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German smart home utterance for thermostats

I'm implementing a smart home skill for a home automation solution.

When developing the thermostat controls, I'm not able to figure out the german utterances for the following commands:

Alexa, set thermostat to HEAT.

From my perspective it should be:

Alexa, stelle Thermostat auf HEIZEN. => This triggers the "Alexa, make it warmer in here" which is not correct, because it is increasing the targetTemp by 1 degree instead of changing the Mode.

Can anybody direct me, to the right utterance?

In general the sample utterances in the Alexa Smarthome documentation are very incomplete. Did I miss a more comprehensive overview somewhere in the Amazon developer area?

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Raphael answered

No there is no list of the correct utterances, and the translations are a bit wonky. Actually it seems like they never even had one German speaking person looking at the phrases at all.

What I found so far is:

Alexa, stelle Heizung auf 22 Grad
Alexa, stelle Heizung 2 Grad höher/niedriger
Alexa, stelle Heizung wärmer/kälter
Alexa, erhöhe/verringere Temperatur von Heizung um 2 Grad
Alexa, wie ist Heizung eingestellt?

If you are using the modes it is:

Alexa, stelle Heizung auf Automatik
Alexa, stelle Heizung auf Eco-Modus
Alexa, stelle Heizung auf Kalt
Alexa, stelle Heizung auf Ausgestellt

For the answers instead of 'Heizung' Alexa is calling it 'Wärme' in some phrases.

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jonofe answered

These modes I already figured out. But the HEAT mode is missing.

Here some alternatives:

Alexa, stelle Heizung auf Auto
Alexa, stelle Heizung auf ECO
Alexa, stelle Heizung auf Kühlen
Alexa, stelle Heizung auf Ausgeschaltet.

But I have no clue about the HEAT command. I tried Wärme, Wärmen, Heizen, Warm.

While writing this post, I got it ... here the working examples

Alexa stelle Heizung auf Modus Heizen.
Alexa stelle Heizung auf Modus Automatik.
Alexa stelle Heizung auf Modus Kühlen.
Alexa stelle Heizung auf Modus ECO.
Alexa stelle Heizung auf Modus Ausgeschaltet.

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