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I have a homework assignment with 3 parts

  • Part A
  • Part B
  • Part C

I finished part A

How do I say it ?

"Das Ende der Teil A" ?

  • Could you clarify what exactly it is, which you want to say? – Alexander Kosubek Jan 17 '17 at 7:55
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    It is not clear from your question whether you are looking for (a) a way of telling somebody you have finished part A or (b) a type of heading or marker in a document that says "this is the end of part A" – tofro Jan 17 '17 at 9:15
  • @tofro I want the other guy to read it (that this is the end of this part). – Tony Tannous Jan 17 '17 at 9:55
  • In my opinion "The end of part A" is not idiomatic in English for a written info at the end of one segment of a text. "End of part A" would be a better fit. - If this is what you really want to ask, you should consider editing your question to better reflect your intent. Subtle changes may change the meaning, so a correct answer is only really possible for a carefully worded question. – Alexander Kosubek Jan 17 '17 at 13:14
  • "Das Ende der Teil A" is wrong anyway, you have to use "des" instead of "der" : "das Ende des Teils A", but that is not good German, "Teil A ist beendet" is better German. But the translation of "I finished part A" is "Ich habe Teil A fertiggestellt". – Uwe Jan 17 '17 at 13:47
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It really depends on what exactly you want to say.

I finished part A

can be translated as

Ich habe Teil A beendet.

Ich habe Teil A abgeschlossen.

or, if you want to focus on the status of your assignment, say

Ich bin fertig mit Teil A.

Teil A ist fertig.

The answer of Fayrooz

Das Ende von Teil A

is only a literal translation of

The end of part A

  • kann man in dem Fall nicht auch "erledigt" verwenden? – Ev. Kounis Jan 17 '17 at 9:32
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    @Ev.Kounis Da gibt es so viele Möglichkeiten. "Ich habe Teil A fertig", "Ich habe Teil A erledigt", "Ich habe Teil A vollendet" ... – Sentry Jan 17 '17 at 12:01
  • "Das Ende von Teil A" oder "Das Ende des Teils A"? – Trilarion Jan 17 '17 at 13:37
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    @Trilarion: "Das Ende des Teils A" (Genitiv) is the correct version. While "Das Ende von Teil A" (Dativ) is used often, it is imho grammatically wrong and I would think less of people who say/write it like that. – problemofficer Jan 17 '17 at 19:32
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    @problemofficer You may be right. However, when searching for both versions, "das Ende von ..." is usually used in combination with a name: "Das Ende von Windows 7", as you wouldn't/couldn't say "Das Ende des Windows 7". So if you treat "Teil A" as a name, it is less incorrect – Sentry Jan 17 '17 at 20:20
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In addition to @Sentry: To focus on Part A and indicate that other parts will follow:

Teil A habe ich abgeschlossen.

or

Mit Teil A bin ich fertig.

If your are looking for a remark in a document I just would say:

Ende Teil A

maybe horizontally centered as

--- Ende Teil A ---

  • I don't want to say "I'm done with part A". But thanks. – Tony Tannous Jan 17 '17 at 9:52
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Not a native speaker, but it sounds like what you're trying to get at is

"Hier endet Teil A."

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Everybody translates "Part" with "Teil". I think "Abschnitt" or "Kapitel" is a much better wording if this is non-fiction. "Teil" is usually a phyical object, coloquial or a very unspecificy concept. Otherwise I like most other suggestions. For fiction however "Teil" fits.

  • Teil does not have to be physical. "Einen Teil der Zeit". "Ein Teil der Software." "Ein Teil des Films". If the homework is writing 3 parts, I'd agree with you and use a more specific term like "Kapitel". If it is one part writing, one part memorizing vocabulary, and one part reading a chapter in a book, "Teil" is perfectly fine. – Robert Jan 17 '17 at 17:20
  • It is however unnecessary unspecific,IMHO. – Michael K. Jan 18 '17 at 11:32
  • Thank you. I already submitted my homework the way it is. – Tony Tannous Jan 19 '17 at 15:24
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Das Ende von Teil A, Das Ende von Teil B, Das Ende von Teil C

  • Thanks :D But from you name I can't tell if you are a native German, so I can't make sure your answer is correct yet. I will pick it as best answer as soon as I get verification. Thanks though! – Tony Tannous Jan 17 '17 at 7:33
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    Could you provide some information as to what exactly you are answering with this? As it is, your answer does not provide a correct answer to what seems to be the asker's question. – Alexander Kosubek Jan 17 '17 at 7:59
  • @AlexanderKosubek It does answer the question in the title (which is, unfortunately, different from the question in the main text). – Uwe Jan 17 '17 at 10:28
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    @Uwe You are correct, but even that doesn't seem to be what OP really wants to know... – Alexander Kosubek Jan 17 '17 at 13:17
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As a native German speaker I would like to add something, although the question is already answered:

Be aware that the correct answer depends on whether you are saying "I have finished part A" or writing a remark like "End of Part A" in a document - just like it does in English. In the first case you would say something like recommended in the accepted answer by Sentry.

However, if you just want to leave a remark in something you write, "Ende von Teil A" would be the right choice.

  • Welcome at German.Stackexchange! I added the name, because an "accepted" is not final, but could be changed later. – Iris Jan 17 '17 at 15:21

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