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Übersetzung - Questions on issues while translating from or to German. Use with care as these questions are very likely to be closed as a translation request, which would be off topic. Don't use this tag on phrase requests or proverb analogies.

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Correctly translating “Assume” and “Suppose” to German in Mathematics

It is common in mathematics in English to use the words assume and suppose differently, that is, to use the word assume when dealing with a reduction or case, while using the word suppose when looking ...
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What would the correct German lyrics of „Soft Kitty” in The Big Bang Theory be?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0PIbjkGj67Y It sounds like this: Weiches Kätzchen, warmes Kätzchen, das nie und nimmer möht, liebes Kätzchen, müdes Kätzchen, schnörrt, schnörrt, schnörrt. ...
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I want to say something nice to my German girlfriend [on hold]

I recently started dating a German lady and I want to say something nice to her in German. The phrase I want to say is: You're a wonderful lady and I am lucky to be with you. The translation I have ...
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Wandel and Wechsel

I saw somewhere the following quote: Wandel und Wechsel liebt, wer lebt. What is the best way to translate this quote into English? My attempt: Who lives, likes change and abrupt change.
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How to say “custom-made products?”

Which is the most common way a German native speaker would say custom-made products tailor-made products tailored products
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Übersetzung von „Neo-Victorian“

Hat dieses Genre im Deutschen einen Eigennamen, oder wurde es bis jetzt einfach nicht übersetzt? (Bei einer Google-Suche find ich nur automatische Übersetzungen von z.B. Etsy.)
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Unable to distinguish the meaning of two sentences which have words placed in different positions

What is the difference between the following two sentences. Google translate is showing different meaning for them. Sent 1: Sie ist letzten Monat schon drei geworden Sent 2: Sie ist letzten schon ...
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What is the translation for this song and maybe the name of the song

My great grandmother turned 100 today and received a gift with parts of a German song mostly with quacking. But the little lyrics that I could find, my mom can't translate them either (she lived in ...
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How to translate “being like”?

I can't find how to translate the informal expressions being like/going like, often used in spoken informal English in sentences like these: At first I didn't understand, but then I was like "...
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How to translate “city distance signs”

How to translate in German: There aren't many of these city distance signs around. Example: London 10000km Singapore 2000km
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Wohlstand gehört nur'n Bauch (¡?)

I have recently been hooked to the "Der Mann und das Meer" song from Fynn Kliemann. There is a bit that I don't quite get. Im Leinenanzug bis zum Knöchel im Wasser Rücken zur Hütte, Gesicht in ...
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Meaning of “zu” in “Austellung zu Karl Valentin”

What is the meaning of the word "zu" here in this sentence? Der Museumsführer zeigt den Touristen die Ausstellung zu Karl Valentin.
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Was bedeutet “in die Knie zwingen”?

Was bedeutet: "Das Problem zwingt mich in die Knie"?
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I want to formulate a more advanced sentence in German describing why I want to take an English course [closed]

I want to write a letter for a language school and to ask them about the English courses they offer. I need a course to improve my English for sending Emails and making telephone calls (Work reasons). ...
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“Ich verstehe, warum du so verwirrt bist, denn ich habe so etwas auch erlebt” Does this sentence fit in the context?

A friend wrote me a letter, asking me how he should learn French, he was so confused and overwhelmed as he asked a lot of questions. Does this expression make sense, or in other words, does it fit in ...
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How to say in German “enjoying home comforts”

How do you translate "At the moment I am enjoying home comforts." Is it "Ich genieße häuslichen Komfort"? Basically it means I'm enjoying the comfort of my home (things in a house that makes it ...
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Can I use the word “Senior” as part of a job title directly in German?

I prepare my CV in German and I want to say Senior Design Engineer and Senior Engineer. On Stack Exchange, I saw that erfahrener was used for senior. However, on the Internet, mostly, people direct ...
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How to ask “Are you ready?” in German? [closed]

I am learning German and want to write to someone to ask if they are ready for when the visit me next week. I know the word fertig means like finished? Or done? I think I need to use the term ...
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Welches deutsche Wort entspricht am besten dem Englischen „awkward“?

Ist das passende Wort peinlich oder unangenehm? Ich hab Beides gehört.
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What is the meaning of “so” in 1 John in Luther’s Bible (1912)?

I am trying to work on my German skills (very rusty after years of disuse), and I am reading the 1912 Lutherbibel alongside my English Standard Version as well as the NA28 (original Greek). In 1 ...
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Deutsches Wort für “check”

Für "check" im Sinne von "to validate that something works", denke ich, dass das Wort "prüfen" passt. Aber in folgenden Fällen: I need to check what that word means. Check to see if it works. ...
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Help with the use of the subjunctive [closed]

I am trying to translate this sentence, but I can't figure out how to: The doorkeeper said that even if he were able to enter, he would have found himself facing two other doorkeepers, one ...
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Correctly using [closed]

I would like to congratulate my friend's wife. But I am not sure how to say on German Heute ist die Frauen Tag. Grüßen sie bitte Frau Mager von mir und senden meine Glückwünsche... Will be it ...
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How do you say “my friend is throwing a party, do you wanna come?” in german

What is the “umgangsprachliche” way to say: Hey, my friend is throwing a party on saturday. Do you want to come? It’s a more casual thing, so I didn’t want to say Ein Freund von mir ...
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Is there a German word for “analytics”?

The term analytics (as in Google Analytics, etc.) isn't a well-defined term but it’s understood especially in the context of web and technology. Translating the term to German yields things like ...
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Meaning of the verb from old scientific text “colirt”

I am comparing machine translations of a paragraph from 1890s Beilstein Handbook for an educational paper. There is a word which I cannot find in a dictionary: The topic is on the occurrence of ...
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this, these, that, those, diese, das relationship

I haven't seen any corresponding translation in German for this, these, that, those. Instead, there are both diese and das being used as pronoun and both seem to be used for both plural and singular ...
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Gehört zum guten Ton

What does this mean? Like having a good custom?
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Old scientific German

This sentence is from a 19th century Handbuch (famously called Beilstein Handbuch der Organischen Chemie): Die Glykoside werden durch Ausziehen der Pflanzenstoffe u.s.w. mit Wasser oder Alkohol ...
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How to translate “Trinkets, odds and ends”

Me again, still writing my book and still naming all the chapters in Deutsch. I'm trying to translate phrase "trinkets, odds and ends", but I'm really confused, as Google suggests "Schmuckstücke, ...
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Apperoseife - meaning

Please explain the meaning of "apperoseife". There is no context, only one word. It's just a caption to the photo in the magazine. I checked all dictionaries, no dice. I found this word in the ...
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Das sprichwörtliche Tüpfelchen auf dem i

Was bedeutet folgende Phrase? das sprichwörtliche Tüpfelchen auf dem i
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What's the most appropriate English translation for 'Bildsprache'? [closed]

I've seen 'visual language' offered as a translation but I've never encountered this in English before. Would 'visual identity' be more fitting? Context: It's relating to an advertising\marketing ...
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usage of “eben noch”

I have read that "eben noch" usualy means "a minute ago" or something that implies past time. But in this text: +"Ich kann kein Tablett tragen! Das weißt du doch!" -"Dann üben wir das eben noch." ...
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Reden, wie einem der Schnabel gewachsen ist

What does this German sentence mean? Reden, wie einem der Schnabel gewachsen ist. „Du hast eine entzückende Art zu plaudern, wie dir der Schnabel gewachsen ist.“
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What is the German equivalent of the English phrase “Good Boy” or the most common/popular phrase used to praise a dog?

I am writing a novel and I need a one word/short phrase for the most common way an individual would praise a dog in German. Either the equivalent of the English phrase "Good Boy" or a popular ...
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Ist “einzukaufen” richtig?

Today I found an interesting word: zusammenzuwohnen. The sequence of thoughts have brought me to this sentence: Es ist leicht im Supermarkt einzukaufen Does it (einzukaufen) make sense?
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Sentence Structure in “Wir wollen uns nun Vokabeln zu darstellender Kunst ansehen.”

I have the following sentence in my textbook: Wir wollen uns nun Vokabeln zu darstellender Kunst ansehen. As the subject is "Wir", I can say the conjugation is going to be the same as the ...
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What's the word Germans give to walls that aren't well soundproofed?

For example, I want to explain how I can hear what my neighbours are saying. So I would say my flat is ____________ ?
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What is the German word for “attack” that police/military personal use to command German Shepherd dogs?

I'm writing a novel and I need to know a one word command for what a police office or military commander would use when telling their German Shepherd to attack a dangerous prisoner who is attempting ...
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How would you translate events like 'International Women's Day', 'Earth Day' etc… Are these Sondertage?

I'm researching these for a project at work and don't know how to refer to them.
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Wie kann ich das auf Deutsch sagen?

"If you kinda want something, then you will kinda get the results you want." Ich habe einige Ideen, zum Beispiel: Wenn du es nur halbherzig willst, dann erzielst du auch nur halbherzige Ergebnisse. ...
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Meaning of a quote on “Umgebung” and “Unterricht”

I saw the following quote somewhere: Den besten Unterricht zieht man aus vollständiger Umgebung. I understand every word in this sentence, but I don't get the main idea of the whole sentence.
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How would I ask for superking(extra large) cigarettes in german?

In Scotland, I always buy superking cigarettes, and I was wondering if there was a word for this I could use when I travel to Berlin.
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“Es waren … darunter”

This question also has an answer here (in German): "Es" in "Es ist gutes Wetter" However, that answer is in German, and clearly, my grasp of German is not sufficient to ...
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Deutsche Ausgabe von “A river of Grass” von Marjorie Stoneman Douglas [closed]

Wurde das Buch A River of Grass von Marjory Stoneman Douglas jemals ins Deutsche übersetzt? Und wenn es übersetzt wurde, wurde Ein Fluss von Gras als Titel verwendet?
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Definition of German Word “Sicherungssatz” in Backup Context

I try to find the definition for the german word "Sicherungssatz" used in IT backup context. All articles I find just use the word without explaining it. The first part of the word "Sicherung" ...
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How do I say, “that’s what you're supposed to do” in german? [closed]

How do I say, “that’s what you're supposed to do” in german?
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Was bedeutet Thée auf Deutsch?

What is the meaning of the word Thée in the attached picture? Is it German? Here is whole photo and in context of book. Here is the cover of the book from where the above photos were taken:
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Can “niemand” be used alone to mean nobody as in “I am a nobody” in German

I have to make a design for someone and he wants me to have the word "niemand" repeated to mean "nobody" as in "I am a nobody". He doesn't speak German but needs German in the design. I just want to ...