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German word for 'feeling no particular way' without negative connotation?

I'm trying to hunt down a word I can't seem to find anywhere. In English the feeling would be put 'feeling no particular way,' or simply existing with emphasis. Emptiness isn't the right meaning, as ...
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Difference between "durchaus" and "völlig"

From what I read in Duden, Wictionary, and others, it looks like durchaus and völlig can be used as synonyms in most cases, but not always. It looks like völlig can always be replaced by durchaus, but ...
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Unterschied ungeändert und unverändert [closed]

Mich wundert es, ob der englische Ausdruck to give someone a surprise auch ungeändert/unverändert im Deutschen gebraucht werden kann. Also: jemandem eine Überrasschung geben/bereiten Kenne nämlich ...
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nicht müde, nur erschöpft

Ich habe neulich in einem Buch (von einer österreichischen Autorin) gelesen: Sie sollte schlafen gehen, aber sie fühlte sich nicht müde. Nur erschöpft. Kann es so stark Unterschied sein für diese ...
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Auskunft vs Information

A work colleague was speaking over the phone and he used the phrase: Danke für die Auskunft I googled it and found that is also a synonym for information, so what is the difference between both? ...
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Confusing werden as Vollverb with werden as Hilfsverb in Vorgangspassiv as a learner?

Could there be a chance to confuse werden for being used for building the werden-passive when in fact used as a Vollverb with a past participle, especially when/if i may not understand the text/...
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Einige for singular and Einige for plural

I'm not able to understand when to use the single form of einige and when to use it in plural form. From my understanding einige can be used only in plural form. https://www.verbformen.com/?w=einige ...
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Rookie Question About “Time”

Ok so my German comes from Pennsylvania, USA and filtered through a Swiss mother who tried to teach us Berlinerisch or High German in a state that spoke Pennsylvania Dutch (to me more of a mix of ...
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What is the difference between "halten" and "anhalten" in the sense of stoppimg a vehicle?

Can you please tell me what is the difference between "halten" and "anhalten" in the sense of stopping a vehicle? For example: Ich habe vor einem Laden gehalten, um Wasser zu ...
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Difference between "Wie geht es dir?" and "Wie kommst du voran?"

Related: Alternatives to "Wie geht es dir?" . Apparently both "Wie geht es dir?" and "Wie kommst du voran?" can be translated as "How's it going?" From the ...
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When should I use the different types of why and because in German?

During my German studies, I came across a short commentary about when to properly use the following words: wieso - weil warum - darum weshalb - deshalb weswegen - deswegen Although I fail to ...
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Is there any difference between "woanders" and "irgendwo"?

A German friend gave me three example sentences with "woanders" and "irgendwo", and I wonder if there is any difference in meaning among them. "Ich gehe woanders hin", &...
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What is the difference among the verbs "meinen", "bedeuten", and "heißen"?

I understand the the core difference between "heißen" and the other verbs (given the fact that most of the time it means "to be called/named"), however I fail to understand the ...
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Is there any difference among "mindestens", "zumindest", and "wenigstens"?

I would like to know if there is any difference between "mindestens", "zumindest", and "wenigstens". I have asked two Germans that, and one said that there is no ...
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What is the difference between "Musik hören" and "Musik anhören" in the sense of listening to music to pass time?

Would tell what is the difference in meaning between Musik hören and Musik anhören in the sense of listening to music to pass time? For example: Ich höre in meiner Freizeit Musik. Ich höre (mir) in ...
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Bedeutung von "fair"

Ich habe das Wort "fair" in mein Wörterbuch hinzugefügt, nachdem ich aus Reverso geschlussfolgert hatte, das es dem englischen "fair" entspricht (es wurde 10k+ Male als die ...
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Unterschied zwischen "beschimpfen" und "beleidigen"

Wie seht Ihr den Unterschied zwischen "beschimpfen" und "beleidigen", wenn es überhaupt einen gibt? Duden sagt, dass "beschimpfen" "mit groben Worten schmähen, ...
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Was ist der Unterschiede zwischen den Wörtern »Fähigkeit« und »Fertigkeit«?

