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Does Vor allem phrase change as per cases?

I am assuming that vor allem is a fixed phrase. Vor allem has different meanings in the Pons dictionary. Whenever the word "especially" is translated to the German "vor allem", it ...
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Is German a VO language or an OV language?

While learning German, I came across something that really boggles the mind—my mind. While practising German on the Duolingo app, I noticed that German sentence structure is similar to that of English,...
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What is the correct way to say “and the last is“?

I am talking about a number sequence and before the last number, I want to say: and the last is ... as, for example, in "1, 2, 3 ... and the last is 100". When I use a translator, it shows:...
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Do we add 'sind' in “are you…” type questions?

While learning German, I have noticed that in the example questions ("Are you" type), we do not use the word sind Q: Are you going? A: fährst du Instead of Sind fährst du (# I hope this ...
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Pop quiz activities for German

Is there a place like google word couch or any quiz place for German? I have recently started learning German from Youtube (Lingoni german) and a mobile app Duolingo. Now, while going through a few ...
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Is the word “Unterlagen” masculine or feminine?

I am studying german online via youtube, and in a lecture video about basic sentences, there were 2 sentences that baffled me based on my novice german grammar knowledge. Das sind Unterlagen. These ...
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bei vs in Firma

Sentence is: I am an intern in your company. I wrote: Ich bin eine Praktikantin bei ihrer Firma. Translator shows: Ich bin einen Praktikantin in Ihrer Firma. I learnt that while using company, ...
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ins vs zum Krankenhaus

My sentence is this: Because of this reason, I have to visit the hospital often with her. I wrote: Aus diesem Grund muss ich mit ihr zum Krankenhaus häufig besuchen. When I used translator, it ...
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Schreiben + An + Surname

What will be correct: Soll ich an Dr Mueller schreiben um meinen Brief zu errinern? or Soll ich Dr Mueller schreiben um meinen Brief zu errinern? I have found in a dictinary "ich schreibe ...
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Why is the Ch in Chiemsee & Cham not [h] but [k]?

I know that Chemnitz is not pronounced [Hem-nits] but [Kem-nits] due to its Slavic etymology origin (Kamenitsa/Kamienitsa etc.) But if so, why isn't it then spelled Kemnitz? That brings me to my ...
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Is there a term called component while using connectors in GermanGrammar? [closed]

The simply connector "dass" sends the verb at the end of the sentence. I have always learned it in this way but, one trainer says this is not true. Here is the sentence: Michael says, that ...
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When we will use “Halli-Hallo” Word?

I have a question regarding the German word Halli-Hallo. Wann benutzen wir dieses Wort: Halli-Hallo
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Kommasetzung vor wie

Hey habe noch mal eine Frage bzgl. Kommasetzung: "Mit Beginn einer Erkältung sinken die Leukozyten und erreichen teilweise Konzentrationen, wie sie bei anderen Krankheiten beobachtet werden."...
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How to use these similar meaning words gilten, anwenden, and auftragen?

When we go in the jungle, we must apply insect repellent. 1] My translate: Wenn wir im Wald gehen, muessen wir einen Insektenshutz gilten. 2] Google translate: Wenn wir im Wald spazieren gehen, müssen ...
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What is the difference between “wird” und “ist”? [duplicate]

What is the difference between "wird" and "ist"? I have read some articles and according to it, I use "ist" in the below sentence: "The keyboard is used for typing&...
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Unterschied: “an Ort und Stelle sein” vs “vor Ort und Stelle sein”?

Was ist der Unterschied? Gibt es Unterschied? Wenn gleich, warum braucht man beide Varianten? um die Sprache verwirrender zu machen? Bitte die Muttersprachler es verständiger zu machen, oder ...
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Unterschied: “vertreten sein” vs “anwesend sein”?

Ich wäre gern nochmal erklärt gewesen, von dem was der Unterschied zwischen den beiden wäre. zB in Sätzen: "Die ganze Musiklandschaft war an meiner Wand vertreten". "Bei der ...
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What are the similar words in German?

In English, especially in India, people use the terms "arranged marriage" that is the partner is found by parents or relatives and "love marriage" wherein both partners fall in ...
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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen öde und wüst?

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen öde und wüst? Ich weiß, dass beide Wörter noch Nebenbedeutungen haben, in denen sie sich unterscheiden. Ich möchte aber gern wissen, wie sich ihr Gebrauch ...
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adjektiv and komparativ lieber

Comparative form is lieber. This is how we study usually : gern, lieber, am liebsten On this site , it's given: https://www.verbformen.com/declension/adjectives/lieb.htm lieb, ...
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Unterschied: “Übermut” vs “Mutwille”?

hab im Duden angeschaut, die Unterschiede in den Bedeutungen sind so fein, dass man sehr schwierig die Wörter richtig merkt. Bitte die Profis um Tipps damit man besser die Unterschiede in Benutzung ...
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Unterschied: “vorübergehen” vs “vorüberkommen” vs “vorbeikommen”?

Ich wollte die Unterschiede in Benutzung und anderem wissen zw. diesen 3 Wörtern, wenn sie alle in einer und denselber Bedeutung gemeint sind, nämlich "unterwegs an eine Stelle gelangen und ...
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What is the right way to use “um…zu”?

um... zu should have same subjects in both main clause and subordinate clause. Here, how come "Noten" is not considered as different subject? Ich lerne viel, um gute Noten zu bekommen. I ...
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Unterschied: “über die Straßen fahren” vs “auf den Straßen fahren”?

Ich habe Schwierigkeiten die Präposition "über" zu verstehen... Ich dachte immer, dass "über" nur benutzt wird, wenn man etwas _überquert (über die Straße geht), also quer durch ...
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Unterschied: “eine Welle” vs “eine Woge”?

