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Meaning of "Wandelbild" in old book

There are some uses of the word Wandelbild, but they apply to different subjects, among them moving pictures as seen in a dream (pre-cinema era). The problem with compound nouns is, that they leave ...
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Meaning of "Wandelbild" in old book

Apparently, "Wandelbild" is a compound "Wandel" + "Bild", literally "change/transformation" + "picture". German is fond of this type of compound and ...
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How can I explain "heimatdamisch"?

"damisch" is bavarian dialect for "dämlich" (dim-witted, asinine) but that doesn't really convey the meaning of it. So the can-be-looked-up-in-a-dictionary comments are quite ...
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Confusing sentence that seems to have a double negative

You have just missed a second meaning of the verb verpassen. In "eine Abreibung verpassen", "verpassen" means "to give".
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Confusing sentence that seems to have a double negative

The translator's. The construction here is "jemandem etwas verpassen", which means "to give someone something", often with things like "beating" or "thrashing". ...
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Help Translating Cemetery Monument Engraving in German

Feel free to edit. Hier ruhet in Gott Johannette Müller, aus Kirchen Regierungsbezirk Koblenz Preußen gest. 15 Jan 1875 Which translates to Here rests in god Johannette Müller, from Kirchen District ...
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