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Bedeutungen von "zusetzen"

Zum Verb zusetzen listet Duden 6 Bedeutungen auf: zu einem Stoff hinzufügen und damit vermischen, verschmelzen o. Ä. Beispiele: [zu] dem Wein Wasser zusetzen | dem Silber Kupfer zusetzen. Die ...
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Does anyone know what Psatlees is more than it has something to do with silk?

All I know is that Psatlees is some kind of silk or silk garment. It is mentioned in a letter from 1867. The letter is written in German or Swiss-German and is written in a letter from the merchant ...
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What does "nach wie vor" mean?

Can you please tell what nach wie vor means. Below is the sentence I came across the phrase in. Drei Prozent Neuverschuldung und 60 Prozent Gesamtverschuldung gemessen an der Wirtschaftsleistung (BIP)...
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Bedeutungen von "aussetzen"

Basierend auf den Gegenwartskorpora von DWDS und context.reverso.net weiß ich sicher, dass das Verb aussetzen häufig im Sinne von exponieren (Beispiele: jmdn. einer Gefahr aussetzen, der glühenden ...
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What is the difference between Hof and Bauernhof?

In the dictionary I found them synonyms, but in Duolingo Hof is translated as farmyard and Bauernhof as farm only. Could someone explain if they are different at all?
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Usage of festlegen and entscheiden

In this paragraph two verbs have been used with more or less same meaning. The verbs are festlegen and entscheiden, so what's the contextual difference? Ich lege gemeinsam mit meiner Trainerin fest, ...
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Bedeutungen von "ausrichten"

Ich wohne in Deutschland seit ein paar Jahren und erinnere mich nicht, das Verb "ausrichten" jemals im realen Leben gehört zu haben, aber die heutigen Hauptbedeutungen sind mir klar - ...
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What is the difference in the usage of the verbs "lernen" and "studieren"?

Both these verbs return the meaning to learn or to study when entered in Google Translate, However, my German Language tutor had advised me to use "lernen" when referring to school and "...
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What is the difference between the words "Haus" and "Hause"?

I have seen these words used interchangeably. They are both singular nouns meaning "a house". Are there any contextual differences in their usage?
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Connotation of geringfügig when used as an adverb

All three of the full-German dictionaries that I typically consult - Duden, DWDS, Wiktionary - suggest that the word geringfügig is an adjective that means "unbedeutend" or "belanglos&...
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Jetzt können sie langsam auch mal was sagen

In the "Das Signal" TV series, the husband and the wife of two astrounauts are waiting for them in an airport, right after they came back from a space mission to Earth. The flight is late ...
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Why is "davon" used here? What's the meaning of it? [closed]

Ich habe eine andere Vorstellung davon, was wir machen sollen.
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Was bedeutet "ja mal"?

Könntet ihr mir bitte sagen, was ja mal im Kontext unten bedeutet? Person A: Schau mal Liebling. Unsere Betriebskostenabrechnung war im Briefkasten. Person B: Oh, da bin ich ja mal gespannt. Ich ...
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Was bedeutet "doch schon mal"?

Könntet ihr mir bitte sagen, was doch schon mal im Kontext unten bedeutet? Person A: Ihnen ist aber bewusst, dass dort hauptsächlich Männer arbeiten und es möglich ist, dass Sie die einzige Frau auf ...
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Was bedeutet "gerade eben noch mal"?

könntet ihr mir bitte sagen, was gerade eben noch mal bedeutet? I habe die Aussage in diesem video um 41 Sekunden. Hier is der Kontext: Ich habe letzre Woche eine Einbauküche im Möbelhaus bei Ihnen ...
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Was bedeutet "doch noch"?

Könntet ihr mir bitte sagen, was doch noch im Satz unten bedeutet? Wenn doch noch Mitarbeiter absagen, kann ich die Zimmer kostenfrei stornieren. Ich habe die Wörter im Wörterbüchern nachgeschaut, ...
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Was bedeutet "oder wie?" als Fragewörter am Satzende?

