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It is not clear at all when to use “dies” and when to use “jene” … sometimes “that” is dies and sometimes is jene…

Its a nuance that is difficult to understand, that’s for sure. Generally, ‘jene’ implies more distance than ‘diese’. ‘Dieser Hut ist schöner als jener Hut’ for example, here you’d refer to a hat someone is wearing at this moment in comparison to a hat someone wore earlier/a hat that lies on the shelf.

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Sdraiarsi = to lie down. Mentire = to lie about something. To fabricate.