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bio website von-eitzen.de/math/tntrep.xml
location Bonn, Germany
age 48
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I did study math and had a knack for it, but I am sooo out of that business now ...


Apr
26
comment Which pronoun to use to refer to a city?
It shoul dbe added that the article is normally not used, only as in these examples when we don't speak of the city itself / as a whole / as geographic entity, but rather about a historical aspect of the city. But the genus is also visible when using attributes ("O, du mein geliebtes Hamburg")
Apr
21
comment Finding out how many german words I do know
Well, google does have some results for "test german words" as well ...
Apr
19
comment How to say web addresses and version numbers in German?
Some "professional URL-spellers" seem to use "Schräger" for the slash (and they would probably say "Auslösen" for "Drücken Sie Return"). Whenever I have to spell URLs via phone, it seems necessary to say "Schrägstrich (der über der sieben, nicht der beim ess-zet)", sigh
Apr
19
answered Accusative or nominative case after “wie”/“als”
Apr
17
comment On the declensions of the pronoun “man”. Part II: does the dative depend on the gender of the speaker?
Sowas geschieht frauchmal unter dem Deckfrautel fraugelhaften Efrauzipationsverständnisses.
Apr
15
comment How to type the capital ß (ẞ) on a Windows 8 German keyboard?
I have a German keyboard and if I should ever feel the unlikely desire to type such a nonstandard symbol, something like thie might help me out
Apr
11
comment The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”
@Gail "Vorkommen" would be "occurance". Can you eventuell give some context/examples of usage?
Apr
10
answered Are these passive sentences correct?
Apr
9
comment Does “gemacht” also mean “something done too artificially”?
I'm not sure what that someone said in full, but I'd have used the attribute "künstlich". - In other contexts note that "ein gemachter Mann" is something like a wealthy man
Mar
29
comment Wie ist die korrekte Deklination eines Adjektivs und der korrekte Satzbau in einer komplex-verschachtelten Struktur?
@nalply Das ist sehr richtig bemerkt, aber die OP-Frage zielte ja genau auf die (in der Tat fragwürdige bis übertriebene, auf jeden Fall in diesem Ausmaß gewiss nicht gerade sehr verständliche) Situation der verschachtelten Formulierung ab
Feb
22
comment Does German language have “possessive apostrophe”?
Not to mention "Toni's Imbis's - Alle's mus's rau's"
Feb
22
comment Ausdrucksstarkes deutsches Wort oder Wortgebilde fuer “Big Data”?
Bleib bei Big Data. Auf Gedeih und Verderb eine Übersetzung zu suchen, scheint mir bei aller Liebe zur Vermeidung unnötiger Anglizismen unnötig.
Feb
11
comment Wie sagt man “Company's name” auf Deutsch?
@0xC0000022L There are other sources besides Wikipedia, for example the relevant paragraphs of GmbHG (and similarly for other forms, but I only have that at hand). Firma is - legally and perhaps contrary to everyday use - the name and not the institution or building.
Feb
11
answered werden-passive with reflexive verbs
Feb
11
comment “passive aggressive” in german?
I feel like among the closest concepts might be Insubordination, but that relates to the "good" old days of Untertan and Obrigkeitshörigkeit.
Feb
11
comment Do all German nouns start with a capital letter?
Well, iPhone is a noun (damn those marketng guys)
Feb
9
answered Hoch und tief mit Jahreszeiten
Feb
6
answered When to use “wurde” versus “war” (eg “Ich wurde ausgeraubt” vs “Ich war ausgeraubt”)
Jan
31
comment Beobachten + preposition? Auf? bei?
To elaborate, the object of beobachten here is Das. Instead of bei Kindern other additions are thinkable, e.g. im Rahmen einer Studie or schon im letzten Jahrhundert.
Jan
31
comment Wie sagt man “to end up” auf Deutsch?
As rogermue suggested, other translations may apply in other contexts. E.g. "He ended up as a cynical old man" - loosely translated "Er entwickelte sich im Alter zu einem Zyniker"