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Jan
18
comment Difference between “fallen”, “hinfallen”, “umfallen”, “stürzen”
@CarstenSchultz Du willst sagen, dir ist noch nie ein Bleistift hingefallen? Oder ein Buch? Oder eine Lampe? "Letzte Woche ist mir XYZ hingefallen". Bzgl. König... duden.de/rechtschreibung/stuerzen#Bedeutung7a und duden.de/rechtschreibung/fallen#Bedeutung5
Jan
15
comment Kann “heute” ein Substantiv sein?
"Ein guter Tag zum Sterben ist" is not grammatically correct. "Ist" (a linking verb) always requires a complement.
Jan
12
comment “Stock” or “Stockwerk” as translation of floor?
Hm, ich würde durchaus sagen "Unser Haus hat fünf Stöcke", aber "Unser Haus ist fünf Stock hoch". Im ersten Satz klingt "fünf Stock" sogar falsch für mich.
Jan
6
comment Mischung im Wenn-Satz aus Indikativ und Konjunktiv
Vielleicht wird es Zeit, unsere Grammatikbücher umzuschreiben ;)
Jan
6
comment Word for a dog searching?
@MadTux This is kind of abstract. If you're writing a detailed description, you can even use all of the words. If it's a single sentence, it really depends on your actual sentence.
Jan
5
comment Is there an alcoholic beverage that’s feminine in German?
Eine Welt bricht für mich zusammen.... Für mich waren die Cocktails bisher alle männlich: "Ich hätte gerne einen Caipi, einen Pina Colada und einen Pink Lady."
Dec
30
comment Meaning of nominative, genitive, dative and accusative
English and German do not have locative and instrumental, but we use prepositions for that purpose. See Wikipedia for some examples. Some languages have even more cases. Czech, for instance, has 7 cases – AFAIK.
Dec
30
comment “ich” in different cases
@Cerberus I wouldn't say that it 'modifies' the subject. If you use "sein", it simply means equality "Ich = der Schönste". I also don't think it has to be the same gender: "Du bist das Beste, was mir je passiert ist", but also "Du bist der/die Beste". Furthermore, when you speak to a child, you can apply both "das" for "das Kind" or "der" or "die" for its actual gender: "Du bist der dümmste Junge/das dümmste Mädchen/das dümmste Kind" - "Du bist der/die dümmste von allen". In your last sentence you should, technically speaking, use "das"; but "die" is fine. – Anyway. "Ich" has no article.
Dec
30
comment “ich” in different cases
@Cerberus I disagree. The article "der/die/das" is associated with the substantive "Schönste". Compare: "(Die) Heidi[=Sie] ist die Schönste". "Sie" is just the replacement for the name (including a potential article). If the article would be applied to the pronoun, it would precede it immediately: *"Die sie ist die Schönste" (which is obviously wrong). Furthermore, where would the article be if there's no further substantive but an adjective?
Dec
29
comment How to ask about another person's job
If context is given, C is absolutely fine. Without context, you're right.
Dec
29
comment How to ask about another person's job
(e) and (g) have other meanings. (e) as it stands right now is pretty uncommon. It could be used in a sentence like "Wie arbeiten Sie unter Zeitdruck?", suggesting the question if someone is able to work without worry or haste, but though quickly and efficient when time is running out. - (g) asks if a job or task is interesting.
Dec
26
comment Which infinitive to use with “sein”?
I wonder why you add the second "zu" and add the hint although you could drop it completely for the sake of simplicity.
Dec
26
comment Which infinitive to use with “sein”?
Your second (and third sentence respectively) have a completely different meaning than the first one.
Dec
21
comment Wortwahl in “In welcher Art von ___ wohnst du jetzt?”
Interessant. Ich finde, dass "Wie wohnst du jetzt" alles andere als idiomatisch ist.
Dec
20
comment Entgelt, unentgeltlich – Geld, geldlich
Nun gut, Kindergeld ist recht jung und enstand als Kombination aus "Kind" + "Geld". Aber deine Antwort beantwortet nicht im Geringsten die Frage, warum es "Geld" heißt und nicht "Gelt". So war es nämlich im Althochdeutschen.
Dec
19
comment The reason of using genitive instead of nominative
@c.p. Fair enough. Vielleicht war es auch nur ein Vertipper.
Dec
19
comment The reason of using genitive instead of nominative
@c.p. "guten" is both genitive and accusative, so I assume that's the reason for believing it could be genitive.
Dec
19
comment The reason of using genitive instead of nominative
These are two questions. Please refrain from asking two unrelated questions in one post. Make it two separate questions instead.
Dec
18
comment Wortwahl in “Es würde mich ___ freuen”
Alle außer (f), wobei (b) komisch klingt und (e) was anderes ausdrückt als (a), (c) und (d). Außerdem passen (g) unheimlich, (h) wahnsinnig, (i) tierisch, (k) mega, (l) hammermäßig, (m) mordsmäßíg, (n) so was von, ... mir gehn die Ideen aus.
Dec
18
comment Translating “profile” and “area of specialisation” on a CV
Fixed some typos, but what is "assamble"? There are the words "assembly" and to "to assemble" but both do not make sense.