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By K. B. Beaton

A tremendous hassle confronted by means of English audio system studying German is that of discovering precisely the correct German note to translate an English note in a specific context. This dictionary makes a speciality of these phrases which reason specific problems for audio system of English, supplying longer articles than these present in conventional bilingual dictionaries.

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Während ich im Rathaus wartete, las ich die behördlichen Bekanntmachungen, die dort aushingen. ', but Bekanntgabe is more usual with a following gen. Die Bekanntgabe der Ergebnisse der Tarifverhandlungen erfolgte durch Anschlag/Aushang in allen Betrieben. )iii. ' The company reported/announced an increased profit/the discovery of a uranium deposit. Der Schatzmeister des Vereins gab bekannt, daß der Überschuß der Einnahmen über die Ausgaben 500 Mark betrug. iv. Durchsagen means 'to announce information by loudspeaker' and is also applied to the announcement by radio of information useful to the public.

Der Seminarleiter sagte: 'Ich möchte zuerst etw. ' Sie hat ihre Ankunft/ihre Rückkehr für nächsten Monat angesagt. Der neue Premierminister hat der Korruption den Kampf angesagt (announced that he will fight it, declared war on it). vi. , or organized events which are planned for the future. Die Direktion hat eine Neuorganisation des Betriebes angekündigt. Die Regierung kündigte verschärfte Maßnahmen gegen die Steuerhinterziehung an. Man kündigte das Konzert durch Plakate und Zeitungsanzeigen an.

Cf. 2. i. Ganz is used with geographical names without an article or inflection and means 'the whole population or area'. Ganz Schottland, ganz Berlin, ganz Afrika, and die schönste Stadt in ganz Europa. Wir haben den ganzen Sommer/das ganze Jahr in Indien verbracht. Das ganze Land war besetzt/lag unter einer tiefen Schneedecke. Sie sind die ganze Nacht aufgeblieben. Sie haben den ganzen Kuchen gegessen. Obwohl es erst der 18. ist, habe ich mein ganzes Gehalt für diesen Monat schon ausgegeben. Wir waren drei Stunden weg, und sie hat die ganze Zeit ohne Pause gearbeitet.

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