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German word for 'feeling no particular way' without negative connotation?

It is hard to find a word that will never carry a negative connotation, because there are situations where indifference is not considered socially acceptable. In those situations any word expressing ...
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Is "Haben Sie + noun phrase" or "Gibt es + noun phrase" more idiomatic?

The machine translated sentences are seemingly trying to be more idiomatic and standard German (I'm anthropomorphising here of course), while your translations are more literal. Both yours and theirs ...
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Is "Haben Sie + noun phrase" or "Gibt es + noun phrase" more idiomatic?

The literal meaning is quite different. The first example means "Do YOU have something", the other means "Does something EXIST." So it all depends on context. If you ask in a shop ...
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German word for 'feeling no particular way' without negative connotation?

The word you're looking for might be Ausgeglichenheit or as an adjective/adverb ausgeglichen. It doesn't carry any connotation in one or the other direction: the scale is balanced, not going up or ...
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