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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?


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answered Hab und Gut: What is the difference between “Hab” and “Gut”?
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answered “Allerdings” as a threat
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comment Can the word “gelenk” be used as an adjective?
I'm a foreigner and I've heard these words. I believe the context was a song called "Weisse Schleier, Gruenen Myrte."
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comment Nuances of the seemingly Synonymous words “Flagge” and “Fahne”
@Ingmar: In those instances, the governments were so specific in defining their "flags" that they turned them into "banners." A banner is a certain type of flag, and likewise, a "well-defined" flag becomes a banner.
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answered Nuances of the seemingly Synonymous words “Flagge” and “Fahne”
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revised How to use “verfassen”?
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answered When to use dative or accusative object with “sitzen”?
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comment How do you say “to have an oil change” in German?
I clarified the question by asking for the German equivalent (if any) of an English construction, and voted to reopen in its current form.
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revised How do you say “to have an oil change” in German?
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comment “To know somebody” as in “have knowledge of”
Weißt means to "know about." Everyone "knows about" Angela Merkel, only a few people actually KNOW her.
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comment Idiom: einen Türken bauen. Etymology?
possible duplicate of Is the verb "türken" offensive?
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comment Why is “Fräulein” considered offensive, as opposed to “Frau”?
@AlexanderKosubek: "Ms." is pronounced "Miz."
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