Can somebody try to explain in short, when it is appropriate to use bezüglich and when it is not?

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    Regarding your question... Did you try to answer the question yourself before asking? – Em1 Apr 13 '14 at 17:23
  • Do you have any examples on how you think you would use it or not? – PMF Apr 13 '14 at 17:51
  • Why "in short" - either you are interested in an answer and getting smarter or not.. – user3135691 Apr 13 '14 at 17:59
  • In short, because I though that it could be more complex matter. Yes, I have tried to answer the question. Example of use: Can I talk with you about your mother? I want to join the cause, if it is about a fair cause. Is this question of money or is it about something else? – Dejan Toteff Apr 13 '14 at 20:40
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    @TomAu i think the edit you performed is not a good edit. I don't see any reason for editing the question to talk about an abbreviation. The 'in short' previously i that question has nothing to do with the length of the word, but is a request to keep anwers short and understandable. For these reasons I rolled back. If you disagree, I suggest you chime in on German Language Chat and Ping me. I'll be lurking around there the whole day tomorrow... – Vogel612 Apr 16 '14 at 21:11

"bezüglich" is normally not used in colloquial language. It is cumbersome written language, meaning concerning. It is often used when it is a bit difficult to find an appropriate preposition. A variant for "bezüglich" is "in Bezug auf". In English concerning.


As you like it short:

Using bezüglich is appropriate, if you want to explicitely refer to something.

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