Seems to me like in this context you would usually see "hence" or "therefore" being used in English. "Thus" means "and this is how this happened" whereas "hence" usually means "from that, this" (as in the derivation of a name) and "therefore" means "this is the reason (for the name)." "Hence" wasn't accepted here... because "Daher" doesn't mean that, but I almost wrote it without thinking.
I agree. "hence the name" means "that is the reason for that name". "Thus the name" is an incomplete sentence to me.
"Hence the name," is also an incomplete sentence (no subject, no verb). Either is likely to be heard in different regions.
I agree they could both be grammatically incorrect, depending on how strict you wanna be. But relating to these two sentences, how common are these kind of structures? I've seen/heard the words 'hence' and 'thus' be used that I'm familiar with them, though I think neither one is very common. Can someone with any knowledge tell me, in what areas are they used the most, where 'thus' and where 'hence'? Which one is more common in the UK, or the US? And is there any huge difference between their meaning?
I'm from Northeastern U.S. and I don't think I'd ever use "thus" in spoken language. Even in formal writing, I probably tend to avoid it.
As for "hence," I hear it often enough in spoken language (though weirdly not in formal writing). Usually only in one format: explaining the reason for something before the result.
The dog there is pretty aggressive - hence the sign. He's always so sweet to everyone he meets - hence the nickname.
I live in England (native speaker) and use Hence and Thus often in writing but not so much in spoken English as my social group do not use these words but I would use them more in a different social group.
But it still makes sense/is grammatical English. Think of it as a truncated version of "Thus (he has) the name" or "Thus the name (is what it is)".
"Hence" makes sense of this to me and better English than "therefore" I couldn't see what this sentence meant till I read your suggestions. If it comes round again, please ask for it to be accepted.
"Hence the name" is now accepted. It is, as you (Philster043) said, the more natural expression in English.
One thing I'm learning here is to parrot back what they want even though it makes little or no sense. Read and memorize the solution - just don't use it in real life.
again lot of words meaning the same like 'folglich', 'daher', 'somit' . can anyone explain the difference and their appropriate use.
You have the same question, not the same doubt. When someone doubts something, they are not sure that a fact they have in mind is true. You cannot doubt a fact if you do not have that fact in mind.
I got the voice speaky one and it sounded like "daheber"...not intelligible unfortunately.
Hence the name or thus the name. It makes no real difference in English.
"What is that building there?"-person a
"It's a firestation."-person b
"So that's why there are firetrucks?"-person a
"Yeah, thus the name."-person b
I wrote "Therefore the name" and got it wrong - a valid answer being "Therefor the name" which is not correct.
this must have been fixed because i just got "therefore the name" marked correct.
Thence typically means 'from that place.' You're thinking of 'hence.' A reasonable mistake to make given the rarity with which the former is used.
It could be a matter of register. 'Thence' is a (beautiful) word that would be more likely to crop up in poetry than in everyday speech. I would not be surprised if it were translated into another word. But I am merely speculating.
Yes, the male voice seems to slur and run words together while most of the time the female voice is pretty clear (most of the time).
The word you're looking for is "thence" ... it means "from there" "Hence" as an adverb of place means "from here"....as in "away from here"
"That is why the name" not accepted. Seriously beginning to wonder what the point of the hint list is at this stage, "that is why" on it, "thus" not on it.
This has no easy translation into English. It suggested 'So the name' as the right answer to me which is meaningless in English. I think 'Hence the name' is probably better than 'Thus the name' which isn't very good at all. Probably some sort of circumlocution like 'So the name comes from this' might be best.
This is a very common phrase to me, but it's not actually a complete sentence.
This is one of my favorites sentences in common conversation (well, common for me.)!
One can find some good examples of "daher" being used in context on http://context.reverso.net/translation/german-english/daher
"Daher" is a compound of "Da+her" where "Da" means "that" and "her" means "hither" in a sense. So "Daher" precisely means "From that" or "From there" which one could also say as "Hence" in this context. So you could say "From there/that the name" or more naturally "The name from there/that"
I could be wrong, but I logiced through it so I hope that it is correct.