3,906 reputation
1938
bio website
location New York, New York
age 57
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen 9 hours ago

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?


Jul
9
revised How would you translate “mind you” in German
added 206 characters in body
Jul
3
revised Help with finishing translation
added 9 characters in body
Jul
3
comment Help with finishing translation
@splattne: I "broadened" the question by asking about the use of hergeben and daher in the reply, and was wondering if the question could be reopened as being no longer "too localized." A reply to the last sentence would certainly help me, and probably quite a few "future visitors."
Jul
3
revised Help with finishing translation
added 88 characters in body; edited title
Jul
2
answered “Food” in German
Jul
2
answered Difference between Erfahrung and Erlebnis?
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
answered Hab und Gut: What is the difference between “Hab” and “Gut”?
Jun
28
revised What is another way to say “sich schminken”?
edited tags
Jun
28
revised How do you say “to have a tire rotation” in German?
Clarified question
Jun
26
answered “Allerdings” as a threat
Jun
26
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."
Jun
26
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.
Jun
25
answered Nuances of the seemingly Synonymous words “Flagge” and “Fahne”
Jun
25
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
22
awarded  Organizer
Jun
22
revised How to use “verfassen”?
Added context to the question.
Jun
22
revised How do you say “I am americanized” in German?
Added reference to usage/
Jun
19
answered When to use dative or accusative object with “sitzen”?