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answered Woher kommt der Begriff “Laufhaus”?
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answered What are some reading comprehension activities for early language learners?
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comment What does this German sentence mean?
Indeed, it could also be that in that negative world, someone who acts negative again, acts negative for those people - does that make sense? Anyway, both translations might be correct. What's especially nice on that example, that it's not only the same sound or even letters, but also the exact same spelling with lowercase letters.
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accepted Why is “eu” used for spelling the sound “oi”?
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comment Why is “eu” used for spelling the sound “oi”?
I haven't taken into account that the sounds varied over time, so seems to be a good explanation - thanks!
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answered What does this German sentence mean?
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comment Are second-hand books suitable for learning German?
@Takkat: Don't overestimate the problem of seeing wrong spelling. Your kids won't just adapt blindly everything they read, it may even be a good lesson for them, when they come and ask you why something is spelled ugly. And consider the fact how kids today learn writing in 1st class - they are encouraged to write words as they think they are spelled without even getting corrected in the beginning - and it turned out, that this method helps them learning to write and read better than from the beginning on always having to make it right.
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answered Are second-hand books suitable for learning German?
Jan
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answered Difference between Austrian and German
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comment Is the second verse of the German national anthem offensive? Why is it not used?
Good explanation. Just adding a historical fact concerning the 1st verse: Originally it meant, that forming one united Germany should go before all other things (see Wikipedia), but Hitler (mis)used it to place Germany before all other countries.
Jan
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comment What does “Kollegen” mean exactly?
Von einem Freund aus der Schweiz kenne ich das Wort Kollege auch im Kontext von Freund. Allerdings bin ich nicht sicher, ob dies generell im Schweizerischen so verwendet wird.
Jan
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answered How do Germans call someone from the United States?