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Apr
17
awarded  Student
Apr
17
asked Is there a common origin for “to count on s.o.” / “auf jmd. zählen”
Apr
9
comment What's the difference between “jedenfalls” and “auf jeden Fall”?
@Em1 I agree, the relating to something previous part wasn't that obvious to me. Maybe it's just that I usually don't use it in that context.
Apr
8
revised What's the difference between “jedenfalls” and “auf jeden Fall”?
response to a comment, providing examples to support my answer.
Apr
8
comment What's the difference between “jedenfalls” and “auf jeden Fall”?
@EugeneSeidel Then why don't you enlighten us and give a correct answer? I looked it up and I don't agree with how it is described. The given example sentences would all work without the word "jedenfalls".
Apr
8
answered What's the difference between “jedenfalls” and “auf jeden Fall”?
Mar
19
comment Zusammenschreiben von Infinitiv mit zu
Siehe auch der Dauer-Fahrlehrer-Witz: "Sie sollen den Polizisten umfahren, nicht umfahren!", in der Vergangenheit dann "Ich bat Sie, den Polizisten zu umfahren, nicht umzufahren." Wobei ich hier jetzt auch nicht sicher bin, ob "umzufahren" zusammengeschrieben (argh!) richtig ist.
Mar
5
comment Das Verb „lauten“
It has to be "Ich heiße müde" instead of "heißt"
Mar
3
comment Which German word contains the most ä, ö, ü, and ß in any variation?
+1 for the use of egrep ;)
Mar
1
awarded  Commentator
Mar
1
comment “lying on his face” vs “lying on one's stomach”
I agree, Er liegt auf dem Gesicht sounds a bit like he fell and hit the ground with his face.
Feb
7
comment „A oder B? Beide geht“
What I meant, was: "XYZ" geht works for whatever you put as XYZ. In your example, you're quoting arbitrary text. The most likely question in your example woulf be: "Welchen der Vorschläge möchten Sie umsetzen? A, B oder beide?
Feb
7
comment tragen trug getragen but beauftragen beauftragte beauftragt
What about "Betrag"? The past of the verb "betragen" is "betrug".
Feb
7
comment „A oder B? Beide geht“
That's a bad example, because it's direct speech and has nothing to do with the problem at hand.
Feb
4
comment The translation of the abbreviated sentence “He does”/“He doesn't” in German
True, but I'd still replace it with machen if possible.
Feb
4
comment The translation of the abbreviated sentence “He does”/“He doesn't” in German
But one should note that the verb tun is colloquial and teachers will always tell you to not use it, similar to the english ain't.
Jan
14
awarded  Critic
Jan
11
comment What is the difference between “belehren” and “lehren”?
I'd also say that "belehren" has a negative touch to it. It is mostly used downward in a hierarchy in a commanding manner, if you've done something wrong or if you are being made aware of negative consequences of wrong behavior.
Nov
29
answered “Because of” construction in German
Nov
27
comment “IT” oder “EDV”? Empfindet man “IT” als Anglizismus?
Ich wollte ja nur darauf hinweisen, dass man sehr wohl die Abkürzung englisch, aber das Wort selbst deutsch aussprechen kann. Siehe PC, da ist es sogar umgekehrt.