the meaning of the words “unvergleichbare”, “generische”, “erhalten” in the text given [closed]

I tried to translate the following text into German. The result is attached below. Honest and unique compliments. As a girl, you get a lot of generic ones, such as, "You have really pretty eyes" ...
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How to ask questions in German regarding persons and objects

There’s a distinctive difference between asking questions about people and objects in English: Who did you go with yesterday? With what did you go to the party yesterday? I know that it’s ...
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Where can i find a realiable English to German translator [closed]

I am writing a fanfiction of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. Since the Belkan Language is identified to be German i want to be able to reliably translate a number of spells which have english names to ...
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Correct sentence for “to motivate” usage

I am writing a summary for the project I have completed. For this I need the translation of the sentence: "A system for children to motivate them to make sports". For this which of the following ...
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“zu” that doesn't cover both verbs in a sentence

In my German essay I intended to say that Sunday should be a day for relaxing and another verb in my language that is translated as "relaxing", too. I wrote: Ein Sonntag sollte einen Tag für ...
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Zwiebelschmalz auf Englisch [closed]

Ich versuche grade, Zwiebelschmalz[1] ins Englische zu übersetzen. Ich habe es mit "onion lard" versucht, was ein ziemlich erfolgloser Versuch war, da sich lard normalerweise auf Schweinefett bezieht ...
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What are some options for “catch you later” in both a figurative and a literal sense?

What are some options for "catch you later", as in either "to catch up with at a later time" (figurative sense) and in, for instance, a race, that is "to physically catch up with someone"? I am ...
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“Sterben” oder “versterben”? [duplicate]

In Reich-Ranickis Für alle Fragen offen lese ich, dass Nabokov "1977 verstarb". Ist das ein respektvoller Ausdruck für "starb", oder liegt da eine andere Nuance vor?
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The word “Reichskabinettspaleis“

The word Reichskabinettspaleis is used in this book. Is this word correct? shouldn’t it be Reichskanzlerpalais instead? Here's an image that covers way more than needed:
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“Hechel, keuch…”--what does it mean?

I saw this text while playing Pokemon in German. The phrase was used by a girl who had just come out of a cave.
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Translation of “What/How about …?” [duplicate]

A: What time should we meet today? B: What/How about 6pm? I wonder how people would say the "what/how about" part. I can't think of a good translation, and since it's a colloquial phrase, ...
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When to use “gibt es / es gibt”? [duplicate]

I see "gibt es" / "es gibt" being used in so many phrases. But I am not able to understand under what circumstances this is used? What I understand is that it cannot be directly related to English ...
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Den Substantiv (AKK) -(e)n

Wieso ist -en in folgendem Fall nötig? (Warum ist den Student nicht richtig?) Zwei Freunde besuchen den Studenten. Gibt es Regeln für die Fälle, wo "den Substantiv (AKK) -(e)n" nötig ist?
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Sentence from Pimsleuer

I was looking for some phrases to practice German. I'm studying it by some tools and I would like to be able to read that sentence again to avoid forgetting. Do you know any website where I can find ...
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What's the meaning from “Machenschaft”

I’m writing about Heidegger’s use of the word Machenschaft and I would like to try to explain this word correctly because I chose to keep it in German. In my language it was translated as Maquinação, ...
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Sie schreiben (they or you?) [duplicate]

I have the following sentence: Sie schreiben uns ein Buch Which is similar to the following: Du schreibst uns ein Buch What happens if I want to write "They are writing us a book" ? won't ...
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nicht imperatives “haben” mit oder ohne “zu” [duplicate]

Die Beispielsituation: Neben mir steht ein Kelchglas mit Wein auf dem Boden. Aus Ärger wirft jemand nun eine Packung Zellstofftaschentücher oder etwas ähnliches in meine Richtung. Nun möchte ich auf ...
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I need some help with a basic sentence [closed]

Is this the correct word order in this sentence? Intended sentence: "Sometimes, they can get on my nerves, but I know they are thinking about me." Manchmal, kann sie lastig sein, aber denken sie ...
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Welches Verb passt hier?

Am Morgen breite ich mich einen Sandwich zu Am Morgen mache ich (mir) einen Sandwich. Beim zweiten Satz bin ich mir unsicher, ob ich ein "mir" schreiben kann.
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Anbringen vs. Installieren

Wir werden den Schalter an der Wand im Wohnzimmer anbringen lassen. Ich habe den Schalter an der Wand im Wohnzimmer installieren lassen. Hat das Tätigkeitswort anbringen dieselbe Bedeutung ...
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Erlaubnis um eine Musikmarke bekommen

Wie habt ihr Erlaubnis um eine Musikmarke bekommen? How did you get a permission for a Music Label ? I am not sure if the words "Erlaubnis" and "Musikmarke" are correct in this context. i am not ...
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How should I arrange these modal verbs?

