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Norwegisch ist meine Muttersprache, aber ich habe seit dem ersten September 2010 versucht, Deutsch zu lernen.


Sep
13
revised Recommended ways to learn the cases?
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Sep
12
comment Recommended ways to learn the cases?
Interesting remark, I think you're right! The exceptions are the verbs with prepositions, though: "An wem zweifeln Sie?" and "In wen sind Sie verliebt?" do not quite fit.
Sep
12
answered Recommended ways to learn the cases?
Sep
12
comment Recommended ways to learn the cases?
I asked earlier on this site about how these sort of questions are supposed to help non-native speakers, and the conclusion is that the questions help only when your Sprachgefühl is already well developed.
Aug
31
comment Is there a reason why Germany (Deutschland) is called so many different things in other European languages?
Your supposition about Tyskland is correct. Tysk stems from the pre-nordic þýdisker which is a cognate of the High German diutisc.
Aug
25
answered What are the origin & possible meanings of the ver- prefix?
Aug
25
comment What is the meaning of the dative in this sentence: “Dem Tod die Toten.”
Ah, I see. I guess you natives can feel the implied dative before "Gott" even without an article or anything!
Aug
24
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
23
accepted What is the meaning of the dative in this sentence: “Dem Tod die Toten.”
Aug
23
comment What is the meaning of the dative in this sentence: “Dem Tod die Toten.”
Thanks for explaining it in context. I think this answer makes the meaning perfectly clear!
Aug
23
comment What is the meaning of the dative in this sentence: “Dem Tod die Toten.”
Remarkable how the poem paraphrases the passage from the book! Is this a well known poem and phrase? In the English speaking world "to be or not to be" contains connotations not inherent in the phrase itself because it stems from such a famous play; can the same be said about "Dem Tod die Toten"?
Aug
23
comment What is the meaning of the dative in this sentence: “Dem Tod die Toten.”
Could you please clarify how this relates to the question? I don't quite see the connection. :-)
Aug
22
asked What is the meaning of the dative in this sentence: “Dem Tod die Toten.”
Aug
20
comment What is the simplest yet most exhaustive reference guide for German adjective/noun endings?
Yes, exactly! :-)
Aug
19
comment What is the simplest yet most exhaustive reference guide for German adjective/noun endings?
Please correct my German examples, I'm sure they are (not only corny, but also) abound with errors.
Aug
19
answered What is the simplest yet most exhaustive reference guide for German adjective/noun endings?
Aug
18
asked Umgekehrte Wortstellung und der Genitiv, z. B: »des Wanderers Schritte« statt »die Schritte des Wanderers«
Aug
17
answered What are some techniques to get me up to speed with German Grammar?
Aug
17
comment Is 30-60 minutes per day enough to get fluent in eight months?
@ams: And yes, German news is quite easy to understand since it is spoken slowly and in perfect standard German ("Hochdeutsch"). You need a quite big vocabulary, though.
Aug
17
comment Is 30-60 minutes per day enough to get fluent in eight months?
Yes, I tried lots of stuff! I bought books in both paper and audio form (Verbrechen is excellent) so that I could read along with what I was hearing. At the beginning this was too difficult; I had to translate first, then listen. Then I progressed through watching news and dubbed movies (which is easy) to watching talk shows and German movies (which is hard).