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comment Is there a rule that dictates whether to use the eszett (scharfes S) or double s?
@WalterTross Actually, one of the most common letter-forms for the ß today is not a ligature anymore (the one on this page, for example); it is the so-called "sulzbacher Form". Anyway, we've strayed quite far from language and into typography now.
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comment Comparing German words for different contexts of “commute” to mean traveling to work?
Pendeln literally means "to swing back and forth like a pendulum" (between home and workplace in this case). I don't think there is a word describing one way of the commute, as in "I was on my commute this morning".
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comment Woher kommt das Wort “abnippeln”?
Danke für Deine Antwort! Auch in Berlin kenne ich es nur mit hartem p.
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comment What do I say on returning from a break in a telephone conversation?
Although you have to be a little bit careful with "hören Sie?", because it can sound demanding/condescending, so watch your tone.
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comment What English IT Phrases/Words Should Not be Translated into German?
You also have to take into account you user base. Generally, the more technical your users are, the less you translate, and vice versa.