Questions regarding regional differences in usage of the German language.

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“hoch” im Sinn von “hinauf/herauf” - umgangssprachlich oder standard?

Bei Sprechern aus der Bundesrepublik hört man oft "hoch" im Sinn von "hinauf" oder "herauf" (z.B. "Ich gehe die Treppe hoch"), während es in Österreich ausschliesslich im Sinn von engl. "high" ...
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Is “dümpeln” also used and understood in southern German speaking regions?

I learned that "dümpeln" or "dahindümpeln" comes from low German "dümpelen" where in the sailors language it means that a boat is bobbing around not moving forward. Today it may also be used when work ...
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Is there anything like a dime?

In the U.S. there is the well established formal label "dime" for a 10 cent coin. Now that the currency in Germany is also denoted in cents I am wondering if we had anything similar for this 10 cent ...
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“Es hat”: synonym for “es gibt”?

A teacher, I once had (native German), said there are three translations for English "there is/are": es ist (ein Auto auf der Strasse) es gibt (ein Auto auf der Strasse) es hat (ein Auto auf der ...
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Is there a difference in usage of “Klassenkamerad” vs. “Schulfreund”?

Both "Klassenkamerad", and "Schulfreund" are used for a classmate in school. Are there different connotations, regional differences, or social differences when using one or the other?
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Is there a non-regional German expression for the Swabian term “Gschmäckle”?

Is this term only well-known in Southern Germany or also in the deep North? Is there short alternatives for modern High German? Does anyone know a similar English short expression?
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What is the difference between “moin” and “moin moin”?

"Moin" and "moin moin" both are popular salutations in northern Germany - I'm interested in the differences between them. Some say "moin moin" is intended as an answer to "moin", others will label ...
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Welcher Tag ist der nächste Dienstag?

Keeping in mind that today is Saturday 05/28/2011, a German says Gut. Treffen wir uns also am nächsten Dienstag um acht Uhr. What should you do, so as not to miss the appointment? Wenn ...
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Searching German Website with user feedback on regional usage of words and phrases

After seeing the question on the regional usage of a certain grammatical construction: In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein Form gebräuchlich? I remembered that there is a German website that ...