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verwalten The main meaning is to administrate. This is the job of a clerk or a civil servant. Ich verwalte meine Zeit. means, that you have a calendar and for everything you will do in the future is a entry in your calendar. Zeit verwalten doesn't mean that you are making plans for your future. It just means that you avoid colliding appointments and that ...


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sich befassen mit VS sich beschäftigen mit: der Unterschied im Gebrauch dieser zwei Verben sehe ich darin, dass man sie gezielt auf intellektuelle einerseits und praktische Interessen andererseits gebrauchen kann. "Sich befassen mit" sehe ich eher auf einen intellektuellen Inhalt gerichtet. Mein Ausgangspunkt ist die Sinnverwandschaft zwischen &...


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Native speakers have a very strong preference for using perfect (or pluperfect) after nachdem. The conjunction seems to almost demand it. The reason for this formal requirement is probably semantics. The perfect has a double function in German: on the one hand, it is a past tense, pretty much interchangeable with the preterite (simple past); on the other ...


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You cannot use the Präsens. Never use the Präsens after nachdem. (*) The subordinate clause introduced by nachdem always talks about events that are in the past from the point of view of the main clause. Therefore it must be in a perfect tense. German has three perfect tenses, called Perfekt, Plusquamperfekt and Futur II. Therefore, of your two options, the ...


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Ausschlafen really means 'to sleep until you're not tired anymore' as defined by Duden and DWDS. Since this requires a certain amount of tiredness, ausschlafen implies sleeping longer than in the nights the tiredness arose from, but not necessarily getting up later than usual. For people of the 'lark' chronotype, e.g., it might mean going to bed early. ...


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The difference is in the emphasis. “Morgengrauen” is the time when the morning is still dark and gray=grau. Emphasis on bad visibility, being gray. “Morgendämmerung” is the time when the sun starts to appear and then to rise. Emphasis is on the darkness ending. They are the same time. They are the same / different just like “glass half full” and “glass half ...


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