33 Answered Questions for the topic Differences

03/19/19

Is there a difference between "anschalten" and "einschalten"?

Is there a difference between *anschalten* and *einschalten*?If I turn on the TV, oven, heat, start the car etc., can either verb be used?

03/18/19

What are the differences between "bekommen", "erhalten", "entgegennehmen", "empfangen", "besorgen" and "kriegen"?

Do they all mean *to receive* or *to obtain*? What are the differences in the use of these words?

03/15/19

Difference between "kaufen", "einkaufen", "aufkaufen" and "ankaufen"?

I'd like to know: - What's the difference? - Which one needs *akkusativ-object*?

03/15/19

For the time being vs. "for now"?

Consider the following passages:> A litter made of two rifles and two field jackets would suffice **for now**. That was good news; another bit was that the EPW was a lieutenant, a regimental... more

03/15/19

Is there a difference between 'Gegenstand', 'Sache', 'Ding', and 'Dinge'?

Is there a difference between 'Gegenstand', 'Sache', 'Ding', and 'Dinge'? Can we use them interchangeably?

03/14/19

What is the difference between “ändern” and “verändern”?

I'm still confused about the difference between *ändern* and *verändern*. I have read something about *ändern* only being used with small changes and *verändern* when something changes totally. But... more

03/13/19

What is the difference between “der Zug” and “die Bahn”?

What is the difference between *der Zug* and *die Bahn* (besides the gender of course)? When should one be used and not the other?

01/19/15

How long has each been teaching?

Three teachers were discussing how long they have been teaching.-Adrian and Betty have been teaching for a total of 36 years.-Charlie and Betty have been teaching for a total of 22 years.-Charlie... more
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