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German has many words that cannot be translated literally into English.  These words are mostly for emphasis.

doch
yes, of course
counteracts negative statement, used for persuasion, or implies something is obvious

ja
really
emphasis

aber
is it ever
emphasis

denn
well then
indicates impatience, or adds emphasis to question

gerade
right now
immediacy

nur, bloß
only, just

mal
sometime, someday
used in suggestions, or softens commands

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