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Java Software Developer located in Germany, hobby programming languages are Scala and Haskell.


Jun
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
7
answered What is the difference between “Wie spät ist es?” and “wie viel Uhr ist es?”
Jun
4
comment Double consonants in German
More: ist / isst, Rate / Ratte, beten / betten
May
28
comment How are words categorized into masculine, feminine and neutral
However, there are some uncertainties for some (mostly foreign or artificial) words: der/das Blog, die/das E-Mail, die/das Nutella, der/die/das Joghurt. Some words have (sometimes just slightly) different meanings depending on the article, e.g. der/das Gummi, der/das Teil, der/die Partikel.
May
25
comment Sind die Wörter “laut” und “lauter” verwandt
"lauter" hat noch eine weiter Bedeutung, z.B. "Lauter kluge Leute...".
May
23
comment What does “Schmuck” mean in German?
That makes a lot of sense, as you can address the male parts jokingly as "Kronjuwelen" etc...
May
21
comment 'y' as a vowel in German
@HendrikVogt: I'm sorry, I don't know about.
May
21
comment 'y' as a vowel in German
@HendrikVogt: I'd say Ymir ( de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ymir ) isn't a loan word, as it comes from German(ic) mythology.
May
21
answered How would you translate “mind you” in German
May
14
comment 'y' as a vowel in German
By the way, "y" as "j" may occur in the middle of the word as well, e.g. "Maya" or "Mayonnaise".
May
14
comment 'y' as a vowel in German
There are more words like "Yeti", e.g. "Yoga".
May
12
comment “Faxen dicke” haben - woher kommt das?
Ob "fickfacken" auch für "Fix und Fax" ( ddr-comics.de/fix.htm ) Pate gestanden hat?
May
9
comment Translation for “Und dass sowas von sowas kommt”
No, this was just a speculation.
May
9
comment Can one say “Schönheit”/ “Bescheidenheit” instead of “Gesundheit”?
There are worse things you could say, e.g. "Noch ein Stück Brot dazu?"
May
4
comment Telling your conversational partner they can use “du” instead of “Sie”
If you ever hear "Wann haben wir denn zusammen Schweine gehütet?", it's a (maybe humerous, maybe rude) version of "Ich habe Ihnen kein 'du' angeboten"...
May
4
comment Translation for “Und dass sowas von sowas kommt”
Additionally, in WWII Japan and the UK used balloon bombs.
May
2
comment What do you greet in German when someone gets something new
If someone got a haircut, my usual response is "Do you need a good lawyer?", "Which profession has your hairdresser?" or "Don't worry, it will grow again..."
Apr
24
comment Origin, usage and meaning of “Wischiwaschi”
I'm not the downvoter, but this is no answer but pure speculation.
Apr
19
comment How do we define the strength of coffee?
Note also the "Saxonian scale": de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bl%C3%BCmchenkaffee
Apr
16
comment “bis der Tod euch scheide” or “bis der Tod euch scheidet”?
@Kevin: "Scheide" isn't slang, but the normal term when you don't want to use the medical term "Vagina", which sounds quite "technical". See e.g. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina