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Bedeutung - Questions on definitions and nuances of words, phrases or sentences.

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Im Märchen Das Tröglein baut der Sohn ein hölzernes Tröglein. Was ist das?
asked Jan 14 '12 by Tim
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Ich habe beide die Grippe und die echte Grippe als Namen für die Influenza gehört. Gibt es einen Unterschied zwischen die Grippe und die echte Grippe?
asked Oct 27 '11 by Tim
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Kaputt according to Duden: entzwei; defekt; nicht mehr funktionierend Which of these items are "kaputt" in this sense? a glass jar broken in half a glass jar with a crack that leaks water but …
asked Aug 21 '11 by Tim
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Besides stating something obvious, "apparently" can be used to indicate surprise: I just got my essay back. Apparently "diphthong" is spelt with "th". Could it be translated with "anscheinend" i …
asked Aug 19 '11 by Tim
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Is a "Schmankerl" a regional specialty, or does it refer to delicatesses anywhere although the word is used in Bavaria and Austria? Duden and Wiktionary give the meanings "besonderer Leckerbissen" an …
asked Aug 13 '11 by Tim
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Some translations for Kerl are fellow, bloke, guy, chap and dude. Most of them are (somewhat) gender-neutral. What about Kerl?
asked Aug 1 '11 by Tim
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Einmal hörte ich, in einem alten Technolied, die Konstruktion „Was für ein …?“. Seitdem verwende ich diese Konstruktion für Fragen, wie: „Was für ein Genus hat dieses Wort?“ „Dein Rock ist schön. Wa …
asked Jun 24 '11 by Tim
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adventure or a morphine fix right now — or the more permanent state — the drug addiction or the personality trait of seeking adventures? If the answer is only one of the meanings: Is there a similar word for the other meaning? …
asked Jun 23 '11 by Tim
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"/"Baltisches Meer". Is the difference between the words purely etymological, or is there a difference in meaning? If so, is it merely oceanographic, or do laypeople know the difference? …
asked Jun 23 '11 by Tim
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Ich habe mich gefragt, warum „das Weihnachten“ sächlich ist. Es kommt wahrscheinlich vom Wort „das Nachten“, aber das Wort kann ich in keinem Wörterbuch finden. Ich kann nur die Herkunft von „die Weih …
asked Jun 16 '11 by Tim
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The words "durchfallen" ("to fail") and "der Durchfall" ("diarrhea") seem to have completely different meanings. Is it possible to use the former to mean "to have diarrhea" and the latter to mean "fai …
asked Jun 15 '11 by Tim
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My dictionary translates "curious (inquisitive)" to "neugierig". There are two kinds of inquisitive curiosity, though: the temporary, pressing desire to find something out, and the long-term character …
asked Jun 10 '11 by Tim
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From Georg Kreisler's Der General: Die erste ist verheiratet, ich glaub, mit a Chauffeur. Die zweite ist sogar mit einem Doktor. Der wird sie einmal heiraten -- so sogt er. (laughter from …
asked Jun 10 '11 by Tim
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Die zweite [Tochter] ist sogar mit einem Doktor. Der wird sie einmal heiraten. „Sogar mit jdm. sein“ beschreibt anscheinend eine Beziehung. Was für eine Beziehung ist es? Ist es symmetrisch? D.h: …
asked Jun 9 '11 by Tim
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People say "passt scho" here all the time. Does that mean "passt so" or "passt schon"? Is there any difference between using "passt scho" and whichever of those two it means?
asked Jun 9 '11 by Tim

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