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How to make questions in the Present Perfect Tense (Perfekt)?

I started to learn German a few months ago, and right now I'm getting into the Present Perfect tense (Perfekt), so a question came out to me: How can I make questions in the perfect tense? For ...
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What points do I need to consider in order to find the best online course for me?

I intend to start learning German and I found two brilliant courses on the website of Deutsche Welle, one called Deutsch Interaktiv and another audio resource called Warum Nicht. I would like to know ...
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How do you categorize “Gefühl”? (Nomen actionis? Verbalabstrakta?)

There are several ways how you can turn verbs into substantiva in German. If you take the verb fühlen and combine it with the prefix Ge-, you get Gefühl. It means feeling, but it’s not a process; ...
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What is the meaning of the name Ziesenis or Zieseniss?

One of my ancestral surnames is Ziesenis and I'd like to know what it means. They were Prussian immigrants to the US back in the 1800s.
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Etymologie des Ortes “Bezanika” aus dem Roman “Jakob der Lügner”

Ich hab vor einigen Wochen "Jakob der Lügner" gelesen (und war, von einem Schulbuch, positiv überrascht) und mir stellte sich eine Frage, die mir meine Lehrerin nicht beantworten konnte. Weiß jemand, ...
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German equivalent of “should”

I have a stumbled upon a tricky context here. Consider the following sentence: "One should not do this. [And if one does; or has already done it] one should then do it this way". A more ...