"Der Grund" is just "the reason", die "Begründung" goes deeper. I'd translate it as "rationale", "reasoning", "justification". Like you'd have a reasoning for a conviction for example. It's a lot more thought out. Whereas the reason that I'm here could just be that my car broke down.
Actually the German sentence is clumsy as well. It's pretty formal. You'd more commonly ask: "What are your reasons?" or, if asked how to explain/reason something: "Wie willst du das erklären/begründen!" ("How are you going to explain/justify this?'")
It accepts, "What reason are you giving?" which to me sounds much better than "Which justification do you give?"
I have the same feeling. Any native English speakers here? Wouldn't it be better to ask "Which explanation do you have?" Or is it OK to use the word give here?
English speaker, here - I don't think 'which reason do you give' is wrong, but 'which reason do you have' sounds more like what one would say. And I agree that 'reason' sounds way less formal than 'justification'.
Why is "Which rationale do you give" not a correct option? It says "which rational did you give" works but isn't rationale (not rational) the proper translation?
Native english speaker here. None of these examples sound normal. "What's your/the explanation" sounds like it would happen in a normal convo. The only time i hear "justify/justification" is in the context "i want/need to justify myself/this". So in short, it all sounds weird.
This sounds very formal, like in a court case - 'What justification do you have to offer?'. Too clumsy. Any other offers?
I wrote, "which justification are you providing", which I believe is 100% correct, could someone please confirm or correct me.
Although your translation is "correct", it would not be a "natural" English translation - mind you, there are plenty of odd-sounding phrases and sentences, particularly out of context.. A better translation might be "WHAT justification are you giving". In natural speech, we would probably say something more like "how do you justify that?"