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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?


Dec
22
comment Do native German speakers use “cross gender” references?
@Em1: Good to know.
Dec
22
revised Do native German speakers use “cross gender” references?
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Dec
22
comment Do native German speakers use “cross gender” references?
@CarstenSchultz: I guess I didn't make clear that I was only using "Herrin" as an example, and that I was wondering if there were many of these constructions, or only the "occasional" one. Apparently it's the latter. So I edited the question for clarity. *"Frann" didn't work.) And I learned something about "neologism (and created a new tag).
Dec
22
asked Do native German speakers use “cross gender” references?
Dec
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is a good way to start learning German?
Nov
24
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
comment Is it “wenn” or “falls”?
@Em1: "In case" basically refers to a hypothetical.
Nov
12
comment What is “It turns out that…” in standard German?
The OP provided a self-worked translation. An answerer can either critique it, or provide a better translation in order to answer the question.
Oct
31
accepted Which grammatical gender would I use for a masculine noun with reference to a woman?
Oct
8
revised Which preposition goes with “Aufsatz”?
Added a line to the question about subtle differences.
Oct
8
comment Which preposition goes with “Aufsatz”?
@chirlu: Per an answer below, "both are grammatically correct, but there is a subtle difference." This indicates that the question is not trivial and therefore not off-topic. I added a line to the question about subtle differences.
Sep
23
comment German for nickname?
"Kosename is mostly used for a person for which the speaker feels affection." That's what I needed to know. But it does sound like "cozy name." I think that this was her (mis)"translation" of Kosename.
Sep
23
asked German for nickname?
Sep
22
comment Which preposition do I use in translating: I wish I could go to Germany today
Welcome to the site. "Officially," you're not supposed to ask for a translation. But you are allowed to ask about grammar. So I tweaked the question by adding a reference to a preposition. That's what you should ask about. – Tom Au just now edit a
Sep
22
revised Which preposition do I use in translating: I wish I could go to Germany today
Added reference to preposition.
Sep
22
comment Which grammatical gender would I use for a masculine noun with reference to a woman?
When I say "date" in this context, I'm not referring to a casual date. More like someone in whom I would have a serious interest.
Sep
22
comment Which grammatical gender would I use for a masculine noun with reference to a woman?
Welcome to the site. Looks like a good answer.
Sep
22
asked Which grammatical gender would I use for a masculine noun with reference to a woman?
Sep
13
comment “Every two years” auf Deutsch
@Em1: Biannual means every TWO years. Semi-annual means every HALF year (to match the next). One is the recipricoal of the other.