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revised How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
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asked How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
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comment Looking for dictionary of synonyms *with usage notes*
@Em1 No, not quite. What I'm looking for could be called an "annotated thesaurus". In contrast to a typical thesaurus, instead of listing all or most synonyms, it lists only the most common ones, but explains the subtle differences that may exist among them.
Jan
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revised Looking for dictionary of synonyms *with usage notes*
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revised Looking for dictionary of synonyms *with usage notes*
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asked Looking for dictionary of synonyms *with usage notes*
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accepted Relative frequency of composite nouns of three or more parts
Dec
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revised nutzen/nützen, tauschen/täuschen, wagen/wägen, etc
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Dec
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comment Etymologie von “gemein”
Here's one way to look at it: one would expect that patricians and plebeians will attach rather different connotations to words associated with "the common people": derogatory ones for the former (e.g. "mean"=lowly,nasty; "common"=ordinary,vulgar;), and neutral/positive ones for the latter ("mean"=average,normal; "common"=ours, as in "commonwealth", "community", "common good", "common decency", etc.) The language retains all these echoes, even when they come from opposing camps.
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asked nutzen/nützen, tauschen/täuschen, wagen/wägen, etc
Dec
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comment Etymologie von “gemein”
FWIW, the same thing happens in English with "mean" (which can be taken either as "average", or as "base, vile, evil"), and even with the Latin-derived "community" and "common" (which can be used in the sense of "ordinary, vulgar, lowborn"). A historical connection between the two meanings seems quite plausible to me.
Dec
23
comment Looking for a collection of audio samples comparing German accents
In my Google searches I tried various combinations of Akzent, Vergleich, and Hörbeispiele... I could use better keywords...
Dec
23
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Dec
23
comment What movies are good for learners who want to improve their grammar and vocabulary?
++This is a brilliant idea!++ What could be a more fun way to learn a new language than to watch the movies one loves (and probably already knows by heart) dubbed into the new language? I wish I had more than one upvote to give it!
Dec
23
revised Looking for a collection of audio samples comparing German accents
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Dec
23
revised Which educative video series helps me in learning German?
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Dec
23
accepted Suffix-based lookup tool?
Dec
23
asked Looking for a collection of audio samples comparing German accents
Dec
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revised Which educative video series helps me in learning German?
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revised Which educative video series helps me in learning German?
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