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The phrase literally means ownership instead of rent. It’s hard to tell without further context, but you may have seen an offer for buying a home, combined with a loan. In that case, you would pay a certain amount regularly for the next ten or fifteen or twenty years until you have paid back the loan and the home is yours.
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Here's a list with interlinear translated word for word aligned books in German (third one already mentioned in one of the answers above): Brothers Grimm - German Fairy Tales (with audio) Kafka, Storm and others - German Short Stories (with audio) Herman Hesse - Demian, on Lulu.com Herman Hesse - Kinderseele, on Lulu.com Franz Kafka - Die Verwandlung, ...
Regarding academic degrees from different, non-aligned education systems, an explanation or description is usually better than a translation. Honours (or honors) in particular should never be translated as Ehren- or even ehrenhalber (e.h., eh.), because that’s an honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa, h.c., hc.) which is always awarded without a thesis, ...
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