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Jan
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answered How do I say something is the superlative of a group in German?
Jan
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comment How do I say something is the superlative of a group in German?
"Der Nächte war dies die dunkelste." is not really good.
Jan
17
comment How do I use “arbeiten an”?
@splattne I fully agrree on this! I don't think I want to read about quality deficits in any broschure, do you? - "minimieren" is a little less offensive than "beseitigen"
Jan
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comment Hochdeutsch only or also regionalisms?
I fully agree ... it is to some point a vicious circle. Maybe that's one reason why business talk uses hardly any dialect.
Jan
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Jan
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comment How do I use “arbeiten an”?
This is great! You're showing a very good example where the sentence say both: "we're working on getting better" and "we're working increasing the quaility of our deficits" ... thanks for this!
Jan
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comment How do I use “arbeiten an”?
"Wir arbeiten kontiernuierlich daran, unsere Qualitätsdefizite zu minimieren." - Would be more precise.
Jan
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answered Hochdeutsch only or also regionalisms?
Jan
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comment Woher kommt der Östereichische Begriff “Erlagschein”?
das klingt sehr realistisch!
Jan
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answered Woher kommt der Östereichische Begriff “Erlagschein”?
Jan
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answered Wie kam es zu der Wendung “jemand hängen lassen”?
Jan
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comment In German, is a company plural or singular?
...in that case: singular. "Das ist übrigens ein Bild von einer Bildagentur, sie verwendet wohl ein ungewöhnliches Zeilenumbruchzeichen?" "vielleicht" would fit as translation in a lot of cases... but the perhaps here doesn't stand for "maybe", does it?
Jan
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answered When is using “sau-” for emphasis inappropriate?
Jan
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comment Does using the pronouns “sie” and “er” when refering to objects sound odd to native German speakers?
actually using "sie", "er" and "es" is usualy something that only native speakers master. The german language has very long sentences with a lot of long word. This way of shortening the content is "HIGH CLASS" German!
Jan
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answered In German, is a company plural or singular?
Jan
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answered What is the best German translation for the verb phrase “to upgrade software”?
Jan
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comment What is the best German translation for the verb phrase “to upgrade software”?
Diese Antwort ist nicht richtig, denn "aktualisieren" ist nicht mit upgrade gleich zu setzen! Auch ein Update ist eine aktualisierung. Die Begriffe Update und Upgrade sind in Verbindung mit Software inzwischen sehr gut eingeführt.
Jan
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comment Schreibt man „gutes Neues Jahr!“ oder „gutes neues Jahr!“?
Neujahr ist an sich nur der erste Tag des neuen Jahres, es wäre also nicht wirklich passend.
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