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Nov
17
comment How to express consequence?
@chirlu: Got it, thanks
Nov
17
comment How to express consequence?
@chirlu: I wonder if infolgedessen can be used here?
Nov
16
comment Which element of sentence determines relative pronoun?
@Bergmann: For the purposes of case determination, yes. The gender and number of the relative pronoun depend on the noun they refer to, so, for example, Ich kenne die Frau, die an der Ecke steht
Nov
16
comment How to say something like “I trained every day to be a better runner”
I think it should be ein besserer Läufer
Nov
12
comment Is animate/inanimate a grammatical category in German?
@Alex.S: Я вижу двух живых мышей и две компьютерные мыши.
Nov
12
comment Is animate/inanimate a grammatical category in German?
@userunknown: Aha, great example! That's what I'm talking about, it can't be as simple as living/non-living. Hence the question.
Nov
12
comment Is animate/inanimate a grammatical category in German?
@chirlu: Had the post been quietly edited, I might have not even noticed that the dative is changed into accusative. Now that that has been explicitly pointed out, every time I think of the verb denken I will immediately remember this post and use the correct case. So, if commenting about the mistake is useless/antiproductive for the GLU, it is certainly very useful to me as a learner :)
Nov
11
comment Darf man „überzeugen + zu + Infinitiv“ verwenden?
Vielen Dank für die Antwort und die Kommentaren dazu. Jetzt ist alles klar.
Nov
10
comment Darf man „überzeugen + zu + Infinitiv“ verwenden?
@chirlu: Ja, ich weiss die Mechanik, wie es so ein Tag nicht gibt, aber ich dachte, dass weil die Rektionen so wichtig bei der Deutschen Sprache sind, vielleicht suche ich nach einem falschen Begriff. Habe aber das Tag zugefuegt
Nov
10
comment Darf man „überzeugen + zu + Infinitiv“ verwenden?
@chirlu: Wenn keine allgemeine Antwort für alle Verben gegeben werden kann, dann loesche ich diesen Satz.
Nov
5
comment Are ‘säen’ and ‘sehen’ homophones?
@Iris: It was a big news to me that these letters can be pronounced differently. Anyway, I do hear the difference from your links, but it's still hard for me to reproduce them. I guess I'm jumping ahead of myself. With time...
Nov
1
comment Himmlische dein Heiligtum - shouldn't it be himmlisches?
@elena: Ah, I see, thanks!
Nov
1
comment Himmlische dein Heiligtum - shouldn't it be himmlisches?
So Himmlishe in this context means something along the lines of "O, the heavenly one" referring to Joy?
Jul
3
comment “helfen jmdm.” vs. “helfen zu jmdm.”
Got it now, thanks!
Apr
16
comment “Bis der Tod euch scheide” or “bis der Tod euch scheidet”?
@Em1: It's just that I had no idea Scheide meant female genitalia. I do now :)
Apr
16
comment “Bis der Tod euch scheide” or “bis der Tod euch scheidet”?
Thank you for your answer. Could I ask you to please explain how do they refer to female genitalia by "Willst du bis zum Tod der Scheide Sie lieben auch in schlechten Tagen" ?
Jan
30
comment When would one use “im” and “am” rather than “in dem” and "an dem?
Schiller has also used "ueberm (Sternenzelt)" as far as I recall. Is it normal in colloquial speech?