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Einsicht vs Einblick

Der Duden sagt: Einblick: 1.a.(Außenstehenden ermöglichter) Blick in etwas hinein 1.b.(einem Außenstehenden ermöglichtes) Durchsehen, Durchlesen in bestimmter Absicht, ...
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Usage and meaning of “aufzeigen”

What is the difference between "aufzeigen" and "zeigen"? Both mean "to show", and I guess "aufzeigen" could be more used in the spoken language maybe. Is it so? Is there a difference in the meaning? ...
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What is the difference between “berichten” and “erzählen” in the sense of tell, narrate?

I recently found out the verb "berichten", which, if I am not wrong, mainly is used to express "report something to someone", in a sort of official way. Then I also found that "berichten" can be used ...
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Use of ‘und’ in Nebensatz

Which sentence is correct? Which is the word order if we have two subordinate clauses that are connected with und? I know that after und there is no change in place like in a subordinate clause but I ...
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Difference between “ab nun”, “ab sofort” and “ab jetzt”

I was wondering about the difference between "ab nun", "ab sofort" and "ab jetzt". I think that most of the time, speaking, I just heard "ab jetzt". Are the other two expression the same? Or is there ...
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Usage of wollen; what rules are defining the verbs order

A correct way to use wollen is Ich will schlafen where wollen is used as a verb and schlafen as an adverb. We can also have Ich habe ... wollen where wollen is now used as a second part ...
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What is the difference between “beweisen” and “nachweisen”?

Is there a difference between these two words? What is it? As I found they both mean : to prove, demonstrate. They are also reported as a Synonym in Duden.
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Does a “A free online Talking Dictionary of German Pronunciation” exist?

It helps me out a lot to hear how a word is pronounced in order to remember. I often use Duden, but sometimes it does not provide an audio recording of the word I´m looking for. Other dictionaries ...
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Where do you place the stress in the word?

Every dictionary I have seen says stress an in angeblich. Yet often, I hear angeblich. Does it matter? Are there rules? Or is it dialect? Similarly, ausführlich or ausführlich? One dictionary says the ...
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Was bedeutet „nichts wie hinterher“?

Was bedeutet die Phrase nichts wie hinterher? Oft trifft man diese zum Beispiel im Kontext von Reisen. Jedoch kann ich die Bedeutung nicht klar verstehen, auch nicht mit Hilfe von Google.
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Der, das oder die „Club-Mate“?

Auf der offizielle Seite lautet „die Mate“: Die Mate nützt dem Körper, denn in jeder Flasche Club-Mate befindet sich ein voller Teelöffel Mate-Tee. Club-Mate ist darum der Zunge ein Genuß, dem ...
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Does “aufrollen” have a colloquial meaning?

I'm translating an old German newspaper article and the word "aufrollen" is used in what appears to be a colloquial manner, since the literal meaning "to roll (up)" doesn't quite fit. Here is the ...
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How to use mitfeiern?

I came across this phrase Schade, dass wir nicht mitfeiern können which means Shame we can’t be there to celebrate with you but I couldn’t find more examples of these word. I think it ...
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Preposition for islands: “auf Venedig”,…, “auf Grönland”?

I was surprised to hear auf Kuba For islands one uses auf but I somehow assumed "very small Islands" was the scope of that use. Greenland is the largest island you can find. Do we also have to ...
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Habitual past vs simple past

How would the translation of the habitual past He would visit the beach everyday differ from the one of the simple past He visited the beach everyday? when translating those sentences to ...
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Was is the difference in meaning between “dürfen” und “müssen” in these two examples?

What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences? Es dürfte lustig sein, in fremde Länder zu reisen. Es muss lustig sein, in fremde Länder zu reisen. Are these two sentence ...
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Is there a difference between “die Erkennung” and “die Anerkennung”?

