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Länderadjektive

Servus miteinander, könnte mir jemand bitte erklären, wie die adjektive der Länder bestimmt werden? Gibt es eine Regel dazu? Beispiele: England > englisch Irland > irisch ... aber ... ...
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Why are foot and feet both "Fuss" in German? [closed]

Foot is singular, feet is plural. Why does Google translator fail to distinguish the difference and return "Fuss" for both?
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When are adverbs placed before verb?

While studying German I encountered a sentence: Wie lange wohnst du schon hier? and the translation of this sentence was given as follow: How long have you been living here? Since I am new to ...
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Was bedeutet aufsinken in dem Satz unten?

Was bedeutetet aufsinken? Beispiel: Ein Tauchboot sank um 156m auf nun 233m unter dem Meeresspiegel.
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How and when to use this dienen verb?

As I checked the dictionary there are different meanings for it which are unrelatable with each other. I came across this sentence in book: Neue Zeiten brechen an, denn in Zukunft können etwa zum ...
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Forming a subordinate clause after "Du bist dran..."

Du bist heute dran mit dem Kochen, nicht? Is it wrong to write Du bist heute dran zu Kochen, nicht? I don't understand the use of mit dem kochen. Can't I use zu Kochen instead?
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List of words that demonstrate all German consonant and vowel sounds

Is there a list of words that demonstrates all German consonant and vowel sounds, including the rule that applies and its IPA representation? For example: short and long vowels diphthongs ending d ...
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German word for towel or a fabric that helps dry baby's skin after bath starts with "Wasch_"

I am watching German video on how to bathe a newborn baby, The lady explaining asks for "towel" (the word I am trying to find) to be ready. I looked it up in a few dictionaries but couldn't ...
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What is the best verb to use with Termin-booking ,geben oder anbieten oder bieten?

Whats best to say in formal german: Können Sie mir bitte einen Termin geben/anbieten/bieten/vorschlagen?
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Difference between "Seite öffnen" and "Öffne die Seite"

Seite öffnen - Open the page Öffne die Seite - Open the page (present tense imperative?) The same applies to: Fenster schließen - close the window Schließe das Fenster - close the window (present ...
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Why some compound words have hyphens? [duplicate]

I'm learning German, and I also like to study World War II, so every now and then I stumble upon hyphenated words in German that I'd like to syntactically understand better. For instance, why Prinz-...
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Wo kommt der Ausdruck "Im Laufe" her?

Das Verb ist laufen, der Nomen ist der Lauf (die Läufe, Pl.). Also warum schreibt man "Im Laufe des letzten Jahres" anstatt "Im Lauf des letzten Jahres". Wo kommt "Laufe" ...
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Bei or von: difference and how to use

Could someone explain what is a difference "Bei den Fachleuten werden gennant" oder "von den Fachleuten werden gennant"? Which one is correct? original my sentence: Bei den ...
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Table vs bullet style in German

I am writing an essay and using a lot of tables to compare data I use. I would like to rewrite some of them by using bullet style, but I don’t know how to start such sentence in German. Original ...
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How to know which conjugation wird, when used for different examples that coincide with ist?

I am combining my previous posts to this question. My comments were not notified with right tags to the people who answered my questions, so I deleted comments and I am creating new question here. ...
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geborgen vs sicher

To say that the place is safe and secure which verb will be used : geborgen or sicher? I have generally seen sicher adjectiv while reading. I tried using geborgen adjective as in this sentence: It's a ...
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Direct and Indirect Akkusative Dative Spielen

Playing is the movement then why do we not consider the object used with it as Akkusativ . EGg Ich spiele am Computer. Why not an den Computer? While using translator to verify articles, I noticed it ...
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What are the Grammar rules in gesucht haben könnte

Yesterday, I watched a episode of Tatort. I didn't understand the structure of following sentence. Gibts einen Hinweis, wonach der Täter gesucht haben könnte. I checked konjunktiv 2 Vergangenheit ...
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Question about position of words in a sentence

Also ich habe es geschafft or Also habe ich es geschafft To me the second one sounds more like a question. And first one would be a more "spoken way".
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What’s the best way to actually test yourself in German?

