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Dec
22
comment Classic childrens books that are unknown outside of DE/AT/CH?
Of course, Astrid Lindgren is neither Swiss nor German, but Swedish. Still great books (and movies) of course.
Dec
22
comment Classic childrens books that are unknown outside of DE/AT/CH?
Don't forget "Pünktchen und Anton". Had this as an audio drama on cassette and loved it as a child. I still know the prologue by heart. Kästner considered this his best children's book.
Dec
22
comment Classic childrens books that are unknown outside of DE/AT/CH?
Just want to add that "Krabat" is not for little children. It's quite different from his other books in that way.
Dec
21
answered Online Language Tools for advanced learners? Online-Sprachwerkzeuge für Fortgeschrittene?
Dec
20
comment 4711, 08/15 and other numbers with some flair in German?
@Thomas, why do you write WEB in all capitals? It's an ordinary word, not an acronym.
Dec
19
comment Was bedeutet „auf Draht sein“?
Übrigens soll angeblich unser ehemaliger Bundespräsident Heinrich Lübke tatsächlich mal zur Queen gesagt haben: "You are heavy on wire".
Dec
19
comment Plural von “Stadt” - “Städt” oder “Städte”
What does this answer add that the first one didn't already answer with respect to the question?
Dec
19
comment Plural von “Stadt” - “Städt” oder “Städte”
@DiN0bot, No, that would be wrong (or at least very poor style).
Dec
19
answered What's the meaning of “zur Frau werden”?
Dec
18
comment Why is “Zeile” but not “Zeiger” differently pronounced in the south?
I don't live in southern Germany, but I've also never heard this from southerners. Are you sure it's a southern German thing, and not an idiosyncracy from some of the people you know, or residue of a dialect they've brought with them when they moved to the south?
Dec
16
comment Was genau bezeichnet das Wort Statussymbol?
Verständliche Frage, aber es geht mir schon um die Bedeutung des Wortes.
Dec
15
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Dec
15
comment What is the correct preposition for “Name” in following contexts
"Reservation" is wrong (except in Switzerland). Only "Reservierung" is correct (although "Reservation" will probably be understood).
Dec
15
comment Speaking German with accent: a status symbol or a sign of being a foreigner?
As @Jules demonstrates, there are not only positive connotations with being russian (or any nationality, in fact). Right at this moment, Putin et al are also hard at work not to leave the most favorable impression possible.
Dec
15
comment Does the word “Fahrenheit” mean anything in German?
+1 for mentioning Celsius (who was a Swede, by the way).
Dec
14
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Dec
14
answered Was bedeutet “buzzern”?
Dec
14
comment German alternatives to “Shit happens”?
By the way, I don't think this self-censorship is appropriate, helpful, or needed here. It also makes it impossible to know whether you mean "Scheiße passiert" oder "Scheiß passiert".
Dec
13
comment Speaking German with accent: a status symbol or a sign of being a foreigner?
I think this is a very theoretical answer, and while I agree that it would be nice to live in a world (or country) that followed your logic, such a place doesn't exist. And, sadly, I am part of the problem, because I (as well as everybody else) am quick to judge, full of bias and prejudice. It's important to be aware of that to overcome it (which may never be fully possible).
Dec
13
comment Speaking German with accent: a status symbol or a sign of being a foreigner?
I think for some people, the cliché of a Russian programmer or mathematician is that of a hard-working, earnest, brilliant man, a bit like German engineers are sometimes viewed. But yes, this is a very individual thing, and your explanation (Boss valued Alexander's opinion and wanted to show off having an international team) are probably closer to the truth.