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I am a software engineer who is interested in improving his languages skills :)


Aug
22
comment Menschen vs Leute
It's nonsense that you need to know people to call them "Leute". Prove: "die feinen Leute" - "das vergessen die Leute nicht" - "kleine/große Leute" - "was werden die Leute dazu sagen" - "unter die Leute kommen" - "etwas unter die Leute bringen". However, it may refer to people you know very well, i.e. family (meine Leute gehen mir auf den Nerv), colleagues or friends (Leute, hört mal), employees (fähige, gute Leute; gutes Verhältnis zu seinen Leuten)
Aug
21
comment Why “Ich habe Hunger” and not “Ich bin Hunger”?
"haben" in this context does not mean "to possess something" but "to feel seomething". Another example: "Ich habe großen Hass auf ihn - I feel strong hate for him". B2t: "Hunger haben" means "to feel hungry". Meaning 5 in Wiktionary entry on haben
Aug
21
revised How to differentiate Sie (they) or Sie (you)?
typo, comma and minor recasting
Aug
21
comment Differenzierte Übersetzung für “ill” und “sick”
I don't feel crazy about this anyways, just wanted to let you know.
Aug
21
comment Differenzierte Übersetzung für “ill” und “sick”
I'd like to add an apart. Your German sentence clearly indicates that he becomes ill exactly one year to the day before (he probably died today or a couple of days ago), whereas your English sentence does not necessarily indicates that. Your English sentence might talk about someone who is already dead for several years and you recollect the circumstances of the illness (which was what I understood when I read first). This is because in German you can differentiate by using "für" or "seit" while in English you use "for" in both cases. Adding "now" in the English sentence makes it more clear.
Aug
21
comment Differenzierte Übersetzung für “ill” und “sick”
Your translation should rather be something along: "Weil er von der Krankheit Malaria befallen war, fühlte er sich seit (dem Tag, an dem) er krank geworden war(,) (für) ein Jahr lang jeden Tag schlecht."
Aug
21
revised What is an equivalent of English “piece of cake”?
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Aug
21
comment What is an equivalent of English “piece of cake”?
In which region people say "Brezelbacken"? I didn't know that.
Aug
21
comment Gibt es eine deutsche Übersetzung zu „friend zone“?
Freundschaftsfalle gefällt mir. Das sollte der Kern der Antwort sein, im Moment wirkt es eher wie eine Randnotiz. +1 anyways; good catch.
Aug
21
revised What is an equivalent of English “piece of cake”?
typos
Aug
21
comment What is an equivalent of English “piece of cake”?
And if you were looking for an appropriate adjective you can go with kinderleicht.
Aug
20
revised Hochdeutsch und Luthers Bibelübersetzung
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Aug
20
comment Wie schreibt man Dezimalbrüche in Worten?
Du schreibst es genau so, wie du es sprichst. Es gibt keinen Grund, dies anders handzuhaben.
Aug
20
revised Wie schreibt man Dezimalbrüche in Worten?
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Aug
20
comment Difference in pronunciation “Seiten” vs “Saiten”
You can listen to some samples on pons.eu, dict.leo.org and Duden.de.
Aug
20
comment Difference in pronunciation “Seiten” vs “Saiten”
@AlexanderKosubek If we're talking about dialects I do pronounce Seite as ~['zik] (spelled Sigg). Admittedly, I don't know how to pronounce Saite in my dialect as I've never used or encountered it. Anyway, as OP is not asking for a particular dialect it's not helpful to tell any possible pronunciation. There may be hundreds. Hence, chirlu's answer is complete and sufficient.
Aug
20
comment Über den Ursprung der zu „einen Vogel haben“ zugeordneten Geste
@userunknown Die Antwort auf deine Frage ist schlicht Nein, auch wenn es einige Gesten gibt, die überall gleich verstanden werden.
Aug
20
comment Über den Ursprung der zu „einen Vogel haben“ zugeordneten Geste
Und? Hast du dann mal recherchiert? Was war das Ergebnis?
Aug
19
reviewed Leave Closed Why isn't the adjective declined just as the corresponding noun is?
Aug
16
revised Why “Ich habe Hunger” and not “Ich bin Hunger”?
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