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Actually there is no gerund in German, so the tag is most likely used for questions concerning the replacement for gerund constructions found in other languages.

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When to use the present participle (-nd) in German vs gerund (-ing) in English

I am translating a video game into German and I have many lines which in English use the gerund (-ing form) of a verb. If I understand correctly, in German the present participle (-nd form of a verb) ...
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How to translate sentence like "Art of + doing something"

How to express something like "Art of speaking with strangers" and "Experience of working in a restaurant.." in German? I just have a vague idea that the bold text have something ...
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I have problem in saying Gerunds in German, please help :( [closed]

I have problem with translating English gerund to German :( I get confused and lost .... :( I do not why I can not get this structure correctly ... some examples, how to say? 1) "after leaving, ...
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Is a ''zu'' missing in this sentence?

I read a tweet which is a comment about some news about taxing tampons and I couldn't understand the last part because there are 2 verbs (not modal and not connected with zu or something). Ja ...
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using Gerund for object

In English, when we are thankful to God that my mother gave us the money, we say We thanked God for her giving us the money, using gerund and the possesive pronoun for the semantic subject of the ...
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The departing: Gerunds and more

How would I translate "the Departing" in German? As in "You all, the Departing, give up all hope!" I doubt "Departing" in this context is a gerund, so how would I translate this verb-turned-into-a-...
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How to form gerunds in German?

I only know how to do one-word gerunds e.g. das Atmen, das Singen However, I commonly use gerunds that exist as a phrase. For example, 'I am interested in becoming a doctor' as well as longer and ...
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When can I omit "das" when using a nominalized verb in subject position?

I have trouble translating English gerunds to German. After consulting some grammars, I've found some ways to do it. Two of them is to either use an infinitive construction or a nominalized verb with ...
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Is this usage of 'zu' correct?

Eine andere Sprache zu sprechen, ist eine beeindruckende Fähigkeit zu haben. I want to say: Speaking another language is an impressive skill to have. I’m not sure if speaking another language ...
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Gerund vs. infinitive

From an infinitive (say wegwerfen), one can form a neutral, gerund-like noun (das Wegwerfen — and more complex constructions abound, e.g., das Deutschlernen, das Insbettgehen). Now on the one hand, ...
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Wortstellung bei Rheinischer Verlaufsform

Wenn man die Rheinische Verlaufsform verwendet, wird die normale Wortstellung benutzt? Wir sind nach Alternativen am Suchen. [2. Verb (am/beim + Gerundium) am Ende] Oder kann man das am/beim + ...
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Translating "by + present participle"

By signing, you agree to the contract. He showed agreement by nodding. For the first example, Google translate gives Durch die Unterzeichnung... but according to this comment, gerunds and ...
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