CEBIT: Vokabelliste

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das Handy, -s; das Mobiltelefon, -e cell phone
drahtlos wireless
das Gerät, -e device, implement, unit [not for e.g. units of measurement]
die Auflösung resolution (specifically as in: image quality); also used for solutions to puzzles
eingebaut built-in
der Speicher, -; speichern storage are, memory; to store
nach•rüsten to retrofit, to upgrade
auf•rüsten to upgrade
die Datei, -en file (for electronic files only. Paper files are "Akten")
die Festplatte, -n hard disk, hard drive
auf•zeichnen, auf•nehmen, er/sie/es nimmt auf, nahm auf, hat aufgenommen to record (an event or a broadcast)
vor(wärts)- und zurück•spulen to fast forward and rewind
der Rechner, -; rechnen computer, processor, calculator; to do arithmetic, to calculate
der Großrechner, - mainframe
sichern; sicher to save (data); sure, safe
der Brenner, -; brennen, brannte, hat gebrannt burner; to burn
wieder•geben, er/sie es gibt wieder, gab wieder, hat wiedergegeben to reproduce (images, broadcasts)
ein•stöpseln to plug in (more for cables than for plugs, for which one uses ein•stecken)
per/auf/mit einem Knopfdruck; der Knopf, ¨-e at the push of a button; button
an•schließen, schloss an, hat angeschlossen to attach, connect, install, plug in
das Laufwerk, -e drive (in a computer)
die Tastatur, -en keyboard
das Betriebssystem, -e operating system
die Schrifterkennung (hand)writing recognition
der Drucker, - printer
der Akku, -s [short for: der Akkumulator, -en] rechargeable battery/battery pack
die Schnittstelle, -n interface
bewegliche Teile moving parts
die Tintenpatrone, -n ink cartridge
die Tonerkartusche, -n toner cartridge
verschlüsselt encoded, encrypted [==> entschlüsseln = decode, decrypt]
   
das Regal, -e shelves, bookcase
aktuell current, relevant to the current situation, topical
angesichts (+Genitiv) in view of
derartig such
klappen to work or work out (as intended); also used for folding something along a hinge (e.g. a flap, die Klappe)
schätzungsweise; die Schätzung, -en; schätzen approximately; approximation; to approximate, to hold in high esteem, to value
lösen; auf•lösen to solve; to dissolve
ein•führen to introduce
passen to fit
vielseitig versatile, multifunctional
überflüssig redundant, unnecessary

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der Funk; der Rundfunk; der Funkturm; funken wireless transmission; broadcasting, broadcast radio; radio tower; to broadcast
(ein Foto) knipsen to take a photo; the verb is also used for snapping one's fingers, for clicking a light on or off (an oder aus), and for punching a hole in a ticket
der schöne Schein deceptively beautiful appearances
die Wucht powerful force or momentum
die Reklame commercial(s)
die Werbung; werben, er/sie/es wirbt, warb, hat geworben advertising; to advertise
derzeit jetzt
unerlässlich indispensable
zeitgemäß in keeping with the times, up-to-date
klobig bulky
abschreckend; die Abschreckung daunting; deterrent
der Schwung momentum, verve, "oomph"
der Mietwagen, - rental car
die Herausforderung, -en challenge
zersplittert; der Splitter, - fragmented; fragment, splinter, sliver
ab•zocken to cash in (by ripping people off)
das abgekartete Spiel, -e a scheme in which two or more people or groups are colluding
der Nachfolger, - successor
fassen to grasp, to be able to hold
handelsüblich usual, customary in the business
die Camera Obscura [from the Latin for "dunkles Zimmer":] a camera consiting of a black box with a lens or opening that projects an upside-down image on the surface behind it, used e.g. by the Dutch painters in Vermeer's time. In the article, the term is used loosely to describe the Exilim EX-Z3 as a black box capable of performing mysterious operations.
fälschen to forge
auf•passen to pay attention, to watch out
trügerisch deceptive(ly)
(sich) verbergen, er/sie es verbirgt , verbarg , hat verborgen to conceal, to be concealed
vermögen, er/sie/es vermag, vermochte, hat vermocht können
zur Verfügung stehen, stand, hat gestanden to be available
im Aufbruch on the point of departure, getting ready for a major departure
der Augenblick, -e moment, instant
etwas ab•schaffen to get rid of/eliminate an item or practice
das Bandlaufwerk, -e tape transport mechanism, tape deck
die Gattung, -en species
ein•speisen feeding in (e.g. of data)
der Vermittler, -; vermitteln mediator, arbitrator, negotiator; to mediate, arbitrate, negotiate
der Schönheitsfehler, - blemish
das Cabrio, -s, das Cabriolet, -s convertible
das Scharnier, -e hinge [door hinge = Türangel]
eigenwillig idiosyncratic
der Schmierzettel, - piece of rough paper for jotting notes
reinrassig; die Rasse, -n purebred; race (not for e.g. car races)
der Kunde, -n, die Kundin, -nen customer
begeistern; begeistert to make someone enthusiastic; enthusiastic
der Zwitter [==> zwitterhaft] hermaphrodite, a cross between two species of things
das heimliche Vorbild, -er the secret inspiration/model
unangefochten unchallenged, undisputed
abgeschlagen lagging far behind
die Mode, -n fashion
aus•weichen; aus•weichen auf to evade an obstacle or a question; to switch to something (because of difficulties one has had)
das Schmuckstück, -e jewel
übrigens by the way
die Fähigkeit, -en; fähig zu capability; capable of
bieten, bot, hat geboten; an•bieten, bot an, hat angeboten both mean "to offer"; "bieten" is more for what someone/something has to offer; "anbieten," the more commonly used word, is used when someone is concretely offering something to someone. For example, "supply and demand" = "Angebot und Nachfrage."
die Botschaft, -en message; embassy
melden; die Meldung, -en to report; news item
unverdrossen undeterred [literally: not morose, not irritable and upset]
die Branche, -n industry sector
wagen to dare
der Vorstoß, ¨-e foray
der Tiefblick, -e normally means "keen insight," but here it's used to mean something like "a view/image with depth"
vorerst for the moment, for now
der Zwerg, -e; der Zirkuszwerg, -e dwarf; circus dwarf
der Winzling, -e; winzig "tiny one"; tiny
deutlich marked(ly), clear(ly)
unterwegs en route, on the way
die Heinzelmännchen cute, helpful little miniature people from a kids' story. They do stuff around the house for you, but you're not supposed to see them ==> you put peas on the stairs so they'll fall and make a noise, and then you get to see them, but they get mad and never come back. "Die Mainzelmännchen" are little cartoon characters inspired by this story. They appear in 5-second skits between commercials in the afternoon on the ZDF TV station, which broadcasts from Mainz.
die Nebensache, -n; nebensächlich something that is of secondary importance; of secondary importance
sich sputen to hurry up, to make haste
albern silly, foolish, absurdly silly
verknappt minimized [not a common term. You'd generally see e.g. "abgekürzt" [=abbreviated]]
die Verschwiegenheit; verschwiegen discretion; discreet [schweigen, schwieg, hat geschwiegen = to be silent]
ab•hören to bug, to wiretap
einzigartig unique
lauschen to eavesdrop
rauschen to rustle; to hiss (for radios, TVs, phones)
angeblich supposedly, according to [someone's] claims
entziffern to decipher
die Wahltaste the dialing key
von der Stange run of the mill, off the rack, off the shelf [literally: from the rod, i.e. where generic merchandise might hang in a clothing store]