"Unsere Einstellungen"

Translation:Our settings

March 30, 2013



I'm not sure anybody would say "employments" in English. Likewise, what would "settings" mean? They are clearly not the same thing.

March 30, 2013


It would fit both if you were talking about a pc and the settings or Einstellungen of a programme. The verb that belongs to this noun is "etwas einstellen" and means to adjust something. The other Einstellungen has the verb form "jemanden einstellen" meaning to hire or recruit somebody. There is also die Einstellung meaning attitude or mindset "Er hat eine positive Einstellung." (He has a positive attitute.) which is like the setting of your brain/mood if you think about it...

March 30, 2013


So would you say that in the context of this phrase fragment, only "Our settings" or "Our attitudes" make sense?

March 30, 2013


Since there is no context at all, yes.

April 2, 2013


@ above me:

You can make many more valid sentences with Einstellung(en)

Attitude, calibration, setting, adjustment, recruitment, mindset, hiring, disposition, appointment, setup, preference, suspension, shot, placement, cessation, take, engagement, outlook, alignment, abandonment, justification, discontinuation, tuning, termination, discontinuance, degree position, stand, modulation and many more are all correct translations of "Einstellung" but the context is very important and not show in this listing.

September 16, 2013


you forgot configuration, which is not accepted :(

September 28, 2015


What about environment? The the settings at home or in a story?

February 2, 2017


Thanks for your useful comments/ explanation. I was confused by DL 's answer.

May 21, 2018


I thought we came to dinner and were asking for our plates, knives, forks, etc.

May 26, 2015


No, not at all.

"Settings" only in the sense of knobs that you can twiddle and dials you can turn. (Or in computers, options that you can select and deselect.)

May 30, 2015


As far as I know, "employment" is a non-count noun in English, therefore it doesn't take a plural form, no matter how it's used.

July 15, 2017


I learned this word by selecting Deutsch as the interface language on FIFA ;)

April 10, 2015


I learned it from my iPod. Clearly a useful word for computers.

July 11, 2015


That's true!

July 11, 2015


Why is configurations not accepted hier?

April 4, 2015


Having read all the comments below I am now going to think of it as "SELECTION" because that word fits both a recruitment process and a change of settings or configuration - Any constructive comments are always very welcome.

June 20, 2019


I thought last time it cropped up, Einstellung (without the -en) was given as appointment. That was not accepted this time. The word seems to have too many meanings to have to pick one out of the air.

April 14, 2017


Wow, another meaning.

"Die Einstellung", if someone gets hired, engaged with a company. It actually means the process od the engagement, getting the position) "Das Einstellungsgespraech", is the job interview, "Die Anstellung", the actual job, position.

Hope that helps, :-)

April 14, 2017


Thank you. So appointment would be correct if somebody had been appointed to a job, but not the appointment for him to come to the interview.

July 15, 2017


'adjustments' is right surely?

August 28, 2017


I suppose so.

That should already have been accepted, though.

August 29, 2017


it didn't accept parameters.

October 5, 2017


Hey Desrober. This is good that DUO rejected it! Did you read my comment above. I put all meanings I could find in the post. Parameters is not within!

I also can explain it. Parameter is a fixed characteristic of and intem, appliance, device whist an "Einstellung" is a variable setting, adjustment etc.


October 6, 2017


At this point, I have an automatic anxious reaction to any word based on the stem "stell", whether familiar or not.

April 28, 2019


It appears that Einstellungen" can apply to settings and to an "Employment" offer and a host of other words, according to the list provided by "backtoschool" it is very difficult choose any one meaning without the context.

June 20, 2019
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