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Dictionaries can't convey the nuances that are expressed with such formulas as "Aber ... doch sonst auch immer". And it is no use looking up the single words. A sentence type with "Aber ... doch sonst auch immer" simply expresses someone's astonishment that a person behaves in a way contrary to his/her usual behaviour. It is a ready-made formula, and the ...


A: speaker B: spoken to sonst Refers to all the other times the B has had a drink there and also hints at a contradiction between this time and the other times. For a detailed look on "sonst" check out this article on my blog. auch It seems a bit weird because B seems to NOT drink coffee this time. So why use "auch". But the "auch" doesn't talk about ...

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