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Difference between "einfach" and "nur"
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Einfach means 'simple' or 'simply', and nur means 'only' or 'merely'. Also, einfach can be used as an adjective or adverb, whereas nur is only an adverb (or conjunction), never an adjective.

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Can "Ganz Andere" really be translated to "wholly other"?
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No, absolutely not. That translation is incorrect! I propose 'the complete opposite' or 'the utterly alien'. 'The wholly other' is a bad translation and the OP is right to question it. There are many ...

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Dictionaries with example sentences for each entry
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Though no D-E dictionary of which I am aware provides illustrative sentences for every entry (this is quite unnecessary and would be extremely costly) the Muret-Sanders Encyclopedic dictionaries have ...

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What is the difference between the words "Ergebnis" and "Resultat"?
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One (Resultat) is of Latin origin, making it a loan word which coexists alongside the German word Ergebnis. You may want to read The Emergence of German as a Literary Language 1700–1775 by Eric A. ...

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How do Germans refer to people without caring about the gender
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Students (and of course all sexually reproducing creatures) don't have genders, they have sexes (male and female are different sexes; masculine and feminine nouns are different genders). The word you ...

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Which is better - with which or with whom?
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German does not have distinct personal pronouns like English, only relative pronouns, with the exception that damit, womit cannot be used of persons; mit dem or mit den is used instead. You have to ...

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Parameters of Reasoning - auf Deutsch?
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Die Grenzen der Vernunft is my suggestion.

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Where to position "my husband"?
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I would say it this way, but I am no native speaker: Im Sommer würde ich gern nach Italien fahren. (Based on: Ich würde gern ? im Sommer ? nach Italien ? fahren.) If you need to add mit meinem ...

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Finding Subject and Object in "Joachim Gauck ist der Präsident"
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There is no 'object'. The subject is 'Joachim Gauck' and the predicate is 'president'.

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Warum nicht Dativ in "Er bricht den Stab über ihn"?
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You may want to consult Curme on this one. I think it may have to do with 'pronounced transitive force'. Dative is often used when things are at rest or localized (er geht in der Stadt: he is walking ...

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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen "Moral" und "Ethik"?
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Neither is a native German word, but Latin. The best thing to do would be to consult a German specialty dictionary dealing with philosophical terms. Die Moral in German is usually translated as '...

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Are old textbooks still useful for learning German?
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Of course they are still useful. Languages generally change slowly. The more formal the register, the slower the change. The latest slang may have changed, but such books generally don't attempt to ...

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“dass alle unsere Bewusstheit sich auf Irrthümer bezieht” – meaning of “sich beziehen”
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Here is the revised version: 11 Das Bewusstsein.— Die Bewusstheit ist die letzte und späteste Entwickelung des Organischen und folglich auch das Unfertigste und Unkräftigste daran. Aus der ...

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What is the correct imperative form of "wiederholen"?
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Wiederhol! I believe is the answer. Wiederholen Sie bitte die folgenden Sätzte would be the polite form that I learned in college.

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Translation of "better than I thought it would be"
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'Thought' here means 'expected', so your translation should use the verb erwarten, not denken. Es war etwas Besseres als das, was ich erwartete. erwarten

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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen "Worte" und "Wörter"?
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Worte are words used in a passage or speech. Wörter are words of a language considered as individual entities, as in a dictionary (which is called a Wörterbuch for that reason)

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Gender-neutral singular third-person pronoun
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What you are referring to is third person, not first person. The first person is 'I' or 'we' (German ich or wir). Also, what do you mean by 'requirement'? Ahem There is no such thing in German (if ...

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The determination of general gender for "Deutsche"
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I think it would be jeder Deutsche based on the normal declensions, and thus ein Deutscher if it's one German. It's spelled as if it's an adjective: jeder deutsche Mann (or Mensch). If you take off ...

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'Witzig' bei Nietzsche
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Here are some examples: cunning and deceit Devious: Main Entry:de£vi£ous Pronunciation:dv**s also -vy*s Function:adjective Etymology:Latin devius, from de from, away + -vius (from via way, road) * ...

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Is "Möchte Sie" acceptable?
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So far as I know: If Sie is capitalized, it means 'you' and takes the verb möchten. If sie is not capitalized, it means 'they' if the verb is möchten. If sie is not capitalized, it means 'she' ...

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