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For several webpages, Google provides me with language localized search results.

For example, I search for bread and I get as a result:

www.cooking.example/bread/de

which is the German localized version of what I was actually looking for:

www.cooking.example/bread

How do I teach Google that I'm capable of understanding English and actually prefer the English version of most websites?

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I figured it out, I think. If anyone else knows of other/better ways please post.

Under Search Settings, which at the time of writing this can be accessed through the cog at the top right of a search results page, there is also a section for Languages.

Checking all languages you can understand for the "Currently showing search results in" setting isn't actually enough and didn't actually change anything for me.

Apparently, you have to set Google ("Which language should Google products use?") itself to the language you primarily want to receive search results in, which has the side effect of Google itself also being in that language.