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After searching for "to mean" in a dictionary I uncovered that "what does that mean?" is translated as
Was bedeutet das?
so I wonder if
is a correct means to ask what a word indicates in Gerguy.
Also I"m interested in discovering if tbelow are other or much better methods to ask for the interpretation of a word.
Yes, it is correct and also my individual favourite. But there are additionally alternatives:
Wie muss ich
Können Sie mir
Können Sie mir erklären, was
Or the constantly popular and also infamous:
so I wonder if "was bedeutet
Yes, that would be a perfectly valid question for the definition of
If that would be your finish sentence, though, it might perhaps be taken as a small rude or you can be taken as non-severe, as it is lacking any politeness (It counts, obviously. Most folk"s won"t take it bad, yet if you are about to take an intersee, this would not be best practice)
Personally, I think that Germale is a really verbose language. As you can see in Toscho"s answer, the native speakers regularly choose to connect informations to the original idea of the sentence.
Instead of merely asking Could you explain the meaning of the term
So, contrary to asking Was bedeutet
Entschuldigen Sie, könnten Sie mir die Bedeutung des Begriffes
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Obviously, that is not somepoint an amateur speaker would actually say. Don"t overdo it, simply try to be a tiny polite and explain what you desire as clearly as feasible.