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Yes, zehngeschossig and neunstöckig can mean the same building. The reason is that Geschoss means floor (everything that is on one level). There is, consequently, also an Erdgeschoss (ground floor), a Dachgeschoss (attic or so), Zwischengeschoss (some lesser floor intermediate level, e.g. for keeping auxiliary rooms), etc. Stock always means a level ...


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For me the phrase "tödlich verletzt" is not the same as "getötet". For example if a plane crashes a native speaker wouldn't say "tödlich verletzt". Here a news article. The relevant part is here: ... Nacht auf Mittwoch alle 176 an Bord befindlichen Personen getötet. "Tödlich verletzt" often means killed due to the injuries but the time when the person ...


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Maschine is a hyperonym of Flugzeug: the latter is a kind of machine, but there are many other kinds of machines. Seine Maschine flog nach Berlin. In a sentence like this, the context makes it pretty clear that Maschine refers to an airplane. This figure of speech is called synecdoche. There are different types of synecdoche. Er ging nach Amerika. (...


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I would simply say (and I actually do): Ich bin aufgewachsen in Ouagadougou. Ich bin in Schnürpflingen aufgewachsen. This is, for my understanding, a neutral expression: it indicates the place (country, city, or whatever), but it does not imply emotional, ethnic or whatever attachment, but also not explicit detachment. Or if it is not about your ...


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As the previous answers and some comments already show, opinions about the difference between these two words (and others with similar meaning) differ. That is because there is no exact definition of these terms. The only thing probably all would agree to is that bis gleich refers to a shorter time period than bis später. So this list is just my personal ...


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Maschine is a broader term, you often hear it instead of Motorrad (motorcycle) for example. This behavior is called Totum pro parte, “the whole for a part“.


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Dass es sich bei beiden Beispielen um korrektes Deutsch handelt, steht außer Frage. Was an der Verwendung von welcher, welch, welche und welches stilistisch unschön sein sollte, erschließt sich mir nicht. Aber Stilfragen sind nicht selten Geschmacksfragen. So ist für meinen Geschmack das Duden-Beispiel diejenigen, welche die beste Arbeit geleistet ...


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Yes there is a significant difference. "Maschine" refers to any kind of machine including airplanes, typically liners "Flugzeug" refers to an airplane of any kind including military ones "Flugmaschine" typically refers only to small planes (with few to no passengers) including historic ones Most "Flugzeuge" can be called "Maschine" but most "Maschinen" are ...


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As a native speaker, the second example would imply that someone / something was actively involved in the brain creation. However, I personally would say unser Gehirn ist dafür ausgelegt


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Probably no native speaker would use either of those in that context. I would disagree with the previous answers, as I can say "Ich habe eine Liste angelegt" ("I made a list"), which is me being actively involved in its creation. According to the Duden, "Anlegen" means that you create a structure or structured thing. For example a statistic, a document or ...


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So, is there any difference between the two? The difference is in the amount of time expected to see the addressee again. Bis gleich. Means a very short amount of time, minutes or so. Bis später. Is used for a bigger amount of time, hours or even days. ... but I am wondering if there exists a situation in which I should use one in ...


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Please note that in some parts of Germany you use the "American" floor numbering: The former GDR (eastern Germany) and parts of Baden in the south-west of Germany. My family comes from a part of Baden where the "American" floor numbering system is traditionally used by families that live in that region for multiple generations. Before reading this ...


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Das Alter eines Benutzers, das diesem Wunschalter am nächsten kommt, gibt die folgende Formel aus – gleich, ob jünger oder älter. oder Das Alter eines Benutzers, das diesem Wunschalter am nächsten kommt – gleich, ob jünger oder älter –, gibt die folgende Formel aus.


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