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


Mar
31
comment Terminus für unzulässige Satzverkürzung
Die main-Methode in Java kann man als public static void main(String... args) schreiben, muss man aber nicht. Scala wäre def main(args:Array[String]), also hier keine Ellipse.
Mar
29
revised When to use das/die/der and when ein/eine?
added 447 characters in body
Mar
23
comment When to use das/die/der and when ein/eine?
@Hendrik Vogt It's your chance to give a better answer...
Mar
23
comment When to use das/die/der and when ein/eine?
@den-javamaniac We use the abbreviation USA as well, but it's spelled out as "die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika", so we use the plural article.
Mar
23
answered When to use das/die/der and when ein/eine?
Mar
23
answered Of starting and stopping
Mar
20
comment Difference between 'Ich sollte' and 'Ich hätte … sollen'
Sometimes Ich hätte ... has the connotation of regret, which is not the case for Ich sollte ....
Mar
19
answered Wort oder Redewendung für plötzliches, spontanes Vergessen
Mar
14
comment A German equivalent for “The devil's in detail”
BTW, there is a common extension "... und im Restalkohol!"
Mar
14
comment “Am Flughafen” oder “Im Flughafen”?
Ich würde vorschlagen, sich des Genitivs zu befleißigen: "Die Klimaanlage des Flughafens ist schuld"
Mar
12
comment What is “schlagen” slang for?
@ Gigili: Yes, this schlägt dem barrel the Boden aus!
Mar
12
comment What is “schlagen” slang for?
More animal brutality: "Die Amsel schlägt im Wald". You can "Haken schlagen" or "jemanden ein Schnippchen schlagen". If you need to stay awake, you can say "ich schlage mir die Nacht um die Ohren". If something is unexpected, you might hear "Jetzt schlägt es dreizehn!". There is a well known epitaph: "Hier liegt Martin Krug, der Kinder, Weib und Orgel schlug"
Mar
9
comment Difference in pronunciation of “Er” vs. “Ihr”
It can't be "ihr" in your example, because then the correct sentence would be "Ihr esst einen Apfel". Generally you can find out which one is meant by looking at the verb.
Mar
7
comment Is there a different usage of “Erpel” vs. “Enterich”?
Once upon a time my professor started with "Liebe Studenten und Studerpel!" (probably a pun on political correctness, as you were supposed to say "Studentinnen und Studenten" or "Studierende" instead of the male form "Studenten").
Mar
7
answered Does form of address change when other listeners or readers are present?
Mar
6
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Mar
6
comment Sentence structure tips: verb placement
Could be worse, in Japanese the verb comes always at the end :-)
Mar
5
answered How do I use numerals ending with “-lei”
Mar
5
comment Usage of “aber”
It has the connotation of "of course", "without question", "no problem", "it's a pleasure" or "glad to help", depending on the context. Especially if someone asks for a favor, this answer reassures the person that you are not bothered at all by that request.
Mar
5
comment Usage of “aber”
"die Partikeln" ist der korrekte Plural zu "die Partikel" (eine Wortklasse). Der Plural "die Partikel" ist nur richtig für "das Partikel" (im Sinne von "Teilchen").