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Template:Expand German
Template documentation

This template may be used to mark articles that have counterparts in German popflock.com resource that are better than in English Wikipedia. These articles may be improved by translating content from the original German.


To mark an article, tag it with

{{Expand German|German article title|date=July 2021}}

This template adds articles to the category Category:Articles needing translation from German Wikipedia. See #Categorization below.

The template should be placed atop the article page along with other maintenance templates.


The article title is required; all named parameters are optional:

  • |1=ARTICLE – title of the article on German Wikipedia. This is required.
  • |section=yes – changes notice to "This section may be expanded..." (default: 'article')
  • |fa=yes – used to tag articles that are featured articles in German; used in category name generation.
  • |topic=TOPIC – a topic code used in category name generation.
  • |date=July 2021 – set by bot if omitted.

Topics and categorization

This template categorizes articles into categories. Basic categorization is into: ? Category:Articles needing translation from German Wikipedia. Usage of parameters fa and topic define subcategories, as follows:

Topic codes are expanded into fuller descriptors in the category name; for example: code geo becomes Geography, and code gov becomes Government and politics.

Topics recognized by Expand German and the categories they are associated with include:

topic code topic name
and category
articles in
bio Biography 75
cult Culture 1,013
geo Geography 4,728
gov Government and politics 215
hist History 20
sci Science 22
sport Sports 22
struct Building and structure 490
tech Technology 1
transp Transport 5
  Main category (13 C) 6,474

See also

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



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