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!WZTWas Zum Teufel (German: What the Devil!)Rate it:
#:-OShocked while wearing a fur hatRate it:
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AAAmtliche AbkürzungRate it:
AAAWAllgemeiner Aufsperr und Absicherungsdienst WeningerRate it:
AAFHAus Asia Finance HubRate it:
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  • soulawondering
    What does "fll." mean when used as part of a citation in an old German book?
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • @Mitzi56
    can anyone tell me what it means on a German sewing pattern when it says allow 1 1/2 d
    LikeReply 22 years ago
  • Mark Maier
    Mark Maier
    What does "Ev." mean as a middle name? My great, great grandfather from Boll/Hohenzollern in 1875 was named Johann Ev. Maier.
    LikeReply 23 years ago
  • Nile Smith
    Nile Smith
    On an old death record, after the namek of the deceased is an abbreviateion Hub. or Hus. I can't find what that stands for in any books I have.
    LikeReply 15 years ago
  • Ahmad Sadeghi
    Ahmad Sadeghi
    What does German abbreviation stand for CISNU
    LikeReply 26 years ago
    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      Maybe " Sie erläuterte die Rolle der Konföderation Iranischer Studenten"?
      LikeReply 25 years ago
  • Deborah Wymann
    Deborah Wymann
    I have just recently married a swismall man who has kids with his ex so they have to have contact but I have noticed in his and her texts to each other they always have LG and the the first letter of their name. What is that??? 
    LikeReply 26 years ago
    • Christopher Barrett
      Christopher Barrett
      "Liebe Gruße" - A very common German sign-off best translated as "Best Regards" it's formal, but friendly, most commonly used by colleagues in an office.
      LikeReply 56 years ago
  • Joe Cassar
    Joe Cassar
    ""Spitzname fuer einen Deutschen, v.a. einen deutschen Soldaten......."

    What does "v.a" mean? I've looked it up on many sites, but got nothing.
    LikeReply 37 years ago
    • Arthur LaPella
      Arthur LaPella
      "vor allem" (above all, especially)
      LikeReply 46 years ago
    • Joe Cassar
      Joe Cassar
      V.A., vielen Dank.
      LikeReply 46 years ago
  • Anna Fenyvesi
    Anna Fenyvesi
    How common is the abbreviation "Bln." for "Berlin" in German?
    Also, is "Bla." used as an abbreviation, possibly for a place name?
    Many thanks!
    LikeReply 27 years ago

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