I have noticed that both seem to mean the same thing.

Is there a difference between them?

  • Probably one would not say one of these (missing object), but Text and Nachricht are used differently in some contexts (f.i. networking). – TeXnician Jun 15 '17 at 16:26
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    They are the same only in the meaning a text can be a message. – Janka Jun 15 '17 at 17:14
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    "Nachricht" means "Message" and "Text" means "Text". A message is usually a text but a text is not always a message. – RHa Jun 15 '17 at 17:15
  • Please but the actual question into the body of your post and use the title to describe what it is about. – Jan Jun 15 '17 at 17:16
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    Why did you accept the very answer that (currently) has -9 points??? :-o – Björn Friedrich Jun 19 '17 at 8:10

In response to your concrete question, if you want to say text me - send me a notice - drop me a message or something alike, you can say:

  • schick / schreib mir eine Nachricht
  • schick / schreib mir eine SMS/WhatsApp/etc... (more specific)

But there are the expressions inform me - notify me - let me know as well. Then you could say:

It's not totally clear what the exact context is in your question, but I hope it helps.


As commenters noted, "Nachricht" means "message" and "Text" means "text", so you would be able to use the two words interchangeably where you only expect a message to be entered (since you can only enter messages that consist of text.) It's the same in English though.

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