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Is low German (Niederdeutsch) a completely different language?

I heard that there are special interpreters for translating books from Niederdeutsch to standard German. The question is: Is it possible to understand Niederdeutsch if you can speak German?
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Do Germans understand the Dutch language?

I would like to ask if a native German speaker can understand a Dutch speaker with fluency or at least to have a normal conversation
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In which regions or dialects is the Schmetterling called “Buttervogel”?

According to various sources (1, 2, 3) the insect butterfly, German Schmetterling, is regionally called Buttervogel. Although I was able to find a plethora of sources claiming the existence of this ...
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Fachbegriff für plattdeutsche Wörter im Hochdeutsch

Für Besonderheiten der drei (nationalen) Hauptvarietäten des Deutschen gibt es die hinreichend etablierten Termini Teutonismus (DE), Austriazismus (AT) und Helvetismus (CH). Sie sind nützlich, wenn ...
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Was ist Unterschied zwischen sehen, ansehen, gucken und schauen?

Ich möchte wissen, was das Unterschied zwischen sehen, ansehen, gucken und schauen ist. Sind all diese Verben equivalent? Kann man das irgendwann und in jeder Situation benutzen? Geben Sie mir bitte ...
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Was bedeutet »den Düwel ook«?

Ich weiß schon, dass »den Düwel ook« nicht literarisches Deutsch ist. Trotzdem wollte ich wissen, was das bedeutet. Und besonders wollte ich die Etymologie des Worts ook wissen. »Je, den Düwel ook,...
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If “Plattdüütsch” is a completely different language than “Hochdeutsch” (standard German), then why is it called “German”?

“Plattdeutsch” is closer to Dutch language dialects than to “Hochdeutsch”. Then why is it called “German”? Here’s an example of “Plattdeutsch” on Youtube.
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Is Low German dialect still used in Germany?

I’m curious to know whether Low German dialect is still used in Germany or not. If so, in which areas? Is it both either spoken and written or only as a colloquial spoken language?
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Etymology of “Gedöns”

Gedöns - kerfuffle, stuff, junk I don't expect this to appear in the most visible ety dictionaries. Sadly I forgot what distant word prompted me to consider the question. Update: Now after various ...
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Was sind „Naschis“ im Plattdeutschen?

Ich habe leider als Kind weder Platt gesprochen noch gehört, aber seit einiger Zeit höre ich die Podcasts des NDR, um wenigstens ein bisschen zu lernen. Ich verstehe das meiste. Aber mit diesem ...
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Is “de” really a common substitute for “der,” “die,” and “das” in colloquial speech?

In this article, Matt Crossman of Thrillist claims to have been told the following by a German journalist: [he] told me that even Germans don’t how to use der, die, das, so they just cheat and say ...
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Low German/Plattdütsch word usage detail

Is one or the other of these phrases more accurate in terms of meaning? The meaning of the phrase in English is: "a pleasure to be seen." Een Pläseer to't ansehn. or Een Vergnögen to't ansehn. ...
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Low German translation question [closed]

I am working on a family lineage-related art project and am looking for someone who can translate into Low German/Low Saxon the phrase "A pleasure to be seen." I am open to various interpretations (...
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How much interest / exposure do students of German have to German dialects?

I grew up in Freiburg (Baden) and moved to Tübingen (Schwaben) at age 10, my parents are from Cottbus (Brandenburg) and Schlesien having lived for a long time in Celle (Niedersachen), and then Cologne ...
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Using 'Wie' in questioning [duplicate]

I am a starter. Trying to get grip on W-fragen. We know that 'wie' means 'how'. But in some cases it's used in different context. I am not able to understand this. For e.g, Wie ist Ihre E-Mail-Adresse ...