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Oct
15
comment How do Germans refer to an object whose noun is unknown?
"Ich laufe auf es" is grammatically wrong. "Ich laufe darauf" is correct and an elegant way to express that you walk on something. But it's a slighlty weird example, so it's hard to tell what a native speaker would actually say.
Oct
15
comment L(i)ebe Meaning
@Jan love and liebe could also be the imperative, first person singular.
Oct
15
answered How do Germans refer to an object whose noun is unknown?
Oct
12
comment Function of “fast” and “knapp” in a sentence
@user1474062 In your example it's an adverb
Oct
11
comment Function of “fast” and “knapp” in a sentence
@jona My point is: x and y can only mean a in the given context. You disagree on this statement saying that they could mean something else. Anyway, the fact that fast and knapp can have different meanings is irrelevant to this question. Because here they don't. And that's why I inserted it just "as a sidenote", see my answer.
Oct
11
comment Function of “fast” and “knapp” in a sentence
@jona Quoting the first sentence of my answer: "In the sense of almost but less than [...] the words fast and knapp are indeed synonyms...". This is exactly the meaning of these words in the original question. You seem to have a different opinion on that point. That's ok, let the votes decide then.
Oct
11
comment Function of “fast” and “knapp” in a sentence
@jona In your example of "eine knappe 3" (which is, by the way, a very special usage of a number as it actually refers to a school grade and you should just have left it as "knapp befriedigend" as in the original reference you're citing) knapp is used as an adjective and I explicitly state in my answer that it is not synonymous to fast in that case. So I don't see your point here.
Oct
11
revised Function of “fast” and “knapp” in a sentence
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Oct
11
comment Function of “fast” and “knapp” in a sentence
Agreed, in this context knapp cannot be used. Will update my answer.
Oct
11
comment Function of “fast” and “knapp” in a sentence
When used with numbers, knapp does not mean approximately but less than. See e.g. de.wiktionary.org/wiki/knapp , meaning no. 2 and duden.de/rechtschreibung/knapp#Bedeutung3 .
Oct
11
answered Function of “fast” and “knapp” in a sentence
Oct
3
comment German equivalent for ‘location estimation’
I would also prefer Standortbestimmung. Positionsschätzung might be a slightly more technical version.
Sep
7
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Aug
15
comment Why not use Den?
der Arbeit is dativ because mit etw. anfangen requires a dativ object. The preposition mit is almost always followed by dativ.
May
25
awarded  Yearling
Dec
18
comment Übersetzung von “(post)graduate student”
Ich arbeite selbst im akademischen Umfeld, habe aber das Wort Jungakademiker noch nie gehört. Ansonsten kann ich mich nur der Antwort von @ThS anschließen: ein (post)grad student kann sowohl ein Masterstudent als auch ein Doktorand sein. Einen Überbegriff gibt es dafür im Deutschen nicht.
Dec
3
comment Translation of “Internet portal for fans of unstable/labile balance”
Is there a humorous connotation intended in the original sentence?
Nov
23
comment Vorläufer für “Wer traut sich jetzt noch Präsident?”
Wir sind Papst!
Nov
18
comment I have a problem with “st”
@BЈовић: Des schdimmd fei gar net!
Oct
17
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