'Herangehensweise' vs 'der Ansatz'
What is the difference between:
die Abmachung and die Vereinbarung?
die Herangehensweise and Ansatz?
What is the meaning of "Aber für sie bin ich Luft,"?
- Abmachung vs Vereinbarung
They are synonyms. "Übereinkommen" would be another word with exactly the same meaning.
- Herangehensweise vs Ansatz
Herangehensweise: The way you approach something, i.e. how you start tackling a topic.
- Something that is attached ("angesetzt") to something else. attachement
- The small, discernible bit of something. rudiment: "Ein Ansatz von Verstehen" / "a rudiment of understanding"
- In music, the embouchure
- In bookkeeping, an estimate
- In mathematics, the translation of a practical problem into an abstract, mathematical expression (funnily enough, called "the ansatz" in BE).
Meaning 4 and 5 are akin to "Herangehensweise", but imvho not identical and should not be confused.
- "Aber für sie bin ich Luft"
Literally, "but for her, I am (like) air", i.e. I don't exist for her, or she is ignoring me as if I were air. I'd translate it as, "but as far as she is concerned, I might as well not exist".