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Dec
9
comment The translation of the abbreviated sentence “He does”/“He doesn't” in German
@CarstenSchultz Yes, really. Wahrscheinlich macht er das wirklich, that's how I'd say it. But I'd never say Ich mach' morgen kochen, if that's what you meant.
Dec
9
comment Using “(sich) umziehen” correctly
@Em1 Yes, I was too unspecific, I meant the variant used in the example.
Dec
8
comment Using “(sich) umziehen” correctly
@marcw But that is 'anziehen', not 'umziehen'. 'anziehen' is not reflexive.
Mar
26
comment Warum ist religiöses Glauben gleich dem Wort “Glauben” (Unsicherheit)?
Man sagt ja auch "glauben heißt: nicht wissen", daher ist "Ich glaube an Gott" doch genau das gleiche. Man glaubt an ihn, man weiß es aber nicht.
Jan
10
comment How to pronounce “Er”?
Half-right. Both cases are pronounced the same, but the letter "R" is pronounced differently, with a weak "e" and a strong "r" (I can't write IPA).
Jan
10
comment Use the dative case or “für”?
Don't you also have both versions in English? "I am buying my wife a bouquet of flowers". It should at least work with "myself" and such: "I bought myself a car" and "I bought a car for myself"
Jan
10
comment Jugendsprache - “ma”
Uuuh, that is very localized. I'm from the Hessian region and there you'd write it 'mer'. Like "Hammer's bald?" for "Haben wir es bald?".
May
8
comment Why the “-es” in phrases like “etwas Nasses”?
This should be the accepted answer, it is correct, the other one is not.
Apr
30
comment Why are “vier” and the beginning of “vierzehn” not pronounced the same?
@Uwe Yes, really. I do realize that it is probably wrong, but when I read the question I couldn't think of any difference. After looking it up in the Duden I also see that the "ie" in "vierzehn" is pronounced like in "wirr". But if someone would've asked me if "vierzehn" is pronounced like "vier", I would've agreed. I also can't recall any time where I've been corrected about "vierzehn" ... weird.
Apr
28
comment Why are “vier” and the beginning of “vierzehn” not pronounced the same?
I'm also a native speaker for 30 years now and I thought this question is wrong, because they are pronounced the same, at least to me.
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
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".
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
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.