Die Wörter Fähigkeiten und Fertigkeiten bedeuten dasselbe und könnten als skills übersetzt werden. Sind diese Wörter Synonyme oder gibt es feinsinnige Unterschiede?
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How to say "sth fell out of my pocket" & "I dropped sth" [closed]

Could you please tell me if both these sentences express that "The phone fell out of my pocket": Das Handy fiel mir aus der Tasche. Das Handy fiel aus meiner Tasche heraus. And if both ...
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Are both these German phrases grammatically correct?

Are both these German phrases valid? My translator app came up with both of these somehow but I'm not sure what the difference is. My translator app translated "What are other ways to say 'How ...
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Possessive pronouns vs personal pronouns in genitive [closed]

Seiner liegt auf dem Tisch. Sein liegt auf dem Tisch. Do you happen to know what is the difference in meaning between personal pronouns in genitive and possessive pronouns? Does the position of the ...
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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Genitiv und Nomenkompositum?

Manchmal können wir Genitiv durch ein Nomenkompositum (und umgekehrt) ersetzen. die Tür des Hauses die Haustür Gibt es einen semantischen Unterschied zwischen den beiden Formulierungen? Nach meinem ...
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Difference between "einfach" and "leicht"

I've started playing a video game in German for practice, and the difficulty levels (Schwierigheitsstufe) start at Einfach ("Easy" in English). This surprised me because I thought Leicht ...
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Why use kein instead of nicht in this answer? [duplicate]

Q : Haben sie Geld? A : Nein, sie haben kein Geld = They have NO MONEY (Translation from lingodeer : they don't have money) I have an understanding that kein is used to imply they have no money ...
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What's the difference between 'Gewalt' and 'Gewalttätigkeit'?

German to English dictionaries define both words as meaning 'violence'. As far as I can understand from Wiktionary, 'Gewalt' refers to the concept of violence, while 'Gewalttätigkeit' refers to the ...
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To change from something to something / wechseln/umwechseln

If I want to change a Versandservice from one to another, do I use wechseln? And with which preposition? Ich möchte den Versandservice von Economy auf/in/zu (oder irgendandere Präposition) Priority ...
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What's the difference between "Personalvermittler" and "Anwerber"?

I wanted to say that I have already talked with the recruiter, but I have no idea which word is correct. I would like to know what the difference between these two words is. Ich habe schon mit dem ...
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der Unterschied zwischen: "momentan", "gerade", "im Moment", "jetzt", "derzeit", "zurzeit"

Die Frage ist: Ich habe immer Probleme damit, die Adverbien "momentan", "gerade", "im Moment", "jetzt", "derzeit" und "zurzeit" zu ...
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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Dinge und Sache? [duplicate]

Beide „Dinge“ und „Sache“ bedeutet circa „Thing“ in englisch oder „cosa“ in Spanisch. But was ist der Unterschied zwischen Dinge und Sache?
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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen '"circa" und "um"?

Die Wort lateinische "circa" bedeutet etwas ähnliches wie das deutsche Wort "um". Ich bin mir nicht sicher, wie "circa" verwendet wird, wenn doch auch das Wort "um&...
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Gebrauch von Plusquamperfekt in einem Passivsatz mit "seit"

Warum benutzt der Autor dieses Artikels das Plusquamperfekt anstatt des Perfekts (oder Präteritums) im folgenden Satz? Seit Anfang August war aus dem deutsch-polnischen Grenzfluss tonnenweise toter ...
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Schlechtes Gewissen vs Gewissensbisse. Unterschiede

Gibt es einen Unterschied in der Bedeutung zwischen "schlechtem Gewissen" und "Gewissensbissen"? Und wenn ja, worin unterscheiden sie sich in ihrer Bedeutung?
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„Saisonende“ or „Saisonabschluss“?

Mein Team hat eine Einladung zum „Saisonabschluss“ oder „Saisonende“ erhalten. What is better ?
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weibliche Form: Bäuerin vs. Tiefbauerin (etc.)

