Advanced German 4


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Previous advanced German Words of the Day – archived in groups of three.

MarkiseFeinstaubstiefmütterlich

WORD 1
die Markise (-n) awning, (sun) canopy

Eine grün-weiß gestreifte Markise hängt über dem Eingang.
A green-and-white striped awning hangs over the entrance.
Die Wirtsleute haben weiter in den Gastgarten investiert und eine riesige Markise angeschafft, damit man selbst bei Regen im Gastgarten sitzen kann.
The innkeepers have further invested in the guest garden and installed a huge canopy, so that people can sit in the guest garden even when it’s raining.
Trotz Markise ist es schweißtreibend heiß auf der Terrasse des Gasthofs Goldener Stern.
Despite an awning, it is sweat-inducing hot on the terrace of the Goldener Stern (“gold star”) restaurant.

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der Baldachin canopy, baldachin
die Kino-Anzeigetafel cinema marquee (with titles of films now showing)
die Rollmarkise roll-up awning (for camper, trailer)
die Kassettenmarkise retractable awning, folding awning (with hand or power crank)
die Gelenkarmmarkise = Kassettenmarkise, folding-arm (retractable) awning
das Vordach canopy, canopy roof


WORD 2
der Feinstaub (-Feinstäube) fine particles/particulates; particulate matter (PM) (EPA)*

Die Feinstaubwerte in Chinas Hauptstadt erreichten zuletzt nie zuvor gemessene Werte.
The particulate matter readings in China’s capital recently reached levels never measured before.
Die Definition des Feinstaubs geht zurück auf den im Jahre 1987 eingeführten „National Air Quality“-Standard for Particulate Matter (kurz als PM-Standard bezeichnet) der US-amerikanischen Umweltschutzbehörde EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
The definition of fine particulates goes back to the National Air Quality Standard for Particulate Matter (PM Standard) adopted by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the USA in 1987.*
Feinstäube sind winzige Partikel, die nicht einmal ein Zehntel des Durchmessers eines Haares erreichen.
Fine particulates are tiny particles smaller than one-tenth of the diameter of a [human] hair.
Weil wir mit dem Auto in die Innenstadt von Hannover wollten, mussten wir uns eine Feinstaubplakette besorgen.
Because we wanted to drive into downtown Hanover, we had to get a particulate matter sticker [for the car].

*Particulate matter smaller than about 10 micrometers, referred to as PM10, can settle in the bronchi and lungs and cause health problems.

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die Feinstaubbelastung particulate matter pollution
die Feinstaubplakette particulate matter sticker (for driving in Germany)
der Feinstaubwert particulate matter level/reading
die Umweltzone environmental zone, “green zone” (See Driving: Environmental Zones in Germany for more.)


WORD 3
stiefmütterlich (adj/adv) poor/poorly, shabby/shabbily (treatment)
etw/jdn stiefmütterlich behandeln (idiom) to treat sth/sb like an orphan; pay little attention to/neglect sth/sb; put sth on the back burner

In Deutschland hingegen wird die biometrische Authentifizierung noch stiefmütterlich behandelt.
In Germany, on the other hand, biometric authentication is still on the back burner. (…treated like an orphan.)

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die Stiefmutter stepmother


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