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German Translation Tips & Resources

Help with a German phrase for a tattoo

Hello Joanna. I came across your website after looking and looking for German translation help. Essentially, I am Scandinavian and German. I have paid

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Translation of "Love Bug"

Hi Joanna! I'm trying to find the proper German translation for the words Love Bug as in the Volkswagen car. I want to put it on a license plate as a

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Hi Joanna I am translating some German 'Death' Cards and come across (7JHr Abl.) and (30 TG Abl) I think they are something to do with indulgences or

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A real SBI! review from a real SBIer

This vintage SBI-er offers a real SBI! review because after 10 years of working with Ken Evoy and Solo Build It! she knows it does exactly what it says on the box!

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UG wohnung

Hi Joanna, i am wondering what UG stands for. i can speak a bit of german, lived 15 km from border but never heard of UG wohnung. cannot find it on the

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German name abbreviation

Could you tell me the full name abbreviated: Diedr.? I think it may be Diederich but I'm not sure. Thank you for your help.

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meaning of brummfidel

Any idea what Brummfidel means in English, as in the phrase Brummfidel, Pestilenz und Weltuntergang. I've checked about 20 online dictionaries. No luck.

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Would Institute of Linguists Diploma be an asset?

Hello Joanna What a brilliant idea for a website - thank you so much! I am 57 now and have always been interested in translating. I have a Joint Honours

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Looking for an online or distance learning program

Hi Joanna, I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, and am looking for a degree or certification program I can take online. I am completely bilingual, and have

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Translation From German to English: Literary Translation

Exploring the world of literary translation from German to English – my first experiences in book translation and life as a literary translator.

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