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Apr
11
comment The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”
"Ereignis" is similar to "Ereignis"? Is that a typo?
Apr
11
comment The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”
Both words are completely different in German. No German would ever even so much as get the idea to draw a connection. Em1 has given you the translations. Why would you want to use a different word? Just because they're the same in Portuguese doesn't mean they're the same in a different language.
Apr
10
answered “umfahren” – trennbares Verb oder nicht?
Apr
10
comment “umfahren” – trennbares Verb oder nicht?
Nope... das untrennbare "um" hat sehr konkret und konsitent den Sinn von lokal "around".
Apr
9
answered Does “gemacht” also mean “something done too artificially”?
Apr
8
comment Can the position of “auch” change the meaning of the sentence?
I have to disagree with the first part of this answer. By default, the "auch" actually refers to the verb and I would understand a stand-alone "Ich bin auch groß" to mean that I and another person are tall. It can refer to the adjective too, but that is out of the default just like "Auch ich". You can check that by moving around constituents. "Nicht nur stark und klug, auch groß bin ich." You can interpret the first example that way but it is not the default and you need a specific stress pattern to communicate that (as @Wrzlprmft remarked)
Apr
8
comment Can the position of “auch” change the meaning of the sentence?
@karoshi... it is the same as "nicht"... there isa default-position and if you move it around you emphasize certain things "... auch groß" is the default. As it talks about the verb it can be understood either way (referring to subject or the characteristic). "Auch ich..." not the default. Here the emphasis is put on "ich".
Apr
8
revised In what regions do you say “Das ist mir”?
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Apr
8
comment In what regions do you say “Das ist mir”?
@rogermue... well, then I don't see how this is an answer because OP wanted to know WHAT regions this is asked in. The answer got accepted for some reason but I don't think it matches the question very well.
Apr
8
comment Welches Geschlecht hat “Quest”?
für mich ist es auch "die" aber wenn alles benutzt wird ist auch noch alles richtig, bis sich eins durchsetzt.
Apr
8
revised Welches Geschlecht hat “Quest”?
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Apr
8
comment What's the correct way to say “I will have been…” in German?
@Toscho... es mag eine regionale Sache sein, aber ich finde "wäre" im zweiten Beispiel weitaus besser und würde "würde sein" immer korrigieren. Selbst wenn es theoretisch möglich ist, ich finde einen Downvote unagemessen, denn (keine Ahnung ob der von dir ist)
Apr
8
revised What's the correct way to say “I will have been…” in German?
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Apr
8
comment In what regions do you say “Das ist mir”?
So you're saying that "Das ist mir" is said all over the country with similar frequency? I doubt that. "Dem sein" is one thing, "das ist mir" is another thing, even if they can be described with the same grammatical term.
Apr
8
revised What kind of construction is “eine Tasse Kaffee”?
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Apr
7
comment German equivalent of “…, though”
I'd put "allerdings" and "dennoch" into the focus, as "zumindest" and "trotz allem" do imply more than just contrast. (I am referring to the examples)
Apr
7
comment Can the position of “auch” change the meaning of the sentence?
Wait, I would understand the first example to be the same as the second unless there is a very specific stress pattern in place (auch with a strongly rising pitch, falling back down over the course of groß)... @karoshi as it stands this should not be the accepted answer
Apr
7
revised Er liest das Buch nicht
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Apr
5
comment Er liest das Buch nicht
@InterSys... that is what I mean by default-negation. "Ich mag nicht den Löffel" implies a "but the fork" because it is NOT the default. As a narrowed down rule you could take it as follows. In a construction "verb+ direct object" the default-negation is the verb alone. This can be generalized but not in a comment :)
Apr
5
comment Er liest das Buch nicht
@Sam, it does, but it's a different sentence "Ich renne auf dem Weg nicht". Which is an answer to "wo" whereas "in den Park" is an answer to "wohin". Dative works, accusative doesn't (with regards to final nicht) . That's the big question.