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Aug
6
comment “Jetzt dreht der Trainer am ganz großen Rad”
Meiner Erfahrung nach sind Kommentare in den Fußballspielen schon immer grottenschlecht gewesen...
Aug
6
comment Literal meaning of: “Es ist noch kein Meister vom Himmel gefallen”
Related: “es ist/sind” versus “da ist/sind” to mean there is/areThe use of an infinitive with the pronoun “es”
Aug
3
comment “Hätte sie mehr Zeit, so käme sie mit zur Party” - position of 'mit'
I'm pretty sure we already had a question about that. Can't find it right now. Anyway. You can place mit at both position before and after "zur Party".
Aug
1
comment Akkusativ and Dativ confusion with possession
"Ich kaufe sein Auto." Where did you get that sentence from? It's not correct. – Ich kaufe was? -> Akkusativ – Ich kaufe das Auto. Wessen Auto? Sein Auto (Akkusativ Neutrum Deklination)
Jul
31
comment Differences between “weg” (away) and “Weg” (way)
I've got the next question for you: what's the difference between "gerade"(just), "gerade"(straight), "gerade"(even) and "Gerade"(line), ...? And is the only difference between "away" and "way" the "a" in the beginning? ;) – Well, what I'm actually saying, what's really your question about? I don't get it.
Jul
31
comment keiner/jeder vs niemand/alle
And there's my point: this is not the distinction, if any exists. The do not overlap largely but fully. There's none broader over the other.
Jul
31
comment keiner/jeder vs niemand/alle
Fine. You're answer, however, doesn't convey that. As it stands now it says that "alle" are really all (in the world), while "keiner" are just all those you know and you allow some reservations for those you don't know.
Jul
31
comment keiner/jeder vs niemand/alle
I see your point. So, if you say "alle" you integrate all objects into one group and refer to the group, while if you say "jeder" you collect all objects and refer to each object separately. The difference would be the same as "each" and "every" in English. Fair Enough. That said, the outcome is still the same and from that perspective there's no difference. And if there's a "black sheep" in the group, "jeder" and "alle" are equally failing. There it doesn't matter if you were applying to the objects as a whole or separately.
Jul
31
comment keiner/jeder vs niemand/alle
"Keiner/Niemand hilft mir", "Keiner/Niemand blieb stehen", "Keiner/Niemand kennt ihn", "Keiner/Niemand darf diesen Raum betreten", "Keiner/Niemand (aus) der Gruppe"... No difference at all.
Jul
31
comment keiner/jeder vs niemand/alle
I don't see any difference between "Niemand/Keiner würde das sagen" (and not for Jeder/Alle as well, for that matter). In both cases you equally indicate that most people would or wouldn't say it.
Jul
31
comment keiner/jeder vs niemand/alle
Basically it is that simple. There might be a subtle difference (rather kind of emphasis) in some contexts , if at all. Regarding "jeder" also see another question here.
Jul
30
comment What does “bleibt der Abwasch schon mal liegen” mean?
@user9065 "ever" is another translation in another context. "Have you ever been in London -> Bist du schon mal in London gewesen"
Jul
30
comment Difference between “häufig”, “gewöhnlich” and “üblich”
@fluffy Yes and saying "Sie sind wie üblich gekommen" is fine. But that does not work for any word, as it wouldn't work in English either. In respect to that example, in German you cannot use "häufig" and in English you cannot use "often" without modifying the sentence a bit. That's what I'm saying.
Jul
30
comment Use of dative after “wegen”
Actually, @Emanuel is right, that this is a duplicate. That said, the accepted answer to the other question is not (entirely) correct. Many people would disagree with using dative being correct at all, so why recommend using dative.
Jul
30
comment What does “bleibt der Abwasch schon mal liegen” mean?
@user9065 Simplified: "schon mal" => "sometimes" (in that context)
Jul
30
comment Use of dative after “wegen”
@dirkt is right. The example sentence is clearly dative. You would recognize genitive. Also, in singular the newspaper editor would still go with dative.
Jul
28
comment What is the meaning of “Mensch” when used between friends or family members?
@Carlster Occasionally, yes. But I don't think it's the proper definition.
Jul
28
comment What is the meaning of “Mensch” when used between friends or family members?
@Carlster Tell me. I don't know what you mean.
Jul
28
comment Use of personal pronouns (including the polite forms)
@hellcode Oh yes, right. My second example is indeed wrong. I confused it with Spanish where the third-person conjugation is identical to the address pronoun. Never mind.
Jul
28
comment Use of personal pronouns (including the polite forms)
@hellcode I think you considered "Sie" als plural, otherwise your sentence is incorrect. In that case either "...ob sie Personal einstellen" or "...ob Sie Personal einstellt".