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Audio books, cassette courses, pocket grammars, style guides, websites, to name but a few
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Suche geläufige Wendung - Questions on finding a phrase that fits a meaning.
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relating to the grammatical case that marks typically the indirect object of a verb, the object of some prepositions, or a possessor
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Orthographie - Questions on the scientific background of spelling rules, hyphenation, capitalization, word breaks, emphasis, or punctuation. Use the tag 'spelling' for simple questions on how to spell…
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relating to the grammatical case that marks typically a relationship of possessor or source
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Questions regarding regional differences in usage of the German language.
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Wortschatz - Questions on vocabulary of the German language.
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the process of the inflection of NOUNS, PRONOUNS, ARTICLES, ADJECTIVES and NUMERALS: the changes of the ending or the stem in these word types to reflect grammatical case, gender and num…
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Komposition (zusammengesetzte Wörter) - Questions on compound words.
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a part of a word which is placed before the root.
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Zeichensetzung - Questions on punctuation in written language, such as period or comma.
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relating to the supra-regional German used in the written language
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Non-standard, informal speech.
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a part of speech that connects two words, phrases or sentences together.
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the name for a group of rules that specify if the first letter of a word has to be written as an uppercase letter or a lowercase letter. Most important capitalization-rule in germa…
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Whether something obeys the rules of grammar for German.
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Singular and plural nouns, as well as number agreement between nouns and verbs (and anywhere else number agreement shows up).
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Zahlen - Questions on the use of numbers or numerals in the German language.
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Förmlichkeit - Questions on formal speech or writing.
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Questions about German words in general.
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a shortened form of a word or phrase.
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relating to the grammatical case that marks typically the direct object of a verb or the object of any of several prepositions
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A reference work with a list of words from one or more specific languages, normally ordered alphabetically and explaining each word's meaning
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the process of the inflection of VERBS: the changes of the ending or the stem of a verb to indicate grammatical tense and mood as well as the grammatical person and number of the origin…
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relating to the technical or special terms used when talking about the German language
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formal and informal greetings
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Höflichkeit - how to "grease the wheels" of human discourse
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the same as ist subject; in German, it is used with a reflexive pronoun
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relating to the punctuation mark (,) indicating a pause between parts of a sentence or separating items in a list
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An additional, not immediately obvious meaning or association attached to the main meaning of a word or phrase. Connotations can be reflections of specific cultural or historical context, thinking pat…
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words "borrowed" or adopted from another language with almost no modification.