Ich fand im Wörterbuch, dass sie das Gleiche bedeuten. Sind sie gleich oder gibt es Unterschiede in Benutzung und Anderem? Ich finde persönlich, dass "Welle" akustisch besser klingt, ...
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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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Why always am Ende and not im Ende?

I have noticed this Ende comes with "am" preposition always. I know das Ende = an dem Ende dativ form. But, there are context wherien it seems like even "in" preposition can work ...
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Stress in Composita & Southern versus Northern German variants of Standard German in Stress

I (as a Bavarian native speaker) notice that Northern Germans when speaking standard German almost consistently use a different stress in composita, which can sound illogical to the Southern German ...
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Unterschied zw “verkünden” und “ausrufen”?

Es geht um die Wörter verkünden und ausrufen, also um Situationen, bei denen man etwas anderen meldet. Ich benutze normalerweise das Wort melden, aber es wäre toll, auch andere Wörter benutzen zu ...
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Quite confused with würde and wäre (Konjunktiv II)

Konjunktiv II Although, I had asked the query before related to würde and wäre but, I am not satisfied much with answer. I tried to make more examples to understand but get confused more when used ...
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How to use am vs ab?

The course will begin from the 1st Jan. Der Kurs beginnt am 1. Januar. Der Kurs beginnt ab dem ersten Januar. Can we interchangeably use am and ab to show the beginning of something on certain month ...
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How to use Praeteritum sollten in Indikativ and Konjunctiv?

I know the meaning of Indikativ and Konjunctiv II through forum answers. Sorry, I don't have link now. As per what I have read about the difference is : Indikativ is something real and in present. ...
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What does the word “wähh” mean?

Der ganze Fisch mit Kopf und Augen, das sieht so wähh aus! The "wähh" word over here is just an expression or has some meaning to it? Also, is it a positive or negative expression?
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How to use “sich freuen”?

In the first sentence, it is me being happy and in other sentence, she is happy. "freuen" is self-reflexive verb. So using "mich" in first sentence is understandable. Why don't we ...
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Is beeilen always a reflexive verb?

Sich beeilen = to hurry up Is it always a refliexive verb? I have come across this sentence too: Sie eilten herbei. (They hurried up.) Here eilten can also be used for "to hurry" and it ...
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How to use ausmachen?

Ich hab‘ gehört, das macht echt was aus. I heard ‘it really matters. I know ausmachen meaning is to turn off and another possible meaning is to make up. When I remove aus from above sentence, the ...
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How to use “komparativ als” usage with people and things?

Mein Körper schmerzt höher als bei anderen Menschen. My body pains higher than other people. Diese Schokolade ist süßer als andere Pralinen. This Chocolate is sweeter than other chocolates. While ...
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“Meiner Mutter Vater” -“Der Vater meiner Mutter”

Der Chef meines Vaters ist Koch ist das genauso möglich wie Meines Vaters Chef ist Koch gegen welche grammatikalischen Regeln wird hier verstoßen? (wenn überhaupt)
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Is there a simple way to learn when to use “den” or “dem”? [duplicate]

The most common answer is "You need to ask: 'Wen oder was gehört der Tisch?' or 'Wem oder was gehört der Tisch?'". For me it's the same. So, is there a different way to know which one to use?...
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What is the difference wäre and würde?

Is there any video lesson to show the difference between wäre and würde? Otherwise, could someone explain to me about this? I get confused a lot while using these words. I have noticed: wäre= would, ...
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What are some words only used in Hessen?

I know, that there is a dialect called „Hessisch“, and as someone speaking German in that region, I really did not realize, that something like an accent or different wordings exist here (yeah maybe I‘...
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Sentence Formation es liest ihn jemand

The last paragraph of some text is Nun weiß ich leider gar nicht, wie ich dem ehrlichen Finder danken kann. Vielleicht liest er ja diesen Blogeintrag oder es liest ihn jemand, dem er die Geschichte ...
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Cancelled abgesägt abgesagt or storniert

I am not keeping well that's why, I cancelled classes. Mir geht es nicht gut, deshalb habe ich den Unterricht abgesagt. When typed in Google translate, it is recorrecting as abgesägt. I cancelled my ...
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The role of ‘haben’ and ‘lassen’ as “model verb”s

I am confused by the roles of ‘haben’ and ‘lassen’ as “model verbs” (the reason of the double quote here, is because I’m not even sure how exactly to phrase the roles). Here are 2 examples: ‘Wir ...
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Verwirrung um den nüchternen Zustand

Ich halte mich für einen Muttersprachler und trotzdem bin ich am Ende. :-D Heißt es Ein Erwachsener in nüchternem Zustand... oder Ein Erwachsener im nüchternen Zustand... ? Je länger ich drüber ...
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Declension endings for years 90s 90er 50s 50er

Zum Glück konnte ich auch die 90er Jahre und die neue Generation erleben. Luckily, I could also experience 90s year/ time and new generation. In den 50er-Jahren übernahm Karl Furth das ...
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Bedarf vs das Bedürfnis vs die Anforderung

I want to write as: One should buy as per the needs. (Here, by needs I mean useful and necessary things for personal, family, house or office things) Man sollte nur nach Bedarf kaufen. Is the ...
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Grammar/Sources recomendation [duplicate]

I have just joined this community and I really want to learn by my own German. On StackExchange English Language they have lots of grammar suggestions, however, I could not find a similar post here (...
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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 ...
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Word order in sentence

I'm in self-learning phase. Please pardon me if you find it repeated/very basic. My question is: I understand subject should be at first and verb shall be at second position. But how do we arrange ...

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