I have a blog called Watch Me Research, where I publish my research on interesting things, and I've been translating my posts to German, publishing them under a subdomain. I'm still learning German (I have for the last five years), and I can't for the life of me come up with a good translation of the blog's name.

I guess, to generalize the question, can you say "watch me verb" in the same way as in English? Is "schau mir forschen" a good translation?

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    interesting, could i know the site url?
    – alvas
    May 3 '14 at 20:14
  • Would you mind sharing a few of your attempts? It would probably be helpful to understand, what your "target" is.
    – Vogel612
    May 4 '14 at 0:35
  • "Schau mir forschen" is terrible.
    – schlingel
    May 6 '14 at 12:19

Sieh mich forschen – short, grammatically correct version, but a little poetic.

  • Why do you consider this poetic?
    – Carsten S
    May 6 '14 at 6:56
  • I cannot imagine someone using this phrase in everyday language.
    – user6191
    May 6 '14 at 15:37

Now the question is what research should mean. In English it roughly means something like gathering information. When translating to German there is a difference. A journalist does research for an article and a scientist is doing scientific research on a special subject and so on...

For these two cases I suggest these translations:

The journalist: Sieh' mir beim recherchieren/nachforschen zu

The scientist: Sieh' mir beim forschen zu

EDIT: But neither of these would sound really good as names for a blog, especially not to native germans.

EDIT 2: After some thinking i came up with "Lass uns forschen!" ("Lets research") as a Blog title. Of course that changes the meaning completely but surves the purpose well in my opinion.

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    What about Lass uns forschen! (Let's research!)?
    – marstato
    May 3 '14 at 21:43

Maybe Schau mir zu, wie ich forsche , literally, Watch me as I research?

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    you need to use the verb forschen, not the noun Forschung: wie ich forsche
    – cr0
    May 3 '14 at 20:57

At the risk of leaving information out in the title, why not just name it Schau Mal! Or the like?

  • I understand. It is indeed a trade-off between style and being specific.
    – emaltman
    May 3 '14 at 21:39

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