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    Hi

    Is it OK to say: I don't think there's an equivalent of my name in German.

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    **Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker**

    I think it's ok. The alternative usage may be like;

    I don't think there's a German equivalent of my name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Is it OK to say: I don't think there's an equivalent of my name in German.
    Yes, it means there's no cognate in German for your name.

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    Wouldn't equivalent to be better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Wouldn't equivalent to be better?
    No, it wouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it wouldn't.
    And would it be OK? I'm asking because the word treated as an adjective is said to go with 'to' by a dictionary I looked in. There's nothing about it as a noun though.

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