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

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From a book on electromagnetism: Der Strahl besteht aus einfach positiv geladenen Ionen. Should the "einfach" in "einfach geladenen" be translated as "simply", in which case the sentence would retain its meaning if the word were removed, or does it have a more specific physical meaning? …
asked Jun 8 '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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Ich suche ein Wort für das Kinderspiel, in dem sich Kinder mit Wasser bekriegen. Wasserschlacht klingt gut, aber mein Wörterbuch merkt an, dass es ein Krieg "mit einem Wasserschlauch" sei. Ist das wah …
asked May 24 '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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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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Angenommen, man hat diese Liste: a. etwas b. etwas anderes c. noch etwas anderes Ich habe "Nummer a" und "Nummer b" in diesem Kontext gehört. Sind Buchstaben Nummern? Gibt es andere Zeiche …
asked May 26 '11 by Tim
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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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Looking up what the name of the game Teekesselchen means, I saw that dict.cc translates it as "homonym". It does, though, seem to be a diminutive of Teekessel (teapot). Can it really be used to mean …
asked Jun 5 '11 by Tim
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The song "Wer hat Angst vor Dracula?" contains the text: Bei Nacht, bei Nacht, bei Nacht, bei Nacht, im schi-scha-schubidupp Mondenschein. Is Schi-Scha-Schubidupp here a transmogrified adject …
asked Jun 5 '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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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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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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Haben die folgende Ausdrücke die gleiche Bedeutung? Ich habe bisher nur letzteren benutzt, habe aber kürzlich den ersten in meinem Deutschkursbuch gefunden. Irreale Wünsche Unrealistische Wü …
asked May 28 '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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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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