Each one appeared to have the meaning addition, do these words fit in these contexts.

  • For example:

    The addition on the price will decrease our sales.

  • Another example:

    The additions on this app are awesome.

  • Third example:

    Adding new features is always important.

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    I don't think the English is idiomatic. Anyway, without further context: 1.) die Preiserhöhung (if the price is increased), der Preisaufschlag (if something like a fee is added to the price), 2.) die Ergänzungen (probably, more context is needed to be sure), 3.) I don't understand the English sentence.
    – user6495
    Commented Feb 13, 2018 at 14:38
  • @Roland I have edited the last sentence, it was somehow wrong Commented Feb 13, 2018 at 18:34
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    The last sentence is best translated with a zu-infinitive. Neue Updates hinzuzufügen ist immer wichtig. But I doubt adding is the correct action. It has to be either installing or you had to replace updates by another noun.
    – Janka
    Commented Feb 13, 2018 at 21:43

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You would use "Zusatz" or "Ergänzung" in this cases. The other words would be used in different contexts. The difference between "Zusatz" and "Ergänzung" in this cases are, that you would use "Ergänzung" when the added information is more essential to the source text.

  • You would use neither "Zusatz" nor "Ergänzung" when talking about prices. And you wouldn't use "Zusatz" for adding features either.
    – Annatar
    Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 14:19

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