Nochmal aus QualityLand von Kling:  "Diese Nanny beherrscht vier verschiedene Kampfkünste", hatte sie Martyn erklärt, "und kann unser Mädchen vor Kinderschändern schützen.""...
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zählen vs auszählen

What is the difference between "auszählen" and "zählen" when they mean to count something? The DWDS dictionary defines "auszählen" as "durch Zählen die genaue Anzahl ...
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German equivalent titles which use continuous conjugation of verb

In English, I have seen many books and videos with titles like: Understanding Quantum Mechanics Finding Nemo Going away But how do I say something like the above in German?
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Is this a mistake in DWDS?

Is the definition of "verborgen" in DWDS completely wrong, or am I missing something? Duden has: den Blicken anderer entziehen; verstecken and der Kenntnis, dem Wissen anderer vorenthalten, ...
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'für den Preis von ...' vs 'zum Preis von ...'

I came across these two sentences on different websites: ein Dreierset Hemden für den Preis von einem. Drei Päckchen Kaffee zum Preis von zwei. Are the expressions 'für den Preis' and 'zum Preis' ...
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What would be the best term to describe laboratory equipment?

How can I say "lab equipment" in German? By that I mean items like centrifuges, blotting and chromatography devices, autoclaves. Not furniture and not clothes. I am picking between ...
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Which on-line resources to use for an Austrian definition of a term?

Looking for an Austrian definition of the term "Multikulturalismus." Or do Austrians simply use a German dictionary such as "Duden"?
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Wird hier "veranlasst" im Sinne von "angewandt" benutzt?

Der Arztbrief gibt einen zusammenfassenden Überblick über den Status des Patienten bei der Entlassung, einen Rückblick über den Krankheitsverlauf, die veranlasste Therapie, eine Interpretation des ...
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How should this sentence with the seemingly critical words "willst" and "doch" be interpreted?

I came across the following sentence, which according to the written source is formulated as such: Willst du mehr – ganz unersättlich – doch der Kosmos ist zerbrechlich. I suppose that "...
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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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"durch [etwas] unverdorben"

Im folgenden Satz: X ist durch Y unverdorben. Ist Y der Grund, dass X unverdorben ist? Oder wurde X davor bewahrt, von Y verdorben zu werden? Beispiel Barbara ist durch ihre Mutter unverdorben. ...
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What does "Leidzeit" mean?

I translated "Leidzeit" into English, but I feel somehow it's just a literal translation for this word. I want to know the most usage of this word and how can I use it? Thanks in advance, my ...
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This seems like a strange use of the verb stellen [duplicate]

This sentence appears in Anthony Doerr's Alles Licht, das wir nicht sehen, Aus dem Englischen von Werner Löcher-Lawrence: Die Amerikaner haben die Deutschen vorm Meer gestellt. DeepL translates this ...
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Why „guter“ in „zu guter Letzt“?

Two questions regarding “zu guter Letzt”? (1) The comparative sequence of „gut“ is „gut/besser/am besten“ and a common beginner‘s mistake would be, „Mein Computer ist guter als deiner“ rather than „ ...
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Ursprung und Bedeutung von „Auge, @<username>“ in Social-Media-Postings

In Social-Media-Postings findet man gelegentlich die Formulierung Auge, @<username>. Ich vermute, sie wird gebraucht, um jemand auf etwas hinzuweisen, im Sinne von: Das betrifft dich, @<...
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immer vs immer mehr - progressive changes

I have heard the following sentence in a Russian-Ukraine war report in the DW channel: Junge Leute werden immer unzufrieden. I initially translated this to "Young people always become ...
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Using "sich überlegen" to express "decide to do sth"

My question concerns the number of ways one may express "to decide to do sth" in German. One can use "sich entschließen" or "sich entscheiden" followed by a zu-infinitive ...
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erst mal vs vorerst vs fürs Erste

I have the following sentence heard in the Kitz TV series: Danke, erst mal. Context: A police investigator thanks a girl after asking her some questions about the death of a young rich friend of ...
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Concerning the word, "schwarzbraun;" Does this term, when applied to a person, literally mean "blackbrown", or connote "brunette"?

