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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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    Re: equivalent

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    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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    Re: equivalent

    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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    Re: equivalent

    Wouldn't equivalent to be better?

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    Re: equivalent

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

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    Re: equivalent

    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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