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I'm not sure I ever heard a complete saying about this, but usually Germans will make a reference to the "Vorführeffekt" in a situation like this. It pretty literally translates to *"demo effect" and means just that: that demonstrations in themselves have a tendency to go wrong. Note that this also includes demonstrations of negative things, i.e. trying to ...


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Both Entschuldigung (which is a noun; it is an abbreviated form of ich bitte um Entschuldigung) and entschuldigen Sie can be used in a similar way to es tut mir leid; unlike it, they can also be used when interrupting someone: Excuse me, what time is it? Entschuldigung, wie spät ist es? (Es tut mir leid, wenn ich störe, aber ... is also possible.) ...


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Ich kann mir vorstellen, dass man in solchen Sätzen Ergänzungen wie … da begebe ich mich auf dünnes Eis, aber … oder auch … da lehne ich mich zwar weit aus dem Fenster, aber … einschränkend nutzen kann.


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Well, I would say that the best option is Ach so! I've never heard Ich sehe, but ich verstehe could mean I see as well: – Mein Wagen war echt teuer – Wie viel? – XY Tausend Euros, denn es ist ein Mercedes – Ach so! // Ich verstehe // Aha! (the last option, aha!, due to falkb's comment)


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Since the literal translation is not common in German you should search for other idioms that would fit better depending on context, like one of these: "Ihr stockte der Atem" (surprised/shocked) "Ihr blieb der Atem weg" (surprised/awed) "Ihr schlug das Herz bis zum Hals" (nervous/scared) "Ihr fiel das Herz in die Hose" ...


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As other contributors have remarked, the use of the English term will be completely acceptable in a scientific paper and probably most appropriate anyway as label and propagation are established technical terms with a specialized meaning in the base formalism (mathematical graphs). However, if you wish to coin native terminology, you may try ...


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Due to the nature of the task in question, you might use the term "Label-Propagation" as an imported anglicism. Although discouraged, this is possible, and in fact pretty often seen in German business language. Since the label denotes a property of the node, you can use this, together with "Propagation" (German pronounciation). Eigenschaftspropagation ...


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There's nothing wrong with it. But this sounds more that you are late, not the hand in of your homework. You could improve it by using a pronoun, which makes it more personal while talking to your teacher. Furthermore you could add a subject to describe what exactly is late. Entschuldigen Sie bitte die verspätete Abgabe meiner Hausaufgabe/n.


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The main difference between those two questions is that the first is a yes-no question while the second actually asks for a full expression. They are translated like this: A. Do you like it? B. How do you like it? So, there really is the same difference in English. The first one might influence the asked person to give a positive, and also short, ...


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In the context of fright or fear common German idiomatic expressions are: Ihr stockte vor Schreck das Herz. Ihr blieb vor Schreck (fast) das Herz stehen.


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I'd favor Ben trat ins Zimmer und ihr Herzschlag setzte für einen Moment aus. Für einen Moment would emphasize the temporary nature of her surprise – in fact she might have been shocked that much that her heart would not start to beat again. However, the difference to Michael's answer is very subtle and most readers / listeners would understand it in ...


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In addition to c.p.'s answer, there is also the case of attributes prepending a noun in plural. Cases relevant for this question can occur for any transitive, non-reflexive verb. for adjective with direct objects (Is this the correct term?). Transitive, non-reflexive verbs Ich rede über der Hilfe bedürfende Kinder. (der=genitive feminine) Über ...


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The list is complete. Just to be strict, there's something you might want to consider: In a poetic context you might stumble upon a vorangestellter Genitiv: …, der über der Königin lange Haaren spricht. (notice the absence of the coma) which actually means: …, der über die langen Haaren der Königin spricht. By the same token, …, der über des ...


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I believe the first one asks simply Do you like this? a yes-or-no questions. Whereas the second question asks how it pleases you, asking for further explanation for example what part you like in particular or to what extent it pleases you. Gefällt dieses Lied dir? Ja Wie gefällt dieses Lied dir? Das Intro gefällt mir gar nicht.


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Actually, "Es tut mir leid" and also "Entschuldigung" are both replacing the old "Verzeihen Sie mir / Verzeihung". "Verzeihung" is/was strictly used to apologize for your own actions. "Es tut mir leid" is in fact also used to apologize for your own actions, however, the cause for the apology is then more serious (it comes close to the more formal "Ich ...


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"Dark horse" kann zwei Bedeutungen haben: unbeschriebenes Blatt Und wie wohl eher bezüglich deines Falles eine unbekannte Größe Geheimer Champion, Geheimtipp... kommt dem allem sehr nahe. Geheimtipp finde ich persönlich am besten. Jemand, der über sich selbst oder Aktivitäten wenig offenbart bzw jemand, der über unerwartete Talente oder ...



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