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The difference between "enthalten" and "erhalten" [closed]

I have been trying to learn to read some mathematics in German. I have come across the words "enthalten" and "erhalten," which I think both mean "to contain." Is there a difference in their meaning or ...
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The Difference between Dann and Sodann

I am under the impression that "dann" and "sodann" both mean "then." Is there any type of difference in their meaning or usage?
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How to intrepret "noch" in the following sentence?

Wenn du es getan hast, hat sie das vielleicht eher noch darin bestärkt, dass sie recht hat! I'm torn between two interpretations here: Contrary to your expectations, it only served to have her ...
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What is the meaning of "im Gegenteil" in the following context?

+++ Hätten wir dann weniger gestritten? +++ Ganz im Gegenteil. I'm torn between two possible interpretations of im Gegenteil. The expression is obviously used in relation to the word weniger, but ...
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“Kurs” and “Bestand” in a financial context

I've created a stock account and invested a small amount of money. under the status of the account, two amount of euros stand out: Bestand Kurs The Kurs amount is slightly higher than Bestand . What ...
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What's the difference between "Was machen Sie" and "Was hast du vor"? [closed]

What's the difference between the following two sentences? Was machen Sie heute vor? Was hast du heute vor? Which one is correct?
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What does “ich will mit him” mean in this phrase? [closed]

I’m a very beginner at German. I’d like to know the meaning of this phrase that Google Translate doesn’t translate clearly for me: Was machst du am Wochenende? Ich will mit him Grünen erholen. In ...
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does "dafür" also means "to compensate" oder "to balance"? [duplicate]

we usually learn that "dafür" is a Pronominaladverb: Ich danke dir dafür, dass du mir geholfen hast. Ich bezahle den Maler dafür, dass er mein Zimmer stricht. Ich muss morgen echt früh ...
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Does 'soweit' mean anything other than 'as far as'? [duplicate]

I came across this use of soweit: Beinahe ebenso lange wird es dauern, bis die Kommission ihre Empfehlungen abgeben wird: Im Frühsommer 2021 soll es soweit sein – dann, wenn mutmaßlich kaum noch ...
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What is 'Personalmarketing'?

I have been asked to check a translation from German into English where the term Personalmarketing has been rendered as recruitment marketing. This doesn't feel right to me. I understand ...
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Unterschied zwischen "zweifeln", "anzweifeln" und "bezweifeln"? [duplicate]

Ich wüsste gern den Unterschied zwischen den Verben: an etw. zweifeln, etw. anzweifeln und etw. bezweifeln. Vielen Dank
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What does "endgeil" mean in German? [closed]

What does endgeil mean in German, is it comparable to awesome in English? Is there a direct translation of the word? This is "teen slang" and therefore hard to find in many dictionaries.
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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen "Sprachkenntnissen" und "Sprachwissen"? [closed]

Besonders bei Deutschlehrenden zum Beispiel, sollten sie umfangreiche Kenntnisse des Deutschen haben? Oder umfangreiches Wissen haben, um guten Unterricht zu geben? Ich wollte mit dieser Wortauswahl ...
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Does "Klettern" and "Wandern" have different meaning? [closed]

I'm writing a thesis about German linguistic along with my 5 other friends. I need some help for some words and sometimes, I don't really know the differences. "Klettern" means "to climb" and "...
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Preisrichtertätigkeit [closed]

Living in Germany for quite a while now, working as an architekt, I stumbled over the word Preisrichtertätigkeit. Anyone a clue what this expression means?
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What does this mean „Wärme, wo wir in Liebe Abschied nehmen"? [closed]

„Wärme, wo wir in Liebe Abschied nehmen" I found this sentence on a card at this website. Besides the sentence in question, there is only a gras with spikelets shown. The website is headed with: "...
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"Standort Deutschland" [closed]

Mir ist trotz Blicks in Wörterbücher nicht wirklich klar, was "Standort" heißen soll in der Wendung "Standort Deutschland". Kann man zum Beispiel in den folgenden Setzen "Standort" auch anders ...
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Nein, so doch nicht!—No, not at all! [closed]

Is this the most accurate English translation? Is it accurate at all?
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what is the meaning of "da"

In Slow German podcast #185 there is this sentence, Seine zweite große Expedition brachte ihn nach Russland, da war er aber schon 60 Jahre alt. I do not understand the English meaning and function ...
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Was ist das Gegenteil von Kategorie? [closed]

Wer weiss ein treffendes Wort für das Gegenteil von Kategorie? Es wird gesucht nach einem Wort, dass keine Einschränkungen festlegt.
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Was ist mit "Kabelhochführung" gemeint? [closed]

Die Errichtung der 110/30-kV-Anlage inkl. Kabelhochführung/Kabelendverschluss, des Eigenbedarfes, des Betriebsgebäudes in wärmegedämmter Ausführung einschl. der Infrastruktur
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What's the difference between stellen and aufstellen? [closed]

Hey everybody I've tried to understand for a while what's the difference between stellen and aufstellen but I can't really see the difference, can anybody help me with that?
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What are "Lamellenspiesse"? [closed]

This meat product on a stick is called "Lamellspiess". What type of meat is it, and what is the English translation?
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Bedeutung von "Gestatten,..." [closed]

Gestatten, mein Name ist Cox (Name eines Romans) Mein Erfolg hat viele Väter. Gestatten, der Papst /Aus einem aufklärenden Video über das HIV-Virus/ Was möchte der Sprecher dabei ausdrücken?
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Eigentlich vs Wirklich , What's the difference?

