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comment How is the prefix “uber-” differently used in German vs. English?
Nietzsche's word Übermensch was also used by the Nazis in their rhetoric about the Herrenrasse (the master race). Further, the opposite term, Untermensch, was used in eugenics. So to the non-native speakers: be very careful when using it. It does have a very dark connotation outside of philosophical circles.
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comment How to express “silly” in German?
@cos I've never heard of that. Are you thinking of "frech" (cheeky)?
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comment Wofür steht “hoch” im Begriff “Hochdeutsch”?
Siehe aber auch: Wikipedia: Hochdeutsch
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answered Was bedeutet „sogar mit jdm. sein“?
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comment Wie viele sind »ein paar«?
+1, But just in case: this obviously doesn't a apply to things that come in pairs. "Ein Paar Handschuhe" always means two of them.
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comment How to express “silly” in German?
Well, no... or only if you have a really nice smile. You're quite right in assuming that there is no comparable equivalent to 'silly'
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comment Is there an equivalent prestige dialect of German in the same way Received Pronunciation is to English? If so, how did it come about?
@Samuel A very nice example! (even though he does swallow his 'G's) :P
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comment What's the politically correct way to say “mentally retarded” in German?
Geschädigt sounds much more like injured. A nice reference for this answer would be: Allgemeiner Behindertenverband e.V.
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