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Jun
7
comment What are the differences between “jein” and “naja”?
@2C-B Definitely.
Jun
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on As someone learning German, what should I put on my flash cards for each part of speech?
Jun
6
comment What are the differences between “jein” and “naja”?
I don't quite agree. "Jein" is more if you are really in doubt about yes or no. Or if a question really cannot be answered with yes or no, because for some reason both answers are true. - Naja, however, is used if you agree or disagree with reservation, because you're having small, but certain, doubts. But still, you basically (dis)agree. For that reason, I'd go with naja in both of your "jein"-examples. You agree that they can borrow your car, but with the restriction of half an hour. And you disagree with her being his sister, although they're very close to each other.
Jun
6
answered Usage of “zwar”
Jun
6
comment Usage of “zwar”
Aside: The question "Hat man heute Geburtstag" is a bit strange. You'd rather ask "Hat heute jemand Geburtstag"
Jun
5
comment How to say “I come from Beijing, China” in German?
Gutes Beispiel, @userunknown, auch wenn Texas ja in dem Sinne kein 'Land' ist, sondern lediglich ein Staat.
Jun
5
revised Jein - a regionalism or the German-wide jargon?
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Jun
5
reviewed Reviewed How to find pen pals?
Jun
3
comment How to say “I come from Beijing, China” in German?
I disagree in one point. Namely, it's common to say "Beijing, China".
Jun
3
comment Welchen Fall benutzt man mit Phrasen wie “last year”?
“Ende diesen Jahres” vs. “Ende dieses Jahres” - Why Akkusativ in “dieses Jahr”, “diesen Sommer”?
Jun
3
revised Welchen Fall benutzt man mit Phrasen wie “last year”?
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Jun
3
comment How to say “to check the mail”?
@Takkat As far as I know does user unknown live in another region than I do, for that reason I vote for 'not regional'. And definitely not colloquial.
Jun
2
comment How to say “to check the mail”?
I always use the English word: "E-Mails checken". Alternatively I guess most people tend to say that they will "read" emails. Ex.: "Ich muss noch meine (E-)Mails lesen." I've never heard "prüfen" in this context. Probably also possible is "abrufen". Ex: "Kann ich mal eben meine E-Mails abrufen."
May
31
revised Difference between “ziemlich” & “ganz”
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May
31
revised Difference between “ziemlich” & “ganz”
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May
30
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May
30
comment Wie sagt man “Do you know if something?” auf Deutsch?
Did you try to translate it yourself?
May
30
revised “Strahlen” vs “Strahler”
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May
29
revised What's the meaning of 'erl'?
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May
29
revised How do you say “over the hump” in German?
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