I have a question about sentence structure. I found a sentence like this, Wenn Sie es wissen muessen, so erkläre ich Ihnen, dass ich einen Besuch gehabt habe. My question is about the first ...
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Is “Von was für ein glückliches Leben redest du” correct?

X said to Y: Ich wünsche dir ein glückliches Leben voll von dem Gutem zu dir. Y was hopeless, so he said: Von was für ein glückliches Leben redest du? Are those sentences above correct?
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Can “Beziehungsweise” be used as an alternative to “sonst”?

Komm jetzt aus dem Schlafzimmer heraus und iss, beziehungsweise wirst du nicht ins DieTotenHosen-Konzert gehen! Komm jetzt aus dem Schlafzimmer heraus und iss, sonst wirst du nicht ins ...
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Usage of “vermögen”

How do I use the verb vermögen? In my dictionary it functions like the modal verb können. Ich vermag es, mit meiner Freundin Jana nach Mallorca zu fliegen. Can I remove the es and still retain ...
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Obwohl and wenngleich

Can i substitute obwohl with wenngleich? I always see ' wenngleich' in books. Er geht zum Urlaub nach Spanien, wenngleich er nicht genug Geld hat. Er geht zum Urlaub nach Spanien, obwohl er nicht ...
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“Give me a break!”

How do you say "Give me a break" in German? Give me a break, give me a week to get a job! My translation: Verschon mich, gib mir eine Woche um einen Job zu bekommen!
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Usage of bisher and zuvor

What is the difference between zuvor and bisher? Both mean before, but in what context are they used? Are they interchangeable? Sein Deutsch ist viel besser als bisher. Sein Deutsch ist viel besser ...
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What is the best way to say “If these times don't work then please let me know a time that works well for you” [closed]

What is the best way to say If these times don't work then please let me know a time that works well for you. In German?
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Usage of ein beliebig- and einzeln-

What is the difference between ein beliebig- and einzeln-? Both mean 'any' but when are they used? Du kannst einen beliebigen Knopf drücken. Du kannst einen einzelnen Knopf drücken.
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Gern im Marketingsprech

In dieser Frage ging es bereits um die "Marketingsche" Verwendung gerns. Bei Fragen können sie uns gern anrufen. Furchtbar. Was mich interessiert, ist die Frage, welche Funktion gern hier hat ...
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Ambient Light Rejection

Context: Ambient Light Rejection: XXXX lux (Direct Sun-light), YYYY lux (Fluorescent Light) How to translate better: Umgebungslichtabschirmung or Tageslichtunterdrückung?
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Adjective conjugation for nominative, masculine, singular? [closed]

Found this table: http://esl.fis.edu/learners/fis/german/kasus/caseTables.htm It appears to conflict with what I've learned. In the very top line, for instance, shouldn't it be as follows: der ...
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Difference between “Kind”and “Jugend” [duplicate]

I am interested in not only the literal but the figurative differences between "Kind" and "Jugend" Thanks for your input!
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157 views

Namen und Vornamen mit definitem Artikel [duplicate]

In meiner Schulzeit verwendeten wir unsere Vornamen und Namen immer mit definitem Artikel: Der Andreas hat gesagt, dass der Herr Schultz in Deutsch ... Wie verbreitet ist dieser Sprachgebrauch?
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Schreibst du einen Brief an deinen Vater?

Please explain what are the cases (accusative, dative) here and why exactly those. Schreibst du einen Brief an deinen Vater? I assume that schreibst is a verb, ein Brief is a subject the same ...
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A little help on prepositions. 3 phrases [closed]

I have 3 phrases with missing prepositions which I have doubts of: Bei Diesem Käfer handelt es sich ___ ein sehr seltenes Exemplar. I don't actually understand the phrase and therefor can't even ...
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How the verb works in an imperative

I want to say: Yes, get water please in German, but I think my attempt is wrong. I'm speaking to one other person informally: Ja, bitte Wasser kriegt. Is this right? Do I conjugate like ...
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What is the “correct” way of pronouncing - ig and the end of the word [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the ending -ig pronounced, and where? In all of my German books and several websites (as in this one), it is said that an -ig suffix it is pronounced as -ich ...

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