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

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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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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Eifersucht und Neid? Mein Wörterbuch übersetzt beide Wörter nach jealousy.
asked May 24 '11 by Tim
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Oans, zwoa, drei, g’suffa! The first three words in the above quote are Bavarian for “eins, zwei, drei”. Is g’suffa also Bavarian, and what does it mean?
asked May 26 '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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"/"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"Etwas aus dem Effeff können" means "to be able to do something blindfolded", that is, to do it really well and almost by reflexes. There does not seem to be a consensus on what Effeff actually means. …
answered May 27 '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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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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