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Actually it’s simple for speakers of English, because there are simple, yet precise translations available: genau = exactly/precisely stimmt = correct/true The use cases in German may differ from the English language, but the meaning is very clear. Neither of them is an abbreviation of the other or a combination of both, as some comments state. ...


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Mein 3-jähriger Sohn sagt Ich muss Pipi machen. und Ich muss Schissi machen. Wir haben nie versucht, eine spezielle Kleinkindersprache zu pflegen, sodass dies wohl eine Mischung aus dem ist, was wir sagen und was er woanders hört. Interessant finde ich, dass unabhängig von der genauen Bezeichnung für das was heraus kommt, immer eine Sache ...


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The word "stimmt" can be used for two purposes: As an expression that something is true: "Ist 1 + 1 2? Das stimmt!" to give a waiter a tip "Waiter: Das macht dann 14.99€. You: "15€, dass stimmt schon." "Stimmt" is casual. The main usage is the first use case. The less casual translation for "stimmt" is "korrekt", but "korrekt" can be only be used to say ...


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In Thüringen (Germany) as a small kid they told me A-a machen was to defecate, another woman spoke about käckern, which does also sound milder instead of the vulgar kacken. Pipi/Lulu machen (to urinate) or pullern/lullern/strullern is appropriate for smaller children, too. Later, maybe in school or already in later kindergarden times it was ich muss mal ...



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