Unanswered Questions

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Herkunft – aber richtig!

Gibt es einen identifizierbaren Ursprung für die nachgestellte Floskel aber richtig, der bspw. ein Substantiv, Infinitiv, Imperativ oder Partizip vorausgeht? Man findet dies bspw. als Buchtitel und ...
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Difference between “etwas besprechen” and “sich über etwas besprechen”?

I read from Duden the following two usages of besprechen: as a transitive verb: etwas besprechen; as a reflexive verb: sich über etwas besprechen, where sich is in the accusative case; The two ...
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what difference in the effect of expression that adversative words make with varying positions in a clause?

I read from Hammer's Grammar that such adversative particles as 'aber', 'doch', 'jedoch' will produce different effects of expression with varying positions in a clause; for example: (i) er ...
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Welche Verben bilden extrem viele oder wenige Wortformen?

Viele, die bisher nur nicht oder wenig flektierende Sprachen (wie Englisch) sprechen und anfangen, Deutsch zu lernen, scheinen anfangs häufig das Gefühl zu haben, dass jede Kombination von Person, ...
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“doch es gelang ihm nicht” vs. “doch gelang es ihm nicht” and similar

Below I quote two groups of similar sentences. I’d like to ask for evaluation of these alternatives in terms of their power of expression and style; i.e. in each group, which one is more expressive ...
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How to know Nominative, Accusative, Dative, Genitive Verbs in German?

I am learning German, perhaps I am A1 level but I really wish to raise my level to B1 and as far as my experience goes, the verbs are quite important to know and for not only verb but for grammatical ...
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Etymology of nouns “Rede” and “Gespräch” comparing to verbs “reden” and “sprechen”

I would like to know, why does the noun Rede means speech while the verb reden means to talk and, similarly, Gespräch means conversation while sprechen means to speak? Intuitively speaking, Gespräch ...
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is the pragmatic usage of 'jedoch' restricted to qualification?

I read from Farrell's Dictionary of German Synonyms that jedoch is only used to qualify a preceding absolute statement; however, this seems unsupported by the following example I read in Duden: ...
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how to interpret the meaning of 'jedoch' in terms of 'je' and 'doch'?

As 'jedoch' arises as the combination of 'je' and 'doch', I am wondering how to deduce the fundamental meaning of 'jedoch' from those of 'je' and 'doch'?
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Welche Substantive bilden extrem viele oder wenige Wortformen?

Viele, die bisher nur nicht oder wenig flektierende Sprachen (wie Englisch) sprechen und anfangen, Deutsch zu lernen, scheinen anfangs häufig das Gefühl zu haben, dass jede Kombination von Kasus und ...
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Welche Adjektive bilden extrem viele oder wenige Wortformen?

Viele, die bisher nur nicht oder wenig flektierende Sprachen (wie Englisch) sprechen und anfangen, Deutsch zu lernen, scheinen anfangs häufig das Gefühl zu haben, dass jede Kombination von Kasus, ...