Translated they both mean "recognition, identification" (the act of recognizing or fact of being recognized). Are they synonymous? Is there any difference in usage or meaning? Is one maybe the ...
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How can we approach translating complex sentences with multiple verbs or objects?

I am writing a German oral for school and am trying to add the sentence My parents will not allow me to watch TV. However one site said I should write it Meine Eltern werden mich nicht zu ...
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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen “vorbeugen” und “verhindern”?

vorbeugen: etwas durch bestimmtes Verhalten oder bestimmte Maßnahmen zu verhindern suchen verhindern: durch entsprechende Maßnahmen o. Ä. bewirken, dass etwas nicht geschehen kann, von ...
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How to translate “items to be approved”?

I’m bumping into this English to German translation in our software: Project bookings to be approved -> Zu genehmigende Projektbuchungen I’m Dutch, but something does not sound correct here. ...
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Warum hat die Wahrheit nur ein Auge?

Warum heißt die Redewendung der Wahrheit ins Auge sehen und nicht der Wahrheit in die Augen sehen?
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Southern Austrian Dialect word for “Patenonkel”

I am from Southern Austria (Eastern Tyrol/Carinthia) and during my childhood we used to say Gete to our Patenonkel (like a godfather) and Gote if female. Yet I remember my cousin always calling ...
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Any flexibility in the predicate word order here? Multiple prepositions

In Wilhelm Müller's Winterreise, we have the line: Eine Krähe war mit mir aus der Stadt gezogen. (This is not the full sentence of the original, but if I'm not mistaken, it is capable of ...
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Meaning of Middle High German “uñ”

In translating some of the Middle High German of the Carmina Burana, my edition (piano/vocal edition of Orff's settings published by Schott, 1996) has the following verse: Suzer rosenvarwer munt, ...
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Was darf nach dem Wort »Anzahl« stehen?

Insbesondere geht es um folgende Konstruktion: [...], denen man eine beliebige Anzahl Elemente übergeben kann. Ist das so in Ordnung? Was die Alternativen betrifft: beliebige Anzahl an ...
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When do we use “nicht” or “kein” for making a sentence negative? [duplicate]

When do we use "nicht" or "kein" for making a sentence negative? And what are the differences?
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Konjunktiv 2 mit Modalverben

Haben die zwei folgende Sätze die gleiche Bedeutung? Wenn Mark den Bus nicht verpasst hätte, hätte er nicht den ganzen Weg laufen müssen. Wenn Mark den Bus nicht verpasst hätte, müsste er ...
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Züruckgreifen – indirekte Rede nutzen oder nicht?

In einem Aufsatz zitiere ich eine Umfrage: Was ist für die Jugendlichen wichtig: 91% – toll aussehen 83% – Karriere machen usw. Ich habe geschrieben: „Toll ...
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I am looking for an accurate translation [on hold]

I am looking for the German translation for "Respect Above All" In the sense meaning, Respect above anything else, or Respect is the highest priority.
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“It takes two to tango” in German

Is there an appropriate translation or an equivalent phrase for "it takes two to tango" in German? Gibt es eine passende Übersetzung oder eine äquivalente Redewendung für "it takes two to tango" in ...
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How to read years in German?

The year 1995 is read in English nineteen ninety-five. This means we read the first two digits as a single number and then the next two digits, with the same rule. Is this rule true in German? I ...
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How is “tr” pronounced?

In my dialect of English, we pronounce tr like chr (IPA: [t͡ʃɹ]; like tsch if using the German spelling of the sound). Tree is pronounced chree. Train is pronounced Chrain. Track is pronounced ...
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How do you say “handwavy proof” in German?

In English language there is a beautiful colloquial usage, which describes the way a proof is done ie a "handwavy proof". A handwavy proof is a kind of proof, in which you use no/very little ...
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Do we have “am Mittag” like “am Morgen”?

