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awarded  Yearling
Mar
15
answered Best word for “computer science”
Jan
25
comment Zu Heilig Abend, oder Zum heiligen Abend
The spelling is important: If the adjective is not inflected, the phrase is taken as a compound noun and needs to be spelled as such (i.e. "Zu Heiligabend").
Jan
25
comment Translation of “full of surprises”
At least to me the former sounds more idiomatic.
Jan
19
comment Unterschied zwischen “Angestellte”, “Beamte” und “Arbeitnehmer”
"Arbeitnehmer" roughly means "employee" (excluding entrepreneurs, students, judges, soldiers, and Beamte). "Angestellte" are roughly employees that are not blue-collar workers ("Arbeiter").
Jan
19
comment Unterschied zwischen “Angestellte”, “Beamte” und “Arbeitnehmer”
"Beamte" is a type of civil servant that is unique to German-speaking countries. It is legally separated from employees, and the term cannot be translated to English.
Jan
19
comment Unterschied zwischen “Angestellte”, “Beamte” und “Arbeitnehmer”
Beamte are not employees, they don't do work (instead they provide a service) and they don't receive a salary (instead they receive "aliments").
Jan
12
comment How do you say “Selfie” in German?
@DerPolyglott33 I guess so, it seems to be an established word (over 19,000 German Google results).
Jan
12
revised How do you say “Selfie” in German?
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Jan
12
answered How do you say “Selfie” in German?
Aug
10
comment How come there are two ways to conjugate the same verb? (e.g. erschrecken)
BTW, the same split occurs in English with "hung" vs. "hanged" (with slightly different meanings).
Jul
18
answered Ist es unhöflich, Vornamen mit Artikel zu erwähnen?
Jul
18
answered Is there any difference between “Vermögensteuer” and “Vermögenssteuer”?
May
18
comment “Fehlen” weak, “empfehlen” strong. But “finden” and “empfinden” both strong. Cases when [some_verb] conjugates differently from [prefix+some_verb]?
@Em1: the classical example is "hängen" (transitive vs. intransitive). That's indeed the same pattern as in "einweichen" vs. "zurückweichen".
Apr
13
awarded  Yearling
Mar
17
answered Doppelter Akkusativ in 'Ich schere mich einen Dreck darum'
Mar
16
comment Verwandle die Finalsätze in Präpositionalausdrücke
Die Mutter nimmt ein Tuch zum Behufe der Fensterreinigung. ;-)
Mar
16
answered Positions of verbs in clauses
Mar
16
comment Modal verbs: preterite or perfect?
I don't think there are special rules or conventions for modal verbs. (Most native speakers probably don't know what a modal verb is.)
Feb
10
comment German to English - List of letters
German "th" is pronounced like "t", not like English "th". Such a list would also have to leave out most consonants (e.g. "g" in your example).