I am currently learning German and have a friend from Morocco who understands a little. Most of the time when I have a conversation in German people seem to understand what I’m trying to say. But I ...
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Subjekt "man" bei mehreren Prädikaten

I've got three sentences with the same problem: "Geht man von zwei Sätzen aus und verbindet (man) sie mit einer Konjunktion, dann erkennt man, dass [...]." "Betrachtet man eine Menge X ...
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Kann man ein Vergehen begehen?

Ich möchte ganz einfach wissen, ob diese Redewendung/dieser Satz etwas auf Deutsch bedeutet, ob sie/er einen Sinn hat. Und was wäre diese Bedeutung?
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Personal Pronouns: Nominative case

For a few months, I have been studying German online from the youtube channel, GermanwithJenny. During an exercise, I came across an example sentence: Sie mag ihre Lehrerin. I was not sure about the ...
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habe schon vs war bereits

There are already questions related to bereits and schon in this forum. I made this sentence: I've already stayed at your hotel with my friends. Ich habe schon mit meinen Freunden in Ihrem Hotel ...
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How come zum is the right usage here?

I came across this line: Teilen der Stadt fielen einem Erdbeben zum Opfer. which means : Parts of the city fell victim to an earthquake. I understand, English and German cannot always be same in ...
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Wishing a colleague a nice return to work after her vaccation

Is this sentence correct: Ich wünsche dir eine angenehme Rückkehr in die Arbeit. Can one say this in German or would it make no sense?
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Position of Indirect object in German questions

In the sentence, "Woher hat sie die Schuhe?" which means "Where does she have the shoes from?", shouldn't the pronoun sie take the dative case? As Die Schuhe is the direct object, ...
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What does "Richten Sie ihr bitte" mean?

In the context of a phone call, one side said: Der Termin dauert bis ca. 14h, möchten Sie eine Nachricht hinterlassen? And the other said: Richten Sie ihr bitte, das ich ihr eine E-mail geschickt ...
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Eine Frage zu „genügend“: Ein Adjektiv oder Adverb? || A question on "genügend": an adjective or adverb?

---Diese Frage ist auf zwei Sprachen geschrieben.--- Hallo Zusammen, heute habe ich einen Satz in der Zeit Wissen gelesen, nämlich „Erreicht man mit solchen kulturellen Angeboten genügend Menschen, um ...
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Unterschied zwischen Haus & Heim

was ist der Unterschied zwischen Haus & Heim? z.b. es ist ebenso wie House & Home am Englisch? Im translate schreibt es: ENG zu DEU: I'am at home --> Ich bin zu Hause Aber Sie kennen, ...
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"Wobei" or "darin"?

The sentence structure is: I would like to talk about the food, wherein I will talk about it's apperance, advantages and disadvantages. In such type of sentence, I tend use "darin". The ...
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Erwartungen should always be used with "an"?

My sentence: The expectation of the grades are high. Die Erwartungen von der Noten sind hoch. Translator: Die Erwartungen an die Noten sind hoch. When I searched on Google, most random links have the ...
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Unterschied zwischen "Intelligent", "Klug" & "Schlau"

Ich bin neu im Deutsch. In meinem Buch (Menschen B1.1), habe ich zwei Sätze mit Intelligent & Klug gesehen. Was ist der Unterschied zwischen diese? Und was bedeutet Schlau? Ist es das Gleich ...
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Is usage of machen correct here?

My sentence: There are some games and also videos available in order to make learning easier. Es gibt einige Spiele und auch Videos um einfach lernen zu machen. Translator: Es gibt einige Spiele ...
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Sentence structure with trotzdem

Is it necessary to have a verb after "nach" or we can begin the next clause of the sentence? In my opinion, nevertheless e-books are more environmental friendly than paper books. My ...
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Structure of sentence right or not

My sentence: There are new devices only for reading Ebooks. Es gibt neue Geräte nur für E-Books zu lesen. Translator: Es gibt neue Geräte zum E-Book-Lesen nur für. Is my sentence wrong ? Can the ...
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"Seit..." sentence in German [closed]

Which one is correct? Seit eine woche, bin ich aus Berlin zurückbekommen. Es ist eine Woche seit ich uns Berlin zurückgekommen bin
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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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