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Mathematician, discrete and outspoken. Programmer and admin of various scientific and information systems. Amateur biologist and linguist.


May
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comment What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
See also Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss.
May
25
comment German words with interesting etymology
It is certainly too broad.
May
25
comment In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein-Form gebräuchlich?
@poke: Jedem Land sein Genitiv! wie Bastian Sick und Ingrid Noll schrieben würden.
May
25
comment How can I better learn noun genders?
@Christopher: you can also add all words in "heit" as feminine (die Wahrheit, die Gesundheit, die Krankheit). Even die Arbeit :-)
May
25
comment How can I better learn noun genders?
@Kosmonaut: learning the article like Pekka suggests, is a good way. It is always understood as the nominative and there is a 1:1 correspondence in this case between gender and article. The frustrating thing about German from a French perspective is that the gender are not always the same :-).
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suggested suggested edit on Gibt es eine deutsche Phrase, die dasselbe bedeutet wie “It is an ill wind that blows no good”?
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