What's the difference between eigentlich vs wirklich? I know only dictionary meaning, at what time one is appropriate over other?
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Wo liegt der Unterscheid zwischen Prostituierte und Nutte im stillistischen Sinne? [closed]

Welches Wort ist als Beleidigung zu fassen?
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Meaning of Mehrfamilienhaus [closed]

Ich weiß nicht, was Mehrfamilienhaus bedeutet. Und was ist der Unterschied zwischen einem Apartment und einem Mehrfamilienhaus?
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What is important to you about becoming successful? [closed]

How the following sentence would be translated best? What is important to you about becoming successful? Google translates it like so: Was ist Ihnen wichtig, um erfolgreich zu werden? Is that ...
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Was bedeutet hier „bei“? Kann es durch „mit“ ersetzt werden?

Bei guten Autos sind wir im vorn. Ist es falsch, wenn ich bei durch mit ersetze? Ich verstehe die Bedeutung von bei, nicht nur in diesem Satz, sondern in mehreren Sätzen nicht.
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Is it a word or an abbreviation? [closed]

This is a postcard from world war one, The card is part of a series of Military slang. I understand Sperrfeuer as " Barrage ", can someone tell me what Jm means. I have tried dictionary's and on line ...
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meaning of 'ziehen' in a sentence

What does the verbe ziehen here mean? Die Schwedische Akademie zieht die Konsequenzen aus dem Mißbrauchskandal, und das ist gut so. To me it sounds like The Swedish Academy decided to go ...
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What is the difference between "der Bedarf" and "die Anforderung"? [closed]

I cannot find the difference between these two words. I would like to know if there is a difference in when I should use one and not the other. Thanks!
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What does "Eigentum statt Miete" mean? [closed]

I'm looking for renting a house in Germany and I encountered this phrase. What does it exactly mean? The price was a lot higher than a normal price for renting an apartment. Does this mean a whole ...
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Unterschied: "rufen, anrufen, aufrufen, abrufen, zurufen, ausrufen". + Unterschied zw o.g. Wörtern und den Wörtern "schreien"/"nennen beim Namen"? [closed]

ich habe mit dem Problem gestoßen, dass ich immer wieder ins Wörterbuch hineinschauen muss für Bedeutungen von den Wörtern mit Endung "rufen". Ihre Bedeutungen ähneln sich, aber bringen auch ...
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What is the difference between Bruder and Brüderchen? [closed]

When I look it up, Brüderchen seems to just mean brother. Then, what's the difference between it and Bruder? Why is it spelled with an umlaut and "chen" on the end?
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What does "Lohn und Steuern eintragen" mean? [closed]

"Lohn" mean salary and "Steuer" mean tax. However "eintragen" has a lot of meanings: to register, to enter, to enrol, to book, to fill in, ... What does eintragen mean in this context?
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Difference among "an", "in", "von", "aus" [closed]

I am puzzled about these preposition in Deutsch. What's the main difference among them? I have a example. I give my understanding after the Deutsch. Can I understanding in this way? Das Es → The ...
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Difference Between "Keine Ahnung" and "Ich weiß nicht"? [closed]

As I said in the title: What is the difference between "Keine Ahnung" and "Ich weiß nicht"? They both roughly mean I do not know. Keine Ahnung literally translated is "No Idea" Is Ich weiß nicht ...
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Nebenbedeutung von "stemmen" [closed]

Beispiele: Diesen Job hätte ich nie stemmen können. Diese Aufgabe ist nicht zu stemmen. Aus dem Kontext kann ich entnehmen, dass "stemmen" hier im Sinne von "bewältigen, gerecht ...
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What does "Fehlbelegungsabgabe" mean? [closed]

What does "Fehlbelegungsabgabe" mean? I didn't find a definition anywhere, I just found a Wikipedia page: Here
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What does "male" mean in an answer? [closed]

What's the meaning of male in this expression? Antwort: "Nein, heute nachmittag male ich. Danke."
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The word 'Kuchen'. Alternate meaning or misheard? [closed]

I have heard native German speaker use the word 'Kuchen' to mean to call back/discuss. For example: Kuchen sie mit Hr.xyz I cant find this any other meaning for this word apart from cake. Is there ...
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"Mean": Asking for definition and intention [closed]

What are German equivalents of the English mean, as in "What does this word mean?" or "What do you mean by that?"? How would you translate the 2 sentences? "What does this word mean?" --> "Was _ ...
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Passart und Nummer In English? [closed]

I cannot find the answer to this anywhere. I am filling out a residence permit renewal form.
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References in a 1934 German book [closed]

What do the dimunitions aprov., afrz., and nprov. refer to?
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Was bedeutet "ausmachen"? [closed]

Ich hab diesen Satz gelesen: Wasser macht davon etwa die Hälfte aus. Was bedeutet das Verb ausmachen? Ich glaube, dass die Bedeutung von diesem Wort auf Englisch (amount to) ist. Stimmt das?
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meaning of "über" [closed]

Can anyone explain to me why the word über is used in this sentence: Frauen reagieren eher als Männer auf neue Erkenntnisse über nützliche und schädliche Lebensmittel und orientieren sich gesünder.
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Philosophische WÜHLER?

Which of the three - or rather the two last - Duden "Bedeutungen" of "Wühler" https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Wuehler#bedeutungen would according to normal German usage fit best into the below ...
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... diese EINGABE, selbst ein Akt der Freiheit

In the below text Das, als was das System sich so wiederfindet, oder vielmehr wozu es sich selbst gemacht hat, ist, insofern es ein Bestimmtes ist, einerseits wieder ein Endliches, gewissermaßen ein ...
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What is the meaning of this text? [closed]

What is the meaning of this text? Der Nachmittag ist in diesem Café und in der Straße und daheim in den Wohnungen gefangen. Überall hält man ihn fest und versucht, in ihm zu lesen wie in einem Buch,...