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Ungebildet does not mean the same as uneducated. In german, the terms has a (slight) negative connotation. It means that the person has a below-then-average general knowledge. It can also refer to manners. If you have bad manners, sometimes the word ungebildet is used to describe that ("Was für ein ungebildeter Pöbel!"). For example, if you fail to hold ...


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Literally, ungebildet means uneducated. However it carries a negative connotation that's similar to that of the English commoner. It is sometimes used like uneducated, but usually one avoids it by using different words like höheres/tieferes Bildungsniveau, which also isn't perfectly neutral, but still better than ungebildet. The negative connotation is ...


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So when Germans use ungebildet, what do they actually mean? It depends on the context but in most cases illiterate is a better translation for ungebildet. It is contemptuous and goes in the direction of calling someone being rude and being not cultivated. The latter implies some lack of education. Does it refer to someone’s social abilities or is it ...


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"Ungebildet" means "uneducated", but is not restricted to formal education (indeed, "gebildet" can even be used in opposition to formal education, if you think that formal education goes wrong). When referring to formal education, you'd often say "ausgebildet" instead. The term "gebildet" refers to everything you learned during your life, starting with what ...


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A person is being described as ungebildet, when they have lower than average classical or general education. The Term "meme" describes bits of knowledge that are being bassed on from generation to generation, and that are considered as being generally known and generally understood. So you might picture somebody who is "ungebildet" as someone who knows ...



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