Umgangssprache - An expression is colloquial if it is rarely used in public speeches or in formal writing, but often in informal speech, e.g. among friends.

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Der / Die / Das Butter?

Ein beliebtes Streitthema. Der Duden definiert Butter als feminin. Wikipedia merkt an, dass im Norddeutschen auch der männliche Artikel verwendet wird. Woher aber kommt die Verwendung des neutralen ...
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What does “altes Haus” mean?

What does altes Haus mean? Was geht, altes Haus? Does it mean "What's up, pal"?
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Translation of “anyway” to mean “in spite of the mentioned fact”

I want to translate "anyway" in the meaning of "in spite of the mentioned fact". This idea probably won't work, but let's try it anyway. Can "auf jeden Fall", "irgendwie", "sowieso", "trotzdem", ...
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Usage of colloquial word (Ach ja) [closed]

I am supposed to write a letter to a friend and there is a theme for the letter. In the second paragraph of the letter, I have written the following sentence. Please correct it if the usage is not ...
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Translation of “What/How about …?” [duplicate]

A: What time should we meet today? B: What/How about 6pm? I wonder how people would say the "what/how about" part. I can't think of a good translation, and since it's a colloquial phrase, ...