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What exactly does 'welche' mean? [on hold]

I am a beginner in German and I am a bit confused about the word 'Welche." I have two sentences: Welche Farbe hat Lenas Hamster? Which I know is asking someone what the colour of Lena's hamster ...
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Word order in composite sentences involving reflexive verbs [duplicate]

In this sentence, Denken Sie jetzt aber nicht, dass sich in deutschen Lander alles um das Essen dreht! I'm confused as to why sich is occupying that position. I am aware that when dass is involved, ...
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Unterschied zwischen “gehen” und “ergehen” [duplicate]

Ich habe schon einen Artikel gelesen, in dem dieselbe Frage gestellt wurde, aber ich hätte gerne eine Klärung, denn ich darf noch nicht Kommentare schreiben. Ist es richtig, zu sagen, dass "gehen" ...
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What means my car's displayed diagnosis “GETRIEBEÖL WECHS NÄCHSTE WART.”?

This looks like a TV series, and here is the 2nd season :). You may look at the previous one to read detailed information about my car and the 1st occasion where I looked for the sense of its ...
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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 this grammatic correct? If not please make it right. Thanks! [on hold]

Ich bin gespannt und aufgeregt für der EM 2016, es wird lustig zu spielen, dieses große Art von Turnier zusammen mit der Nationalmannschaft wieder, es ist schon eine Weile her. Es ist auch bald Zeit ...
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Which one is used more widely for “Jump” in software interfaces : “Sprung” or “springen”

I know that I can directly use the english word but I'm trying to use generally accepted and agreed german terms in the german translation of our software. Our developers missed some of the button ...
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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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How to say that any appointment time fits me

I’m trying to figure out how to say that any appointment time fits me in German. So I start with usual: Ich möchte gerne einen Termin vereinbaren. And then I know how to specify a time like so: ...
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“Besagen” and “sagen” in a poetic context

I am translating the following piece of poetry Nightingale said it to flower, and flower said it to spring, what stars heard as a whisper from night’s silver fling: “The World for the lovers, ...
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What is the best DE-PL offline Android dictionary [on hold]

I'm already using pons dictionary, but it is slow and needs internet connection. Thats why I'm asking you, what is the best DE-PL offline Android dictionary ?
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In German are the different ways of saying in interchangeable (Not including contractions) [on hold]

So is there different ways of saying in and are they interchangeable. If not what are the differences
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Can I switch to the du-form?

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 ...
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“Tiere sind auch nur Menschen”…what's therole of “nur” on this phrase?

I was watching the 10th episode of "Extra" and on minute 2:41 they say the phrase "Tiere sind auch nur Menschen" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaW3bWuwgL0 I translated the phrase on Google ...
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What is the difference between MarburgLand and MarburgStadt?

I'm doing some research and I've come across two regions MarburgLand and MarburgStadt. What is the difference? The context of this is regional listings in https://www.archion.de. I'm trying to find ...
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Aussprache von »Gluten«

Kurze und einfache Frage: Wie wird das Wort »Gluten«, mit dem ein Eiweißstoff bezeichnet wird, der in vielen Getreidesorten zu finden ist, richtig ausgesprochen? Zur Auswahl stehen: [ɡluˈteːn], ...
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How can “Pflaster” also mean “place” or “city”?

The main definition of das Pflaster is: plaster pavement band-aid How is it then possible to use it to mean place and city, such as in ein teures Pflaster – an expensive ...
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What is the English translation for the Hessische Wort “Ger”?

In Hessen, people often use the word "ger" at the end of sentences, as in ** "Danke ger!" "Weißt du, ger!" ** Definitely know it is an exclamatory expression. Is there any translation in ...
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What is the German word for “you can't change the user experience because your users are used to it”?

I was working with a website designer in Sydney who had just worked in Germany. We were talking about a website features we wanted to remove and replace with new ones. We came across a scenario ...
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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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How to write 7-digit numbers in German words? [on hold]

It would be very helpful if you solve 3598462.
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Welchen Modus kann das Wort „sei“ haben?

Mir ist klar, dass das „sei“ in Sätzen wie „Sei ruhig.“ ein Imperativ ist. Allerdings taucht das Wort auch in Sätzen auf, in denen man es (zumindest umgangssprachlich) mit „wäre“ ersetzen könnte: ...
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On the pragmatic focus and emphatic force of „aber“ in a sentence

I read this example in Duden’s Richtiges und gutes Deutsch: Sie hörte Schritte, es öffnete aber niemand. Which sentential constituent does aber focus on: the verb öffnen or the subject niemand? ...
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How to adjust the word order of the following sentences to a more common style?

I read in a grammar text this sentence: Wir kränkelten; krank (aber) durften wir nicht heißen. Leaving out the focal effect of aber from consideration, I am wondering which one of the following ...
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Which are the top 10 most important verbs to learn in German? [closed]

I'd like to focus on that at first and then continue to incorporate more...I'm self studying using various resources from the internet(youtube, tv shows, bilingüal books, whatever comes at hand)... ...
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is this the right word for gratuitous?

