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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").
Mar
5
answered Welcher Fall wird nach “wie [z.B.]” verwendet?
Mar
4
comment What's this structure called?
The right answer is "worden", and it's a kind of passive, but I don't know how it's called exactly.
Mar
4
answered Accusative vs. nominative case ambiguity?
Mar
4
answered “Dank' ” oder “Dank”?
Mar
2
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Mar
2
comment What is the German equivalent of foo, bar, baz?
I use "bla" and "blubb", too. Additionally "laber", which can be extended to "laber-sülz", e.g. for testing Umlaut capabilities.
Mar
2
comment Asking “Which [something]”
You can ask "Was für eine [Liste]?" and "Was für ein [Mann]?", too, although most people would agree that "Welche(r)...?" sounds more elegant.
Mar
2
answered “Ellbogen” vs. “Ellenbogen” - is there a difference in usage?
Mar
1
answered Has “scheiße” become a “normal” word?
Mar
1
answered Reference request: irregular adjectives
Mar
1
comment How do you say “Three strikes, you're out!” in German?
"'Drei Mal ist Bremer Recht': Als Bremer kann man sich nach zwei misslungenen Versuchen an irgendwas immer herrlich rausreden mit 'Dreimal ist Bremer Recht', aber es heißt auch, das die liberalen Bremer jedwedem drei Mal eine Chance einräumen." de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bremensien