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


Jul
24
comment What grammar form is “Es muss gemacht worden sein”?
A related question, but without the passive: german.stackexchange.com/q/799/119
Mar
21
comment Wort oder Redewendung für plötzliches, spontanes Vergessen
Hat dieser Ausdruck dieselbe Bedeutung wie "Ich stehe auf dem Schlauch"?
Feb
22
comment Origin of the “dem Mann sein Hut” construct
One might speculate that it is of old Germanic origin, since the construct is shared by other Germanic languages; in Norwegian for instance, the normal possessive is "Mannen sin hatt".
Jan
19
comment Do all nouns from verbs nominalized by the suffix “-ung” have a female gender?
I find it interesting that the natives don't know this, as it's one of the first things you learn as a foreigner! My teacher added humorously that it was the first and the last time we would come across a rule without an exception in the German language ...
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
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
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
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
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
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).
Aug
11
comment How precise is “gegen 8 Uhr”?
+1 Gigili, this is nice addition to the previous answer, but I still accept the other one since it answers the question more directly.
Aug
5
comment Welches deutsche Wort hat die meisten Konsonanten in Folge?
+1 Kreativ und nerdig!
Aug
4
comment Welches deutsche Wort hat die meisten Konsonanten in Folge?
Und wie sollte diese Frage getaggt werden? :-)
Aug
4
comment Welches deutsche Wort hat die meisten Konsonanten in Folge?
Solche Beispiele finde ich aber lustig und hoffe, dass wir auch einige kreativen Vorschläge sehen werden.
Aug
4
comment Welches deutsche Wort hat die meisten Konsonanten in Folge?
Es gibt zum Beispiel Vorschläge wie »Borschtschgschnas«. Das Bedeutet (auf Österreichisch) einen Maskenball, in dem Borscht gegessen wird. Ob das ein Deutsches Wort ist, kann man bezweifeln.