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Feb
23
comment Declination of adjective
@chirlu Ok, feel free to edit
Dec
26
comment Was bedeutet “wäre gekommen” auf einer Zigarettenausgabe?
I bet it (originally) read "Ware kommt" (English: product is arriving). Is it possible that someone jokingly modified the text with a marker pen or the like?
Dec
23
comment What's the meaning of “Deine Mudda”?
+1 for the Yo Mama reference
Dec
21
comment What term is more correct — “achronologisch” or “antichronologisch”?
@userunknown Zu dem Zeitpunkt als wir unsere Kommentare gepostet haben, lautete die Frage noch anders, sh. Editierverlauf.
Nov
9
comment leider nein oder leider nicht?
Vielleicht ist die Verwendung regional unterschiedlich. Bei uns im Südwesten Deutschlands würde man Leider nämlich immer als Ja verstehen, auch in obigem Beispiel.
Oct
18
comment Einen Buchstaben als Ersetzung für ein Wort verwenden - Wie nennt man das?
Bei einer alphabetisch aufsteigend geordneten Liste (a, b, c,...) stimme ich zu. Im Allgemeinen nicht.
Oct
17
comment When to use the preposition “zu” together with “passen”
Does this link answer your question? dwds.de/?view=10&qu=passen
Oct
17
comment Is it proper to call your partner “Mädchen” or “Junge”?
Good answer. I would like to add that calling your girlfriend mein Mädchen would not sound perverted as in my girlfriend is underage.
Oct
16
comment how to express an “astonishment”, “being amazed”?
Thanks for the edit, @Jan.
Oct
15
comment L(i)ebe Meaning
I think the OP is referring to the wordplay, i.e. to the usage including parantheses.
Oct
15
comment L(i)ebe Meaning
@Gerhard Good point. Maybe some context or reference would be helpful.
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
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
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
3
comment German equivalent for ‘location estimation’
I would also prefer Standortbestimmung. Positionsschätzung might be a slightly more technical version.