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location Bonn, Germany
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I did study math and had a knack for it, but I am sooo out of that business now ...


Aug
31
comment Is there a way to form a “one who [verb]s” noun?
While Bleiber sounds weird indeed, I think combinations like Sitzenbleiber (pupil who repeats a class) are common.
Jul
23
comment Die Möglichkeiten sind groß
Ehrlich gesagt, finde ich "Die Möglichkeiten sind groß" eher schwach formuliert. Anstelle der Möglichkeiten selbst ist wohl eher dern Anzahl oder die Auswahl zwischen ihnen groß.
Jul
23
comment Was ist der Unterschied zwischen “korrekt” und “zulässig”?
Es gibt durchaus einen Bedeutungsunterschied zu "wir aßen", denn "wir waren essen" verstehe ich stets als (auswärts) essen gehen: "Was hast du um 12 gemacht?" - "Ich habe gegessen" -- "Wo warst du um 12?" - "Ich war (z.B. in der Kantine) essen" oder "Ich war die ganze Zeit an meinem Schreibtisch und habe nur zwischendurch in meine Stullen gebissen ..."
Jul
23
comment What does “umgekehrt” at the beginning of a sentence mean?
In other words, the "umgekehrt" refers to the fact that KaDeWe : Berlin = Berliner Luft etc. : KaDeWe
Jul
23
comment What does “umgekehrt” at the beginning of a sentence mean?
Or maybe the previous sentence said something like "Das KaDeWe prägt mit seiner ausgefallenen Architektur das Stadtbild ..."?
Jun
30
comment Why “Bitteschön”?
Inded, pretty please would rather be bittebittebitte or och, biddööö with puppy-looks
May
29
comment What's the difference between “ausziehen” vs “ablegen”?
Especially, You can use "Möchten Sie vielleicht ablegen?" without reference to anything specific (coat, hat, ...) whereas you should please not welcome your guests with "Möchten Sie sich vielleicht ausziehen?" ;)
May
22
comment Declension of Latin nouns or phrases in German
My way to look at this question is that using foreign grammar cannot be generalized to all languages. Such as: How should a fluent speaker of Latin use a German loan word in ablative case? This is only possible by using the own grammar 8and producitve morphology) not the source grammar of the loan word.
May
17
comment Articles in real life
I could imagine that even serious signs would use that style (something like "Wenn Alarm ertönt, Gebäude verlassen und Sammelpunkt aufsuchen" or "Rettungsweg freihalten")
May
17
comment Articles in real life
Not with all toponyms, especially some countries are peculiar: Ich war in der Schweiz, ich war im (=in dem) Irak, auf den Philippinen (though I don't think there are common exceptions with city names [urbanonyms] as above). And also: Ich war an der Nordsee, in den Alpen, ...
May
13
comment Why 'der' in 'Danke der Nachfrage'?
If it is dative (or today perceied as dative) it must be interpreted as pars per toto, i.e. the Nachfrage represents the person posing the Nachfrage. Personally, I feel this rather to be a genitive, but have nothing to support this, so leave it at thi comment.
Apr
27
comment What's the right terminology for “white” and “black” people? / Richtiger Begriff für Schwarz und Weiß
Ich musste sofort an das hier denken
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
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
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