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Sep
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asked What's a good translation for “outcome measures”?
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Sep
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comment Possibilities in German to minimize a term?
I edited my answer to be a bit more general. Someone else should probably add some more detail on how to know whether it's "-chen" or "-lein", or when to use an umlaut, because I actually don't know what the rules are there.
Sep
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revised Possibilities in German to minimize a term?
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revised “Schlimm” vs. “Schlecht”?
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answered Possibilities in German to minimize a term?
Sep
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comment “Schlimm” vs. “Schlecht”?
@Hendrik: You're right, something more colloquial would probably sound more natural, but I think the parallel structure illustrates the point better. I figured the difference was confusing enough without also going into the finer pints of how schlimm can sound kind of old-fashioned or weird if you don't get it exactly right.
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answered “Schlimm” vs. “Schlecht”?
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Sep
10
comment What does the abbreviation “gem.” mean?
@Hendrik: Yeah, it's not a great list, but at least it gives you some idea of what options there are. I tried to find a more comprehensive list, but had no success. Gem. is a very common abbreviation of gemäß, although I agree that it doesn't save much space.
Sep
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answered What does the abbreviation “gem.” mean?
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Sep
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accepted Ist “die tosende Minna” ein Synonym für die Spülmaschine?
Sep
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asked Ist “die tosende Minna” ein Synonym für die Spülmaschine?
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answered What does “das wäre aber nicht nötig gewesen” mean?
Aug
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revised “Leider, leider, sogt Beschneider”
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answered “Leider, leider, sogt Beschneider”
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30
comment Expression for someone with very broad and detailed knowledge
I suspect a lot of Germans wouldn't be familiar with that term. I've certainly never heard it used.
Aug
30
comment What's a good translation for “awkward” in the context of “awkward person” or “awkward situation”?
@Hendrik: I'd say "awkward" is pretty strong and somewhat hurtful when applied to a person, too. But of course you're right, it depends on the context.