[1] Concerning the word, "schwarzbraun;" Does this term, when applied to a person, literally mean "black brown", or connote "brunette"? [2] Does schwarzbraun suggest a ...
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Can the word “Schlange” refer to a “dragon”?

In my German/English dictionary, the primary translation for “Schlange” is: snake, serpent In English, the word “serpent” usually refers to a “snake”, but it can also refer to a “dragon” (or another ...
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Mohnhaft 1928 meaning

I have been sent a document from Lübeck dated 1928 where the word "mohnhaft" in reference to a record made about my grandmother. Can you help? I'll gladly send a copy of the document.
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How should I understand when a word is not in DWDS, but in the literature?

While reading a modern novel in German, Alles Licht, das wir nicht sehen, I came across the word, "Verrieseln": Kalte Winde blasen vom Atlantik heran, und Etienne verbarrikadiert sich im ...
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Origin and Meaning of Prefix "ver-"

What is etymology of the prefix "ver" and what does it do to a word? For example, "lassen" means "let" but "verlassen" means "leave"
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Is "Verbockt" pejorative?

I came across word "verbockt". As far as I know, it translates to "messed up" or so. My question is, whether it's pejorative or not - so, if I can safely use it in normal ...
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"Explizites Einverständnis" gegenüber "implizites Einverständnis"

In einem elektronischen Formular beschreibe ich, wie die Daten verarbeitet werden. Am Schluss steht dann: "Durch das Absenden ... erklären Sie sich explizit mit der beschriebenen Verarbeitung ...
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Can "Zusammenstellung" mean "summary"?

As far as I understand, "Zusammenstellung" means a compilation, a grouping of something. That is what I gather from Duden, Wictionary, etc. But in Linguee, it is also sometimes translated by ...
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"annehmen" means both "assume" and "presume"

Consider these two English words: assume presume Similar they may be, there is still a subtle difference between the two, namely the action of "presuming" involving more certainty. Now, ...
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Unknown word "Beuelch" on title page of 16th century German hymnal

The Christmas hymn "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen", which is of unknown origin, first appeared in print in a hymnal for the diocese of Speyer that was printed in Cologne in 1599, the so called ...
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In this sentence "Kann man hier gut essen gehen?", why do we use gehen? What does it mean here?

In this sentence: Kann man hier gut essen gehen? Why do we use "gehen"? What does it mean here? The exercise is asking us to fill in the correct modal verb, which I have done, but I don't ...
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What's the feel of the last line in this poem?

The below poem was written as a dedication in a book. It was written by someone who was known as being very funny, but did not like it if anyone else was able to get laughs - and did not get on with ...
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What are the jokes in these quotations attributed to Paul Meyerheim?

Here are a couple of "witty" expressions attributed to Paul Meyerheim. I'm struggling to understand the humour in these - anyone able to help? Als Isadora Duncan in Berlin in Mode kam und ...
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difference between dies vs das

I have a bit of confusion between the proper use of dies and das. Both can be used as demonstrative determiner. For example, if you are pointing out to group of people in front of you and want to show ...
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Why is "keiner" masculine in this sentence? "Keiner sagt dir, was du tun sollst"

Why is "keiner" masculine in this sentence? "Keiner sagt dir, was du tun sollst" Is "keiner" used instead of a specific name?
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What does "eben" mean in "ich arbeite immer noch für die Agentur aber eben freiberuflich"?

In this sentence, does eben mean "als" or "as" in english? Because I have never seen these meanings for "eben"
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