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ambiiguity
Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:33:46 AM

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d'oh! Hallo, Leute! Ich habe für 20 Minuten eine ähnliche Aussage auf Deutsch gesucht, aber leider konnte ich die nicht finden. Also wie sagt man "to have something in common" auf Deutsch? ? Think Vielen Dank im Voraus :)))
IMcRout
Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:46:52 AM

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They have something / a lot in common.

Sie haben etwas / vieles gemeinsam.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. (Anon)
rogermue
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:45:37 AM

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I've just tried to find "to have something in common" in English-German dictionaries. It's really not so easy
to find it. After some searching I found it in dict.cc by filling in "have in common".

http://www.dict.cc/?s=have+in+common

Looking for this expression (to have something in common) I found out that there is
no standard way how such an expression can be found in dictionaries.
In dict.cc you'll find it with "have in common".
In Collins you find nothing under "have" or "common".
Only when you fill in "in common" you get it.

OALD has nothing under "common" but you get the expression by fiiling in
"in common".

So finding idioms and collocations is always a matter of searching around.



Tatsiana
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 2:15:51 AM

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I like to use Linguee.de (or linguee.com) in this case. It contains a good collection of bilingual texts. Comparing example sentences gives a better idea of how this or that idiom can be translated in context.
rogermue
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:10:57 AM

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Linguee.com english german has it under " have in common". Good!
http://www.linguee.com/english-german/search?source=auto&query=have+in+common
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