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Apr
14
comment Any German books with included vocabulary?
I don't know of any particular book, but such books exist. However, what I highly recommend: read the book first without looking up any single word you don't know. You will understand from context. It may sound hard, but you'll improve for sure.
Apr
14
comment What's the difference between “darf” and “kann”?
"Can" vs "May". You likely "can" kiss him/her but if he/she don't like to, you're "not allowed to".
Apr
14
comment What's the meaning of “würde”?
In any language, words exist that are spelled equally but may have nothing in common. Ex. "Ball" in German and English is either a round object for playing, or a formal party. Another example in German: Gerade/gerade. In your case, you're comparing the noun "Würde" (dignity) with a conjugation of "werden" (to become) which happen to be spelled equally (except for the capitalization).
Apr
13
comment More info about the use of “bezüglich”
Regarding your question... Did you try to answer the question yourself before asking?
Apr
11
comment Asking someone to switch to English
@Raphael "wenig" and "ein bisschen" are equally fine. I don't see any reason to use one over the other. Regarding subjunctive: technically speaking you're right. However, this is not the way people speak; thus, I stay with my version.
Apr
11
comment The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”
Ereignis is a noun, meaning event. Eventuell is an adjective or adverb, meaning possible or possibly, respectively. A dictionary had told you. So, what was your question again?
Apr
11
comment The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”
German eventuell and English eventually are false friends. Eventuell is maybe, possible. It does not mean irgendwann.
Apr
11
comment What is the origin of the word “Ursprung”?
Falls mich demnächst jemand nach der Urzeit fragt, bist du es schuld. ;)
Apr
11
comment Splitting the German word “Taucherausrüstung”
@AngelO'Sphere OP assumed that "ge-" is the prefix (not the case here) and "-heit" the suffix (is true). And legen (or rather liegen) is the root. Actually, "gelegen" is the participle adjective, thus the correct splitting is "gelegen + heit". Still, if you assume "ge" being the prefix, OP's splitting is fine.
Apr
11
comment Splitting the German word “Taucherausrüstung”
@AngelO'Sphere No, OP did not ask for syllabification. OP tries to split up words to get a grasp of the meaning of a word.
Apr
11
comment How the verb works in a question
get reflects the meaning of to bring in this context, so you could try translating to bring which will lead you to an obvious and valid outcome: Ja, bring mir ein Wasser bitte.
Apr
10
comment “umfahren” – trennbares Verb oder nicht?
Related, if not even duplicated (the explanation is the same): german.stackexchange.com/q/8437/1224
Apr
10
comment Unterschied zwischen den Adjektivierungen mit Endungen -ig und -haft. Konkret: Wann nutzt man „eklig“, wann „ekelhaft“?
Ist das nicht identisch zu der anderen Antwort? :D
Apr
9
comment Does “gemacht” also mean “something done too artificially”?
@c.p. Nein, die sind gespritzt ;)
Apr
9
comment Preposition for “besuchen” with website
auf und unter werden nahezu gleichhäufig verwendet.
Apr
8
comment Which cases are being used in these sentences with “geben” and “suchen”?
@c.p. No, that's not what I'm saying. Using dative is correct. Very common example: "Such dir etwas aus" – However, in the example above I'd rather say "Ich suche für meine Oma die Brille" because in "Ich suche der Oma ihre Brille" the part "der Oma ihre Brille" equals "die Brille meiner Oma". And also the "Opa" version is ambiguous "dem Opa seine Brille" equals "die Brille meines Opas". So, sentence 1 is ambiguous either way and it depends on what you're used to. I would not recognize this as dative!
Apr
8
comment Unterschied zwischen den Adjektivierungen mit Endungen -ig und -haft. Konkret: Wann nutzt man „eklig“, wann „ekelhaft“?
-ig: Wie eine Sache erscheinen. Etwas suggerieren. "Das Kind ist goldig" => Es besteht nicht aus Gold. Es vermittelt nur den Anschein, aufgrund seines liebenswerten Verhaltens. // "Das Essen sieht eklig aus" => Es sieht unappetlich aus. Kann aber durchaus lecker sein.
Apr
7
comment Which cases are being used in these sentences with “geben” and “suchen”?
In the first sentence you can also argue that there's no dative at all. "Lustlos suchte ich [der Oma ihre Brille]==[die Brille der Oma]". Actually, this is the only valid version to my ear. Other will disagree with me here, but that's the way I am used to.
Apr
7
comment In what regions do you say “Das ist mir”?
Das ist mir... geläufig. Also in ripuarischen Dialekten kommt's vor.
Apr
7
comment Unterschied zwischen den Adjektivierungen mit Endungen -ig und -haft. Konkret: Wann nutzt man „eklig“, wann „ekelhaft“?
Hm. Bei den beiden Worten sehe ich keinen Unterschied. Ein anderes Beispiel hingegen hat leichte Unterschiede: sündig vs sündhaft. Wobei ich es nicht in Worte fassen kann. (Und ich beziehe mich hier nicht auf die zweite Definition von sündhaft, die ja deutlich anders ist.) Wiederum andere Beispiele unterscheiden sich deutlich: gläubig und glaubhaft. Tricky question auf jeden Fall.