Today in the class I heard German guy saying: "Ist der Platz schon frei?". Which supposedly means "Is this place already available/free?" and that makes no sense to me. What's the meaning of "schon" ...
What does the phrase "dann doch noch schnell" mean? As in Ich habe mir heute dann doch noch schnell einen neuen Hartschalenkoffer gekauft. is this some kind of an idiom?
Gestreckt auf wildes Kraut, an die bemooste See." - Andreas Gryphius, Einsamkeit Does he mean a lake (dialect?) or is the lake mossy?
Well, the title has the question, but I also wanted to ask if "deutig" alone means something. One would think that it comes from Deutung (interpretation?) and since it looks like an adjective, it ...
What's the meaning of "Ansatz" in these sentences? Could someone paraphrase them in German?: Der Ansatz für Multikulti ist gescheitert, absolut gescheitert! Ansätze zu einem besseren ...
What does the following sentence mean and what is its origin? Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof. I've heard this expression from some friends – I guess it's what you say when you don't really understand ...
My dictionary translates willkürlich as arbitrary and unwillkürlich as involuntary. I do not understand in what sense these concepts are opposites. Could someone give an example where this becomes ...
Does 0815 simply mean something is very standard and common, or does it carry any connotations? Where can one use it, e.g. for description of processes, objects, persons? Can you give alternative ...
Does "so" have similar usage and meaning in English and German? so ein schönes Lied! das tut uns [ja] so leid! so? Das wäre aber sonderbar du darfst nehmen, so viel wie du willst. ...