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What website should i use to master german? [duplicate]

I need to learn german but I don't know where to start. thanks,
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Wann benutzt man Perfekt, wann Präteritum? [duplicate]

Jetzt lerne ich B1 in Deutsch. Meine Professorin hat uns nie gesagt, wann man das Präteritum und wann das Perfekt benutzt. Wo liegt der Unterschied?
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Removal of “dass”: when? [duplicate]

My understanding is that, sometimes, "dass" can be omitted and the word order changed accordingly: Ich weiß, dass er zu Hause ist. or Ich weiß, er ist zu Hause. Now the question: can the ...
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zur Bedienung der Standard-Eingabeseite von ngram [closed]

Was bedeutet die Einstellung "smoothing"? Warum gibt es 2 mal einen Corpus für Deutsch (German, German 2009)? Wird bei Eingabe einer Wortgruppe diese als ein zusammenhängendes Muster gesucht oder ...
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How to use “verfassen”? [closed]

I know that verfassen means to write or to compose: Alle Bücher sind in deutscher Sprache verfasst. Can I say "Ich verfasse einen Brief"? Or is the word used for lengthier works such as books?
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Which one is correct “alle diese Rezepte” or “all diese Rezepte”?

How do I say "all the food" in German? Ich möchte all diese Rezepte in diesem Kochbuch kochen. Ich möchte alle diese Rezepte in diesem Kochbuch kochen.
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American TV series with german audio or at least subtitle [duplicate]

I am looking for a web site, where i can watch american TV series with german audio if exists, to improve my german. I prefer video streaming, yet i can download, too. Thanks for the help
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Usage of herab and hinab

How are herab and hinab used in a sentence? Do they have the same meaning as hin and her? Ich gehe auf die Strasse hin(ab) - I am going down the street. Ich komme auf die Strasse her(ab) - I am ...
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What case for time expressions? [duplicate]

What is the appropriate case for time expressions that don't involve a preposition? Letzten Monat sah ich ihn. (accusative) Letzter Monat sah ich ihn. (nominative)
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Looking for ALL german verbs database

It could be plain text. I need to have there all verbs with all forms written down. I'm afraid I can't use any web source, 'cause I want to create an application that will "read" sample german book ...
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Gibt's eine Regel ob man “ch” als “sch” oder “ch” (asperiert) ausspricht? [duplicate]

Often I hear native speakers pronounce "Ich" to sound like "Isch". Is that one of the few exceptions to pronouncing the two consonants as in "Bach" where the sound is aspirated? Are there other cases ...
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Origin of the “dem Mann sein Hut” construct [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein Form gebräuchlich? Does anyone know the origin of the street slang construct in the form of "dem Mann sein Hut" in place of the ...
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What does “Sich” mean and how is it used in a sentence? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use “sich” I realize this is a pretty basic question, but I can't wrap my head around "Sich". I know it technically means "self", but how is it used ...
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Are there Ger-Eng dictionaries not based on machine translation? [closed]

I searched for an english term for Durchhalteparole. 4 different online dictionaries (leo, dict.cc,...) - 4 different results appeal to hold out,rallying call,exhortation to go on,call for ...
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How can “Constitution Council” be translated?

Context: Do you wish the Constitution Council's proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution? Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_constitutional_referendum,_2012 I know ...
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What prepositions go with “Interview”?

Auf einem Interview mit Revolverheld. In einer Interview mit Revolverheld. I read in einem Interview alot, but not as much as auf einem Interview and auf is the same as bei. Can one also say ...
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What does “Schmuck” mean in German?

I was on this jewerly website Wempe and if you look they have a section titled Schmuck. This is commonly known to mean idiot here in the U.S. Everything I look up to see what it means says pretty ...
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How to type the capital ß (ẞ) on a Windows 8 German keyboard?

I just started learning German through DW online courses. I can not find how to type the capital ß (ẞ, this one is copied :) ) on the German keyboard of Windows 8.
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„Schon“ als „ja“: Ursprung und richtige Verwendung

In der Bedeutung des Gegenteils von nein ist meines Erachtens ja durch schon ersetzbar. (Die stillschweigende 0. Frage wäre, das zu bestätigen.) Das ist total nachvollziehbar, wenn man sich einen ...
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How to say “ask someone out” in context of dating in German

Is "Nur fragen sie heraus" an accurate way to say "Just ask her out" in reference to dating? I am under the impression that "heraus" is more of an action as opposed to "out" in the sense of ...
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What is the difference between “vorkochen” “kochen” and “nachkochen”?

Can someone please explain what is the difference between these verbs? When should I use one or the other? I don´t understand exactly how to distinguisch this verbs and how to use them properly in ...
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Doubt about a sentence translation and word order

I wanted to say I read your profile and I see that you are in America. So in German, I wrongly translated as Ich lese dein Profil und ich kann du bist in Amerika sehen. Someone ...
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How to say “I ate too much” in German? [closed]

How to say "I ate too much." in German? Is "I ate too much" not proper English?
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Wie antwortet man auf “frohes neues Jahr”, um “and to you too” zu sagen?

Meine Versuche: Frohes neues Jahr auch an dich Frohes neues Jahr auch an dir Frohes neues Jahr auch zu dir Im Google findet man Ergebnisse für alle drei Formen. Antwort 1. hat die ...
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Translation of “The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory”

How would you translate The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory I would say Das amerikanische Erneuerbareenergielabor It is correct to write "Erneuerbareenergielabor" as one word? If ...
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How do you say “a runaway” in German?

