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"Vorher" (and, equivalently, "davor") means "before" or "earlier", so it's relative to some point in time that should be clear from the context. "Vorhin" means "a short time ago", so it's relative to now.


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Das Wort "dickfellig" bedeutet: gleichgültig, unempfindlich gegenüber Aufforderung, Missbilligung o. Ä.


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It's hard for me to add something to this … However, I will do because that in itself does not qualify as a good answer. The basic point is that solely a number of words is highly irrelevant for speaking and understanding a language fluently. It is, as the author of the blog post states, a lot more important to understand context, place unknown words into ...


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Not directly "Sprichwörter" but maybe also something for you: Bauernregeln und Wetterregeln. My personal favorite (not very serious ;) ): Kräht der Hahn auf dem Mist, ändert sich's Wetter oder es bleibt wie es ist. Some Sources: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_von_Bauernregeln http://www.bauernregeln.net


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Gib dem Menschen einen Hund und seine Seele wird gesund. What can one learn from it: Mensch is a "weak-noun". Here it is in the dative and it is inflected. Remember that Hund and gesund are pronounced like the English "t". Since this rhymes it might help in remembering this.



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