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Jan
27
comment What is the difference between Du and Sie
Was any effort made to look this up on your own from any grammar source or quick online check?
Jan
19
comment Jugendsprache…again - “Alter”
Agreed. Though maybe then it should be a comment rather than an answer. Some people might downvote an answer that doesn't answer the question.
Jan
19
comment Jugendsprache…again - “Alter”
Though your answer may be factually correct, I'm not sure it actually addresses the question being asked. Perhaps you could tie that in with what you have so far.
Jan
4
comment “Erledigen” and “machen”
Good stuff, but the question seems more about contrasting "machen" and "erledigen" rather than just focusing on "machen".
Jan
2
comment How do you say “just because” in German?
Yes, we've all had the sarcastic "Warum? Darum!" arguments. ;-)
Jan
2
comment Is it an insult calling a lady “die alte Huhn”?
Think of it being similar to the English "(crazy) old bird", or "old bat" to use another one. They're somewhat derogatory in a humorous way. The issue of correct gender usage is described in the answers below.
Dec
16
comment “These are my ghosts, the spaces amid love” in German
Welcome to GL&U! It's not really the purpose of this site to just translate things. Have you made an effort on your own that we can help with? The site is intended for discussions that can help other people who might come across them, not quite so singularly focused as a simple translation.
Dec
8
comment Is it correct to use “ich sehne mich nach…” for inanimate objects?
German does have "bang(e)", but it's more like being tense or anxious or fearful. Never quite felt that for chocolate, though maybe it would work for romance, lol.
Nov
6
comment Reflexive “treffen” when planning to meet someone?
My concern is that if revisions were made, then perhaps the vote should be changed. But thx! :-)
Nov
6
comment Reflexive “treffen” when planning to meet someone?
Whoever downvoted please give an explanation and/or suggestion comment so the answer can be improved. :-)
Nov
5
comment Reflexive “treffen” when planning to meet someone?
The question seems redundant--to meet someone as opposed to simply meeting them? Do you mean meet them as in being first introduced vs meeting up with them regardless of being the first time or not?
Oct
23
comment What is “It turns out that…” in standard German?
The phrase "sich erweisen als" is probably what you're looking for. Your example doesn't quite match your question, as I understand it. Or do you mean "sich herausstellen"?
Oct
10
comment Wann sagt man “physikalisch” und wann “physisch”?
Hast du es schon mal im Wörterbuch nachgeschlagen? Da gibt's wohl sicher Beispiele, oder?
Oct
4
comment Stranded preposition: Meine Familie geht da echt gut mit um
@chirlu I just meant that using standard words in nonstandard ways can happen pretty much anywhere. That's why I said "that sort of thing", meaning that changing words around doesn't necessarily make it a dialect as much as a colloquial practice. Specific words that are changed may only occur in certain regions, as in this case. But I was just addressing the use of the word "dialect".
Oct
3
comment Stranded preposition: Meine Familie geht da echt gut mit um
I wouldn't say it's so much a dialect but rather a colloquial practice. It's still a standard word that's just used in a nonstandard way. That sort of thing can happen pretty much anywhere.
Sep
23
comment “Last spring” in “I took this math course last spring”
@chirlu There's no essential change in meaning, just verb case (Dat, Akk).
Sep
10
comment Is 'Grüß Gott' greeting in Bavaria religious-neutral?
By comparison you could say it's on the level of the English "[God] bless you" when you sneeze. Nobody nowadays gives it a religious connection. :-)
Sep
6
comment Where is the accusative?
@Em1 I was just addressing the sentence given. As such there were no other possibilities. And in this case the direct object would be accusative. But the vague question makes it a moot point anyway. ;-)
Sep
6
comment Where is the accusative?
To answer the question at face value, the infinitive phrase "to read" would be your accusative. But as stated above, it doesn't fit on this German site unless you're trying to translate it into German or something. All you have is an English sentence. Maybe you could rework your question to include the need for German. :-)
Jul
31
comment Adjectives as determinatives
I'm not sure I totally follow your logic, starting with the sentences becoming ungrammatical by removing the lead words. Can you explain that? Also, "obig" is the only true lead adjective whereas "genannt" and "besagt" are technically participles acting as adjectives, so your examples seem to be a mix of types for what you seem to be asking. Regardless, they are functioning as if an indefinite article preceded them and don't determine the nouns' genders themselves. Can you please clarify a little further what you're asking? Maybe I'm missing something here. :)