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German native speaker. Originally from Saxony/Erzgebirge, so I know some of the dialects there, too.


Sep
14
comment Unterschied der Begriffe “Metzgerei”, “Fleischerei” und “Schlachterei”
mhm, ich glaube zum "Metzger" gehört die Herstellung der Wurstwaren etc. schon auch dazu... nur halt nicht unbedingt das schlachten und zerlegen der Tiere.
Sep
14
answered How are we polite without using “bitte”?
Sep
14
asked “das neue” oder “das Neue”?
Aug
22
comment Is something “kaputt” just broken or completely ruined?
I actually would say, that "kaputt" implies that the item theoretically (!) can be repaired: breakable objects that can be put back together (ein Glas, eine Vase, eine Porzellanpuppe) or something that can be repaired by replacing the broken part (ein Fenster, ein Stuhl(-bein)) or a technical item (ein Computer, eine Kaffeemaschine, ein Auto) or a fabric that can be sewn (eine Hose, eine Bluse). A book, for example, can't be repaired if it is destroyed, so "ein kaputtes Buch" sounds more like a "crazy book" too me. ^^
Aug
4
revised What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
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Aug
3
revised What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
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Jul
21
revised How is the prefix “uber-” differently used in German vs. English?
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Jul
21
answered How is the prefix “uber-” differently used in German vs. English?
Jul
20
comment How is the prefix “uber-” differently used in German vs. English?
I would actually say it comes from Nietzsche's term "Übermensch". It was actually meant as a being "above" the man ("über" also means "above", as in "das Bild hängt über dem Regal") in a more or less evolutionary way. However, it instead got the notion of a "super" kind of man - and a very sad counterpart in "Untermensch". For some reason the English world picked up the "super" notion and use it in this way till today.
Jul
20
comment When to use “Weltanschauung” vs. “Ideologie”? Do they basically have the same meaning?
@Hauser: "A atheist would likely say, creationsm is a ideology to use the denigrating connotation of ideology." I think really gets to the core. "Ideologie" doesn't have to be negative, but it's most likely used in this way. It usually also tells you that the speaker/writer does not agree with this way of thinking. You also wouldn't use it for your own beliefs.
Jul
19
comment When to use “Weltanschauung” vs. “Ideologie”? Do they basically have the same meaning?
True. However, "Braune Weltanschauung" very much feels like an euphemism to me.
Jul
18
comment What does the term “fremdschämen” mean? How to write it correctly?
Eine Wertung ist keine Antwort. :)
Jul
18
comment When to use “Weltanschauung” vs. “Ideologie”? Do they basically have the same meaning?
to me, "Ideologie" also has a bit of a negative touch. If you're talking about a fanatic attitude, you would always use "Ideologie". A "Weltanschauung" is rather neutral.
Jul
16
comment W → V, V → F. Why do German speakers wrongly transpose rather than shift when speaking English?
@Hendrik Vogt: ah... nevermind... I even asked a friend of mine who studied linguistics and he couldn't help me. ^^ But he assured me, that the original question could easily be answered with the overcompensating.
Jul
8
comment What movies are good for learners who want to improve their grammar and vocabulary?
thanks for tidying up :)
Jul
8
answered Difference between Erfahrung and Erlebnis?
Jul
7
comment Herkunft der Redewendung “Das Gegenteil von 'gut', ist 'gut gemeint'.”
Das meinte ich nicht. Du schreibst oben: "Es ist eine Abwandlung eines Zitats des Dichters Gottfried Benn " - aber woher weißt du, dass es nicht umgekehrt ist? Also das Zitat von Gottfried Benn eine Abwandlung des ersten Zitats?
Jul
7
comment Wie und wann setze ich ein Semikolon?
Best answer so far. :)
Jul
7
comment Herkunft der Redewendung “Das Gegenteil von 'gut', ist 'gut gemeint'.”
Hmh, ja, kann man sich streiten... bei der Frage nach der "Herkunft" ist es sicherlich legitim, auch den Inhalt und nicht nur die konkrete Wendung zu betrachten. Was ich aber nicht ganz verstehe: wo hast du denn her, dass das "Originalzitat" das von Gottfried Benn sei? Auf Wikipedia wird das nur als Variante aufgeführt?
Jul
7
comment Herkunft der Redewendung “Das Gegenteil von 'gut', ist 'gut gemeint'.”
Im Wikipedia-Artikel wird auch Voltaire angeführt - der wäre zumindest mit der sinngemäß gleichen Wendung noch etwas früher gewesen.