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My (American) parents aren't German, but they put me in the care of a German-American governess when I was young. Was ist der Unterschied zwischen "Gouvernante" und "Kindermädchen?"

I am the author of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing," a book about a "German" way of investing. Ben "Graham" was a German-American whose original surname was Grossbaum. How does one refer to a changed name in German?


Apr
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comment The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”
@c.p.: I was just using the OP's comment (third from the top), and "cut and paste" it in the question.
Apr
17
revised What does “nein” mean in this context?
Incorporated comment from a native speaker.
Apr
17
revised What does “nein” mean in this context?
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Apr
17
revised What does “nein” mean in this context?
added 19 characters in body; edited title
Apr
17
asked What does “nein” mean in this context?
Apr
17
comment More info about the use of “bezüglich”
@Vogel612: I've never "chatted" before. Could you get the chat started?
Apr
17
comment What does “endgeil” mean in German?
Hint: There is a Brazilian Portuguese word, "bestial" that means "awesome. More to the point, it is "not far" from Duden's translations. That is a "link."
Apr
16
comment “Gradeaus” vs “geradeaus”
@Takkat: Good to know. Is Swabia the home of "Auf der Schwaebscher Eisenbahn"?
Apr
16
awarded  Excavator
Apr
16
revised How the verb works in a question
Added reference to grammatical parts of speech.
Apr
16
comment What does “endgeil” mean in German?
This question is probably "almost" good enough for the site. To improve it, cite the translated English words that Duden spits out (there's a link in the above comment), and relate why you have trouble connecting those "teen slang" translations to "awesome."
Apr
16
comment Meaning of the “Schnee von gestern” as an idiom
When I used Google translate, the expression it gives me is "Water under the bridge." One can reasonably ask if this is synonymous with "snow from yesterday."
Apr
16
revised What does “endgeil” mean in German?
Noted (per tag edit) that this is "teen slang," and therefore hard to find in many dictionaries.
Apr
16
comment Are these passive sentences correct?
@Em1: This is a totally new user (rep=1) who asked a fairly detailed question (for a "newbie"), but who couldn't come up with a good punch line to finish the query. I, an "intermediate" user, am just good enough to do this, and am trying to "lead by example."
Apr
16
comment More info about the use of “bezüglich”
Per OP's comment on an answer, I narrowed the question by asking what "bezüglich appears to be an abbreviation for," and wonder if the question can be re-opened in its current form.
Apr
16
revised More info about the use of “bezüglich”
Clarified that the question is regarding an abbreviation.
Apr
16
comment Are these passive sentences correct?
I (hopefully) clarified the question by specifying the mistakes as relating or not relating to the "passive" construction, and wonder if the question can't be re-opened in its current form.
Apr
16
revised Are these passive sentences correct?
Specified, and asked about different types of mistakes.
Apr
16
comment The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”
The OP has an unusual problem insofar as Portuguese, not English, is her native language. She appears to have a valid concern insofar as something has been lost in the DOUBLE translation, first into Portuguese, then into English. After I edited the question to articulate this concern, I was wondering if the question can be reopened.
Apr
16
revised The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”
Transferred OP's concerns (about Portuguese translation) from comments into question.