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What is the difference in the usage of the verbs "lernen" and "studieren"?

It's more complicated. Anke studiert Mathe. Anke is enrolled in the Mathematics program of a university. Anke lernt Mathe. Anke took her math book out, she reads it, and does some exercises. ...
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What is the difference in the usage of the verbs "lernen" and "studieren"?

"Lernen" would mean to learn something. You could learn something at a university as well(presumably). It is just used more generally, often convey that you have acquired some knowledge or ...
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What is the difference between the words "Haus" and "Hause"?

Hause is an older dative singular form. Many nouns allow that extra -e in dative singular. Nowadays you can find it mostly in fixed phrases as im Hause. Oberrat Huber ist gerade nicht im Hause, ...
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Connotation of geringfügig when used as an adverb

As a German native speaker, my feeling is that "unbedeutend" and "belanglos" mean the same, but "geringfügig" has another meaning. I agree with dict.cc that "...
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Connotation of geringfügig when used as an adverb

"geringfügig" conveys - to me as a native speaker anyway, no formal studies of our language - a meaning of "yeah, it's there, but it's minor. It's noticeable, but not in a big way."...
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Connotation of geringfügig when used as an adverb

In der Regel sind geringfügige Unterschiede von geringer Bedeutung, und soweit ich das überblicke unabhängig davon, ob das Wort adverbial oder adjektivisch eingesetzt wird. So oder so kann es aber ...
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Jetzt können sie langsam auch mal was sagen

The English translation in the subtitles makes much more sense: "At least they could make an announcement", but I don't understand how the German sentence meant that. This is not easy as ...
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Jetzt können sie langsam auch mal was sagen

The word "langsam" is the difficult part, I suppose. It means "slowly" when it is a manner adverb, close to the verb: "etwas langsam sagen", but it has another reading ...
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Was bedeutet "ja mal"?

Modalpartikel transportieren oft auch gar keine Bedeutung, sondern verstärken einfach die Aussage des Satzes oder machen den Satz "lebendiger" oder "würziger". Deshalb werden sie ...
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Why is "davon" used here? What's the meaning of it?

"da-words" (actually there is no other name for those) are often used as so-called Korrelat (correlate). Consider a simple sentence: Er hat eine Vorstellung vom Leben. "Vom Leben"...
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Why is "davon" used here? What's the meaning of it?

Forms like "davon" are combinations of a preposition and a pronoun, hence "davon" = "von dem". In your example, you use the pronoun part ("da-" = "das"...
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Was bedeutet "ja mal"?

"ja" und "mal" sind Modalpartikeln. Die Bedeutung ist notorisch schwierig zu beschreiben, auch https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modalpartikel ist nicht sehr hilfreich, weil dort ...
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Was bedeutet "ja mal"?

Dieses ja und das mal sind Modalpartikel. Da bin ich gespannt. Da bin ich ja gespannt. — Da bin ich gespannt, was dabei herauskommt. Da bin ich mal gespannt. — Da bin ich gespannt, ob das klappt. Da ...
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Was bedeutet "doch schon mal"?

Das klingt doch schon mal gut. Das sind Modalpartikel. Das eine ist doch, das andere schon mal als Kombination der Modalpartikel schon und mal. Modalpartikel haben für sich selbst keine Bedeutung. ...
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Was bedeutet "gerade eben noch mal"?

"Gerade eben" means "just a few moments ago". "Noch mal" or "nochmal" or "noch einmal" means "once again". The word "dir" is a ...
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Was bedeutet "doch noch"?

Nach meiner Meinung ist das Beispiel tatsächlich ein bisschen schwierig, aber es stimmt vermutlich, dass "doch noch" aus seinen einzelnen Bestandteilen verstanden werden kann. Trotzdem ist ...
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Was bedeutet "doch noch"?

"Wenn doch noch" means in this case: "falls" or "if / in case (of)" in english. But "in case of" would be more precise translated with "im Falle von". ...
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