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Was bedeutet »Du hast echt an alles gedacht«?
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Auf Deutsch macht der Satz nicht viel mehr Sinn als auf Englisch. You really thought of everything. Da ich das Bild nicht kenne, kann ich nur Annahmen treffen. Ich denke, dass du entweder äußerst ...

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Is there a connection between 'schmettern' and 'Schmetterling'?
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As idmean said Schmette means Cream. You let the milk stay over night to let the cream settle on top of it in order to make butter out of it. If you didn't cover your bucket properly you had visitors ...

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I want to formulate a more advanced sentence in German describing why I want to take an English course
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Other than the typo, it's a proper sentence. Still it's a bit stiff (but not wrong!). I'd write: Ich möchte (a tad more polite and binding. würde sounds too optional) im nächsten Jahr einen ...

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"Er wuchs ein verschlossenes Kind" & "Er ist ein verschlossener Mensch gewachsen"?
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You mean like in to grow to be smth.? There's no directly translatable expression in German I know. But if you want to emphasize the development/progress, add such a adverbial expression like: im ...

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what is the meaning of "gier und gar" in poetry?
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I never heard of it before and your post is the only hit in an online search... Maybe you mean "ganz und gar". That just means "completely", "totally", ... "without leftovers".

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Meaning and word class of “willen” in “um Gottes willen” and “um Himmels willen”?
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The Duden states it's a preposition. It's used with a genitive. And it derived from Wille (will) as its accusative singular. I don't know how to translate erstarrt (solidified) correctly. But I would ...

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Why is “eine Sicherung ziehen” sometimes used for “to make a backup”?
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In my opinion the expression ZIEHEN derieves from DRAG in this case. With the first graphical systems drag&drop became an expression. That was translated by MS as "hinüberziehen" (from one ...

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Meaning of “schlecht Spanisch sprechen”
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It means, she spoke it poorly/badly, had no skills.

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Der Unterschied zwischen "verwehren" und "verbieten"
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Nimm die Parteien A, B und C an. A will etwas von B nehmen. B verwehrt A diesen Wunsch. C verbietet A diesen Wunsch. B kann allerdings auch verbieten. Verbieten bedeutet natürlich auch, dass C (und B) ...

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