A policeman found a runawaywalking along highway 75. Ein Polizist hat eine Fliehende auf dem Highway 75 entlang gehen finden. A lot of suggestions came up for the word "runaway" and I chose only ...
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Welche Präposition gehört zum Substantiv “Aggression”?

Die Aggression seinem Bruder gegenüber fällt über sich her. The aggression towards his brother is eating him alive. Kann man auch diese Redewendung verwenden: Jdn. in der Luft zerreißen?
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“You got to be kidding me!” in German?

What is the correct translation/specific word for kidding in German in this context?
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Difference between “großziehen” and “aufwachsen”

What is the difference in usage or meaning between the two verbs großziehen and aufwachsen? To me they both are basically the same and I don´t have any idea about what the difference could be. Are ...
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What is a good word for “introduction” as a section heading in a written piece?

A Google search gives a few possibilities, and I'm not sure how these differ or which would be appropriate: Einführung Einleitung Bekanntschaft Vorstellung
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Translation of “wish you all the best”

I wish you all the best for the upcoming year. Would it be idiomatic to say the following? Ich wünsche dir all das Beste für das kommende Jahr. A close and natural translation would be ...
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Zu machen vs. gemacht

Google translate provided the following: Did you make the granola? --> Haben Sie das Müsli zu machen? Why is it not presented as Haben Sie das Müsli gemacht? What's the best way to ask ...
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How to say “What does 'Wetter' mean”?

I know what Wetter means, I just need the sentence. My friend said it was: Was bedeutet Wetter bedeuten. I want to know if he was right or wrong, because I never put the bedeuten at the end. ...
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What is the difference between sich unterhalten and sprechen

I am talking on skpe with my German friends. Ich spreche mit meinen deutschen Freunden auf Skype. Can I also use sich unterhalten in this context? What is the difference between sprechenand sich ...
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Meaning of “vier Jahre lang”

Das Museum wurde vier Jahre lang umgebaut. I have these two possible translations, but I am not sure, which is correct: The museum was rebuilt four years ago. The museum has been rebuilt since ...
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How do you say “Can you imagine yourself..” in German?

How do you say "Can you imagine yourself.." in German? Kannst du dir vorstellen, ins Fitnesstudio ohne Wasser zu fahren? Nach dem Krafttraining wirst du Durst haben. Can you imagine yourself ...
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How do I say 'It made the hair on my neck stand up' in German? [closed]

How do I say It made the hair on my neck stand up' in German? I'd like to say it in this context: The horror film was so scary that it made the hair on my neck stand up.
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Verwandle die Finalsätze in Präpositionalausdrücke

Kann mir bitte jemand zeigen, wie man den Satz verwandelt? Ich will meine Deutschübung machen, aber ich habe keine Ahnung, wie man die Aufgabe lösen kann. :) Bsp.; Die Mutter nimmt ein Tuch, um die ...
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Which preposition to use when “going to ATM”?

I am confused between in ATM or zum ATM when I want to say that I am going to the ATM.
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Korrekter Kasus in “auf brutale Verbrechen fixierte/fixierter/fixierten Gang”

Wir sind uns uneinig. Welche Variante des folgende Satzes ist korrekt, und weshalb? Der Film erzählt die Geschichte einer in London auf brutale Verbrechen fixierte Gang. Der Film erzählt die ...
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Meaning of “hab was für dich”

I was following a chat the other day and encountered the phrase "hab was für dich". Hab seems to be an in the imperative form, but I would like to learn the meaning of it.
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What is the name of this grammar concept?

What is the proper term for this construction? I know exactly what the text means but I simply want to know how to look it up in grammar books. Während an der ukrainisch-russischen Grenze bewaffnete ...
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Preisrichtertätigkeit [closed]

Living in Germany for quite a while now, working as an architekt, I stumbled over the word "Preisrichtertätigkeit". Anyone a clue what this expression means?
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Can I use “Entschuldigung für die Verspätung.” for delay to hand in my homework?

My homework is due on the day before. I forgot to hand it in yesterday. I hope Mr. X will excuse me. Can I say Entschuldigung für die Verspätung.
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“Für”, “gegen”, “um” — which to use when? [closed]

All three accusative prepositions für, gegen, and um can mean "for" in certain situations. Can anybody give examples when to use which of the three?
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What does Ugs. mean? [closed]

I keep seeing that abbreviation on dict.cc and other dictionaries, but I can't find what it is short for.
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Übersetzung von “I can explain that to you tomorrow — if you want, of course”

I can explain that to you tomorrow -- if you want, of course. Mit diesem Satz drückt der Sprecher aus, dass er die Sache erklären kann, aber nur, wenn sie der Hörer wissen möchte. Wie sagt man ...
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What is the difference between “sich amüsieren” and “Spaß machen”?

Yesterday we drove to the beach and had fun. Gestern sind wir an den Strand gefahren und wir haben uns amüsiert. Does "sich amüsieren" fit in this context? Can I also use "Spaß machen"? Does ...
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Wie sagt man “ What to wear? ” auf Deutsch?

Man kann es vielleicht so sagen? Was soll ich anziehen? Das ist aber mehr: "What should I wear?" Geht es irgendwie ohne "soll" ? So etwas wie: Was anziehen?
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“konzentrieren” as reflexive verb?

I want to say The conference focuses on global warming. Should I say (a) Die Konferenz konzentriert auf die globale Erwärmung (b) Die Konferenz konzentriert sich auf die globale ...

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