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comment Wie kann man “Er ist der erfolgreichste Teilnehmer des Wettbewerbs” klarer machen?
Bin skeptisch. "Von allen Teilnehmerinnen war er der erfolgreichste." Das funktioniert grammatisch nicht. Die Teilnehmerinnen sind daher nicht wirklich in den Satz integriert.
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comment What does “zu Hause” mean in this context?
@chirlu.. implausible maybe, impossible ... why would it be impossible?
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comment when we say “ich gehe ins Kino” ?
Who says that "Kino" is in a Dative position? What is a Dative position anyway? What's your source for the German grammar?
Jun
26
comment Gegenteil von Rücktritt (am Fahrrad)
Zwei Downvotes? Warum das denn bitte???
Jun
26
accepted Gegenteil von Rücktritt (am Fahrrad)
Jun
26
comment How to say ''I like you'' with gefallen?
Neither. It's definitely a structure you need to wrap your head around so I think asking about it is fine but there is one thing you can fix yourself if you're actually learning German: the conjugation of the verb.
Jun
26
comment Logic consistency of prepositions between “Willkommen bei uns zu Hause” and “Willkommen bei Twitter”
Well the thing is that there isn't really an answer to the question "Why don't you say it this way"... it's simply because German doesn't. Like... why does English say "welcome to" and not "welcome by"? It's just how it is, is all.
Jun
26
comment Logic consistency of prepositions between “Willkommen bei uns zu Hause” and “Willkommen bei Twitter”
Why should it be? Just because it's "to" in English it doesn't have to be the same in another language. Prepositions don't always translate directly and one of the big challenges is to just learn which one to use for which context. It's a journey that never ends.
Jun
26
comment Gegenteil von Rücktritt (am Fahrrad)
@Takkat... interessanterweise ist für mich ein Rücktritt der "Normalfall". Die Fahrräder mit denen ich in der Zone groß geworden bin, hatten alle Rücktritt :). Das Nach-Hinten-Durchdrehen war für mich auf jeden Fall neu und cool und techy.
Jun
26
asked Gegenteil von Rücktritt (am Fahrrad)
Jun
25
reviewed No Action Needed Proper usage of “Entschuldigung”
Jun
25
reviewed Reopen What learning strategies are there for German noun declension?
Jun
25
comment What learning strategies are there for German noun declension?
@TehMacDawg... okay, I figured now OP is primarily asking for how to form the plural. Declension made me think of case declension. I think the question isn't phrased very well but I guess I'll vote reopen.
Jun
25
comment What learning strategies are there for German noun declension?
@TehMacDawg... I am serious. I do not understand what OP might be referring to other than n-declension. Nouns do pretty much not get declined in German. If I am wrong please point me to it.
Jun
25
comment What learning strategies are there for German noun declension?
@TehMacDawg... I voted close because I don't understand what OP wants to know. Noun declension? What is that? N-declension? I guess I should have chosen "unclear" instead of "too broad but I stand by my vote. What is there to learn about noun declension in German?
Jun
25
comment Tips on teaching German semantics to political refugees
@eslukas... it is really hard to tell without knowing the group, the dynamics, the general education level, the skill level, their second language skill level, etc. It might just be a group on which all kind of theory is lost. I have had students like that myself (though just one on one) and then the best way is to just talk, while learning phrases. Feels disorganized to you but for them it's what they want and they'll see progress. And when they're ready for background theory they'll ask. Do away with all your textbooks and material and get a feel for the group, try to converse with them
Jun
25
comment Are there any mnemonic aids for remembering how to deal with cases for each gender?
@Jan... I don't know any :). And I don't think there exists one because the whole matter is just to big and messy. How do you want to condense 2 tables with 16 entries each and a fair degree of random into a nice song or rhyme. That would be more like an epic poem.
Jun
25
comment Tips on teaching German semantics to political refugees
I agree that it's helpful to know what a verb is but I disagree on attribute. Stay with the VERY BASIC building blocks and forget about all the higher grammatical concepts. As for verbs... try to introduce them as things you do. You can act out many verbs (sleep, eat, drink, laugh, cry). Also, you should NOT bring "sein" into the mix because I reckon that some of their native tongues do not have this the way German has. They say "I hungry" so if you try to use "sein" as an example you set them up for confusion.
Jun
25
comment How rude are these German words?
Unless you have a rather good command of a language, using its curse terminology will come across as wanna be and pathetic. Even when you have the best usage advice... just don't do it. Your accent and the surrounding mistakes will butt fuck your effort.
Jun
24
answered Deutsches Wort für “adjacent possible”