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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?


Jun
25
answered Nuances of the seemingly Synonymous words “Flagge” and “Fahne”
Jun
25
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Jun
22
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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”?
Jun
18
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.
Jun
18
revised How do you say “to have an oil change” in German?
Described English construction and asked for German equivalent.
Jun
17
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.
Jun
17
comment Idiom: einen Türken bauen. Etymology?
possible duplicate of Is the verb "türken" offensive?
Jun
17
comment Why is “Fräulein” considered offensive, as opposed to “Frau”?
@AlexanderKosubek: "Ms." is pronounced "Miz."
Jun
16
revised What's the origin of the word “Frauenzimmer”?
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Jun
16
comment When to use dative or accusative object with “sitzen”?
I clarified the question by asking whether Kino is the direct or indirect object, and wonder if the question can be reopened in its current form.
Jun
16
revised When to use dative or accusative object with “sitzen”?
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Jun
16
answered Breaking down “also fangen wir an”
Jun
16
answered What's the origin of the word “Frauenzimmer”?
Jun
10
comment “Ihr” as second person singular
Welcome to the site.
Jun
8
comment If “Plattdüütsch” is a completely different language than “Hochdeutsch” (standard German), then why is it called “German”?
@Takkat: That's my (American) view. But it would be considered "nationalistic" by some in America.
Jun
8
answered If “Plattdüütsch” is a completely different language than “Hochdeutsch” (standard German), then why is it called “German”?
Jun
4
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