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I will not raise my voice to him ever again

I'm struggling with the proper translation for "to raise one's voice". The exact phrase is: "I will not raise my voice to him ever again" The context is, two people (in this case, ...

translation word-usage english-to-german meaning-in-context phrase-request  
user avatar asked by mcaleaa Score of 6
user avatar answered by ccprog Score of 13

What is the difference between Hof and Bauernhof?

In the dictionary I found them synonyms, but in Duolingo Hof is translated as farmyard and Bauernhof as farm only. Could someone explain if they are different at all?

meaning difference  
user avatar asked by Musa Haidari Score of 5
user avatar answered by bakunin Score of 10

ambiguity in "zeitweise"

Both DWDS and WordReference dictionaries say that "zeitweise" can mean either "occasionally" and "for a while". Is one of those meanings more common that the other? For ...

meaning-in-context  
user avatar asked by Alan Evangelista Score of 3
user avatar answered by Janka Score of 1

Confirming receipt of document in formal email

How do I express confirmation of a document recieved on email in a professional manner? In English the phrase 'well recieved' is quite common if I translate this I was thinking something like 'gut ...

english-to-german german-to-english standard-german letter business-correspondence  
user avatar asked by tana Score of 3
user avatar answered by Henning Kockerbeck Score of 5

Usage of festlegen and entscheiden

In this paragraph two verbs have been used with more or less same meaning. The verbs are festlegen and entscheiden, so what's the contextual difference? Ich lege gemeinsam mit meiner Trainerin fest, ...

meaning german-to-english standard-german  
user avatar asked by khurram Shahzad Score of 2
user avatar answered by bakunin Score of 2

Den Terminplan oder dem Terminplan?

Für wann hat die Arzthelferin in den Terminplan geschrieben? Warum in den Terminplan und nicht im Terminplan?

dative accusative wechselpraeposition  
user avatar asked by Nariman Asgharian Score of 1
user avatar answered by Janka Score of 5

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What is the German word for: "It only works when I try to show you how it does not work"?

In reading a web page on increasing word power, there was a German word with the definition that means: It only works when I try to show you how it does not work. Is there a single word in ...

meaning-in-context single-word-request  
user avatar asked by user40125 Score of 56
user avatar answered by πάντα ῥεῖ Score of 78

Ist "wegen dir" falsch und nur "deinetwegen" richtig?

Ich habe Widersprüchliches darüber gelesen, ob die Verwendung der Präposition wegen + Pronomen im Dativ richtig oder falsch ist. wegen mir, wegen dir, wegen ihm, wegen ihr usw. Viele Leute ...

preposition grammatical-case  
user avatar asked by splattne Score of 58
user avatar answered by markus Score of 24

When to use Perfekt and Präteritum?

What’s the guideline as to when to use Perfekt and Präteritum? I was always taught that the simplest rule is Präteritum (mostly) for written forms, and Perfekt is most common in spoken language. But ...

tense perfect-tense preterite  
user avatar asked by Karol J. Piczak Score of 69
user avatar answered by fuxia Score of 13

When to use "bezahlen" and when "zahlen"?

Leo shows that both bezahlen and zahlen are translated as "to pay". I noticed that people sometimes use the one, and sometimes the other. So, when to use bezahlen and when zahlen?

meaning difference word-choice  
user avatar asked by BЈовић Score of 53
user avatar answered by chirlu Score of 45

Richtungen und Ziele: Wir fahren "nach / in / zu / an" [Artikel] XYZ?

Ich bin Muttersprachler und habe keine Probleme das richtige Wort zu finden, aber wie bringe ich einem Fremdsprachler das bei: Wir fahren zu euch. Wir fahren zur Schule. Wir fahren zum Fussbalspiel. ...

word-usage  
user avatar asked by oliver_siegel Score of 12
user avatar answered by Toscho Score of 17

Gibt es andere Sätze wie "Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen hinterher"?

Man muss die Grammatik richtig verstanden haben, um diesen Satz zu verstehen: (zwei Varianten) Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen hinterher. Wenn hinter Fliegen Fliegen ...

phrase learning curiosity big-list  
user avatar asked by BudgieInWA Score of 34
user avatar answered by der_rich Score of 50

German word for a specific situation in an image

I know the word Pechsträhne (streak of bad luck) or maybe even Pechvogel (unlucky person) would fit the case, or even Schwein gehabt! if he survives (or Schadenfreude for what some observers may feel) ...

word-usage word-choice compound  
user avatar asked by Tiago Peres Score of 20
user avatar answered by David Vogt Score of 65
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