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Sep
4
comment Is “was” used as a modal particle here?
Ah! I'll have to look out for this in the future. I always see was as what. Thanks!
Aug
6
comment Literal meaning of: es ist noch kein Meister vom Himmel gefallen
The explanation of the expletive pronoun really helps, thanks. As a native English speaker I use it all the time, and yet it confused me here in German.
Aug
6
comment Literal meaning of: es ist noch kein Meister vom Himmel gefallen
Just confused about the es ist bit – I guess es ist can mean both there is and it is? Are there other examples that start es ist... that have the literal meaning there is...?
Mar
7
comment What quick lookup software is there for German vocabulary in Mac OS X?
Perfekt, dankeschön!
Feb
25
comment Can I use “doch” as negation to “es ist meine Schuld”?
Great answer, I understand this context a little better now. Your answer will no doubt be a good reference for me to refer back to if in doubt – thanks.
Feb
25
comment Can I use “doch” as negation to “es ist meine Schuld”?
Thanks, this is what I was trying to determine. I read somewhere else that you can only say doch in response to a negative statement, and I wrongly thought that 'it is my fault' is negative, but of course, 'it is not my fault' is the negative – and so 'doch' in response means 'on the contrary, it is your fault'.
Feb
24
comment Can I use “doch” as negation to “es ist meine Schuld”?
I've tried to be more clear in my question, let me know if that helps explain what I'm trying to grasp.