Unentgeglich is a word I can't find in dictionaries but have heard used. I think I have spelled it right. Can it be used to mean something is cost free?
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Female dative case [duplicate]

I am translating the phrase "With a magnificent view". I was expecting it to be "Mit einer herrliche Aussicht" However my book indicates it to be "Mit einer herrlichen Aussicht". I know in the ...
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Warum benennen die Deutschen Filmtitel um? [closed]

Ich habe schon vor einiger Zeit bemerkt, dass Originalfilmtitel in andere Sprachen übersetzt werden. Aber scheinbar machen nur die Deutschen das bis zur vollständigen Unkenntlichkeit des ...
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How to restore the following elliptical constructions into a complete sentence?

Here is a dictionary example : Er arbeitet langsam, dafür aber gründlich. I think the second part dafür aber gründlich is an ellipsis of a complete clause and I'd like to know what the complete clause ...
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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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meaning of phrase “krank … heißen”

I read in my grammar text the following example sentence: Wir kränkelten; krank aber durften wir nicht heißen. I have difficulty with the second clause, especially with this phrase krank heißen. Could ...
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Volume Units – how much is EL?

I have bought a product. In the use instructions, it is said to add 3 EL Wasser und 3 EL Öl Now, I did a little bit of search, and EL definitely is not short for Exaliter. How much is it then?
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Will “und” always change the word order in a complex sentence?

Und kaum zu Hause angekommen, war der Himmel blau and das Wetter herrlich. Here the first part is supposed to be subordinate since it does not form a full statement. But why does the main part of the ...
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Word order involving a subordinate clause [duplicate]

Here is the sentence: Ich hoffe, das Stück hat noch nicht angefangen Isnt hat supposed to be in the end of the sentence since it is on the subordinate clause? Like: Ich hoffe, das Stück noch nicht ...
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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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Accusative plural noun endings

What form do the noun endings take in the accusative plural? Are they the same form as the nominative plural (assuming there are some irregularities with certain nouns)?
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Difference between einbeziehen & einschließen:

I would like to know if i can use them interchangeably, because for example i see that are used as the verb "to include". Is there some subtle differences besides that the first is a irregular and ...
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Is this the right time to be in touch with you? [closed]

A potential client asked me to contact him in few weeks? And now after few weeks, I would like to say him the following sentence: I hope, this is the right time to be in touch with you. Please suggest ...
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German words related to the theme “Love as a sickness”: Liebeskrank u. Liebeskummer

In English and Italian there are words and phrases such as lovesick or malato d'amore, which directly come from the analogy love as a sickness. Since this are very common expressions, I was wondering, ...
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1answer
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Understanding “später ist dann nichts mehr daraus geworden”

The question is on the highlighted clause in this passage from the translation of Camus’s The Stranger by Georg Goyert and Hans Georg Brenner. Ich fand nur schwer aus dem Bett, denn der gestrige ...
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Term from economics that describes an oligopoly in the context of investment intensive infrastructure

I know that this word exists as I was on a Wikipedia page describing this phenomenon. The problem is that I forgot the word. The word describes the situation that there is no real competition in ...
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1answer
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“dass sie es dem Werther gleichtaten” – what does the article mean here? [duplicate]

Eine tragische Liebesgeschichte, die manche Leser so ergriff, dass sie es dem Werther gleichtaten und ihrem irdischen Dasein ein Ende setzten. As Werther is a name for a person, what does dem ...
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Woher kommt der »Schirm« im »Bildschirm«?

Ich frage mich gerade, warum man, als man den Bildschirm erfunden hat, dieses Ding so genannt hat. Der Wortteil »Bild« liegt auf der Hand, aber warum »Schirm«? Ein Schirm ist ein flacher und meist ...
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2answers
65 views

Präpositionen für Zahlung

Kann jemand bestätigen, dass ich in diesen Beispielen die korrekten Präpositionen benutzt habe? Eine Zahlung auf ein Konto machen. Eine Zahlung ins Ausland machen. Eine Zahlung nach Österreich ...
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30 views

How to translate a long sentence [closed]

Can someone help me in translating this sentence: It will be good, if you can send me the letter this week.
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2answers
60 views

Verb order in a sentence

I’m currently studying German and ran across this sentence: Wer nicht zu Fuß gehen will, nimmt die U-Bahn. It had been brought to my attention many many times that the verb should always be the ...
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5answers
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Why Ölberg and not Olivenberg?

I recently noticed that the German name for the Mount of Olives is Ölberg. I would give "Oil Mountain" as a gloss for this. This perturbs me; the meaning appears different from that of the English. ...
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3answers
121 views

German equivalent of idiom “Be a catch”

How do you express in German that someone is being worth a try for dating, e.g. like in: I am taking Laura out tonight. She's such a catch, I hope she likes me. I am not asking for this ...
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27 views

Abtönungspartikeln. Wie benutzt man die? [closed]

Wie und wann benutzt man die Abtönungspartikeln (ja, doch, aber, wohl, nur... usw.)? So weit wie ich weiß, ja kommt mit "wissen": das weißt du ja..., doch benutzt man mit Imperativ (verstärkung): Geh ...
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2answers
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Gibt es andere Begriffe, die ähnlich gebildet sind wie »Vogel Strauß«?

Der Begriff Vogel Strauß ist ungewöhnlich, da im Gegensatz zu einer üblichen Wortzusammensetzung (Straußenvogel) die Spezifikation nachgestellt ist, es sich auch nicht um einen Eigennamen handelt, ...

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