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Wie den uneindeutigen Superlativ von “nahe”, eindeutig machen?

Sei x = 4,2, was ist die nächste natürliche Zahl? Da »nächste« nicht zwischen räumlicher/absoluter Distanz (am wenigsten weit entfernt) und zeitlich/sequentieller Abfolge (unmittelbar folgend) ...
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Ambiguous Compound Words

In German, different words can combine to form longer, more descriptive compound words. Are there any German compound words that have an ambiguous meaning? A possibility I've thought of: If "__" is ...
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Who was married?

I'm seeking clarity on a passage written by Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern, the captain of the first Russian around-the-world voyage. He wrote an account of his trip and there's a point in it that I don'...
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Ambiguity in a subordinate clause

Die Schauspielerin, die nicht nur die Männer, sondern auch viele Frauen vergötterten According to my book, this translates as: The actress, whom not only the men, but also many women adored I ...