Ein Bauer ist ganz allgemein gesprochen jemand, der von der Bewirtschaftung landwirtschaftlicher Nutzflächen lebt (danke Wikipedia). Ein weiblicher Bauer ist eine Bäuerin. Es gibt zahlreiche Berufe im ...
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Was sind die Bedeutungsunterschiede der Begriffe "Steuer", "Gebühr" und "Abgabe"?

Was sind die Unterschiede zwischen diesen Begriffen? Steuern Gebühren Abgaben Da ich in einen Job gelandet bin, in dem es um Zoll und Zahlungen in Bezug auf Zoll geht, muss ich mir da sicher sein, ...
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"wenig" als Adjektiv oder Adverb [duplicate]

Welcher Satz ist richtig: Es hat wenig Kalorien. oder Es hat wenigen Kalorien.
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Unterschied zwischen Abweisen und Ablehnen

Gerne würde ich würde den Unterschied zwischen diesen beiden Verben wissen. Ich habe eine deutsche Serie angesehen, da hat man gesagt: "Du liebst aber abgewiesen sein" (von jemandem ...
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What is the difference between unumgänglich vs unvermeidlich?

What is the difference between these words? -Unumgänglich -Unvermeidlich
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What's the difference between "verständlicherweise" & "selbstverständlich"?

I have recently came across the word "verständlicherweise", like in the following sentences: Die Freude über das Wiedersehen war verständlicherweise groß. Die Diagnose hat sein Leben ...
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Why do we say "Gehen Sie an der Ampel links'' and not "Gehen Sie an die Ampel link"?

I found this in the "Richtungen: nach dem Weg fragen" course. "An" is two case prepositions right and here we are using orientation so the question is "wohin" and not &...
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Ton vs Klang vs Geräusch for sounds electronic and electrical devices make?

Especially for unseen mechanism. Examples: a ventilator on the wall stops working and doesn't make any sound anymore a hard drive inside the laptop is failing and making screeching noise In both ...
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Why I have to use "liegen" or "stehen" when saying e.g the shoes are under the bed?

Why do we use "Die Schuhe stehen unter dem Bett." and not "Die Schuhe sind unter dem Bett."? or "Die Zeitung liegt auf dem Bett." and not "Die Zeitung ist auf dem ...
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What's the difference between "Strahl" and "Strahlung"?

I wanted to write something like: Wir müssen die Sonnenstrahlen / Sonnenstrahlungen in Anspruch nehmen, weil man dadurch umweltfreundliche und nachhaltige Energie generieren kann. I checked Duden ...
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How often can we do a word by word translation from German to English? [closed]

I have a habit of doing a word by word translation when I encounter a new sentence structure. I have noticed a few patterns: Sometimes there is a word for word match. e.g., Ich habe einen ...
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Einkaufen gehen oder shoppen gehen? [duplicate]

Wie unterscheidet man "einkaufen" und "shoppen"?
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Basic Questions about Tense

What are the differences between these two examples? A) Er hat ihm den Wagen zu waschen geholfen. B) Er habe ihm den Wagen zu waschen geholfen. and also what are the differences between these two ...
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Is there a difference between "bitte noch" and "bitte"?

I've seen bitte noch used in several places where it seems to mean the same thing as bitte. Does the noch convey any meaning or emotion? For example: Kannst du bitte das Geschirr abtrocknen? vs. ...
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Do we have to say "Uhr" when we give the time?

I just can't tell if it's dropped because it's a list of how to say different times and the creator of it just didn't care, or if that's actually fine when providing the time. Question: Wie spät ist ...
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Vielen Dank allen oder euch allen?

From what I understood Vielen Dank is the somewhat more formal version of thank you. I've seen Vielen Dank euch allen a couple of times before, but I don't understand what the euch is adding, instead ...
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Is there a difference in meaning between 'wütend sein' and 'wüten'?

For example, do Der Chef ist wütend. and Der Chef wütet. mean the same thing? I'm asking because the German for English Speakers site says The present participle is a way of using a verb as an ...
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