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Genauer (literally: "more precisely"1) is a comparative, so you always need something to compare it to or, as it's typically used, a fact that can be specified - either in the same sentence or somewhere in the context. Taking this into account, your first example makes sense, detailing a specific place in Bavaria: Ich lebe in Bayern, genauer gesagt in ...
"Auf" ist nicht immer eine Präposition. Ich passe auf. Ich habe Hausaufgaben auf. Ich mache die Tür auf. Eine Tür kann sehr wohl "auf" sein, ein Fenster "zu", Licht "aus" und Lack "ab". Alle diese Präpositionen werden als Adjektive verwendet. Warum auch nicht. Nebenbei bemerkt: An "Das Licht ist an" ist nichts umgangssprachlich.
Lass can be used alone, however Ludi is right in noticing that it is uncommon in many areas where German is spoken. The most accepted way to use it would be as a command to a dog. They should be short, clear, sternly speakable and ideally strechable, so during teaching you can strech it to teach and later you can say it quickly, quietly and sternly. If I ...
Lass alone can be used in football. The typical situation for this is that the ball is coming to one of your fellow players and you would like him to let the ball go through to you. By the way, the referees in youth-level matches award a free-kick to the other team for calling out lass, and teams usually agree on another short word such as Leo to be used for ...
I’d suggest „Technik Checker“ / „Computer Checker“ / „PC Checker“ to describe someone who spends a huge amount of their time “doing computer things”, or whose friends believe is good at technical things (electronic, not mechanical). This would mainly be used among male youths. It does not sound pejorative to me.
What about "Fachidiot"? Maybe a little pejorative?
ITler: Umgangssprachlich für Personen, die in der IT Branche arbeiten. (Colloquial language: for the people who work in the IT sector.)
In Austria and Bavaria they say IT Mokel for a IT guy.
Progger wenn die Person wirklich programmiert. Kann eventuell norddeutsch sein.
If the person holds a degree in computer science or a related field I would go with "Informatiker".If you have a personal/close relation to the person you can go with "Nerd" which is usually not offensive just like "Geek" (However people might not know what a Geek is, since this word is not popular in Germany). If you are in a professional enviroment I ...
I agree with you. We don't typically use "Lass" alone. We say Lass es. Lass das! Lass mal. All of these convey the meaning of "don't do it". The last one is much more friendly and also applies to situations where we want to reject a positive offer: Ich geb einen aus! Lass mal, ich bin dran! The second one has the most scolding ...
The common word for “geek” is „Geek”. An “IT guy” could be an „IT-Mensch“.
Unfortunately another area where little understood English terms have taken the cake. Geek: originally a person biting heads off of small animals The subspecies technology geek is what is known in German as der Geek Indirectly related to jeck (often heard during carnival season) - fool, jester ... Reminds one of der Elf/die Elfe while the German word ...
The word Streber is typically found in a school context and describes a person that is not very well loved and that spends a lot of time learning, with a primary goal of pleasing the teachers. A Geek, Computerfreak, ITler, or sometimes Nerd is a person interested in the matter (or at least spending a lot of time with it, which typically correlates), but the ...
A neutral term would be "ITler" or, more German, EDVler, which is very broad. If people spend a lot of time with computers, they're often called "Computerfreak" - I, however, don't know whether it is still current. I know it from C64 times, when it was something special to have a computer.
Ich bin heim gibt es in der süddeutschen Umgangssprache, es bedeutet aber etwas anderes, und zwar Ich bin nach Hause gegangen (gefahren, geflogen usw.). Im Gegensatz dazu bedeutet Ich bin daheim das Gleiche wie Ich befinde mich zu Hause. Daheim ist eine Ortsangabe und vor allem im Süden verbreitet; weiter im Norden entspricht dem zu Hause: Ich bin ...
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