In my book TestDaf kompakt, it states we don’t have am Mittag in German language. Is it true?
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Grammatik in „In 2010, dem Jahr, in welchem …“

Aus dem Spiegel: In 2010, dem Jahr, in welchem das Kanzleramt nachweislich vom … erfuhr, war Ernst Uhrlau bereits seit fünf Jahren Präsident … Ist dieser Satz grammatikalisch richtig? ...
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Is “Herr Hitler” valid German?

The phrase Herr Hitler is sometimes used in English. For example, Churchill used it in this speech, and according to Google NGrams, at the peak of World War II, one in six uses of the word Herr in the ...
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How is “mal” used alone

I don’t understand the meaning and usage of mal in this sentence: Zuerst will ich mal mein Deutsch verbessern. What of a difference would it make if there would be no mal?
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Are words cognate with “Herr” typically associated with men?

In distinguishing between Herren and Damen, I would have guessed that that Herren would be for men, because it’s similar to Herr, which is one of the few German words I know. I know that Damen is ...
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Why is “Antwort” feminine, if “Wort” is neutral?

This question also has an answer here (in German): Hat sich das Geschlecht von “Antwort” mit der Zeit geändert? Shouldn't they have the same grammatical gender, since they have the ...
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“Meine Mutter ist Maria” – is it correct to introduce someone like that?

Meine Mutter ist Maria. Is it correct to introduce someone like that? Or is it wrong, and the only accepted form is the following? Meine Mutter heißt Maria.
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„Anywhere“ und „somewhere“ auseinanderhalten

Im Deutschen gibt es das Wort irgendwo, das sowohl anywhere als auch somewhere bedeuten kann. Kennt die deutsche Sprache eine Möglichkeit, diese beiden Bedeutungen auseinanderzuhalten, damit klar ...
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Über das Verb „gelten“ im Satz „Goethe gilt als das Genie der deutschen Literatur“

Ich habe eine Frage zum Verb gelten im Satz Goethe gilt als das Genie der deutschen Literatur Ich denke, dass das Verb gelten im Satz mit doppelter Nominativ-Ergänzung ist, nämlich Goethe und ...
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Sincere closing to condolence letter to grandmother-in-law

I’m looking for a heartfelt way to close a condolence letter to my grandmother-in-law after the recent death of her husband. The standard German closing mit lieben Grüßen seems too casual for this ...
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„Nichts“ im Dativ

Kann nichts im Dativ verwendet werden? Beispiel (Songzeile aus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLwd9boEsMw): Die Liebe ähnelt nichts. Das klingt für mich grammatikalisch schief. Ich denke, ...
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How is the area unit “m²” pronounced?

In the sentence below: Das Zimmer ist 14 m² groß. How the m² is read? I know in English you say square meter.
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Wo kann man den Unterschied zwischen Synonymen nachgucken?

Seit langem poste ich Fragen über die Unterschiede zwischen manchen Wörtern. Gibt es irgendwelche guten Quellen, in denen man sie prüfen kann?
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The meaning of “geht es nicht“

Look at this conversation: Gehen wir Samstag aus? Am Samstag geht es nicht. I do not know what the meaning of geht es nicht is here. However, I know the statement means It is not possible, ...
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Abbauen und nachlassen - der Unterschied

Der Duden sagt: abbauen: 1. allmählich an Stärke, Intensität verlieren; weniger, schwächer werden nachlassen: 8. in der Leistung nachlassen, an Kraft, Konzentration verlieren Ist also ...
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Ist ein Traum realistischer als eine Fantasie?

Ich habe gestern Abend das Champions-League-Spiel zwischen Bayern und Barcelona gesehen und mir ist aufgefallen, dass der Kommentator mehrmals folgendes gesagt hat: Nach der Niederlage im letzten ...
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Der Artikel der -nis Substantive

Alle Substantive, die auf -keit enden, sind weiblich. Im Gegensatz können die auf -nis endenden Substantive sowohl weiblich als auch sächlich sein. Warum ist das so? Warum sind einige dieser ...

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