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I'm a graduate student of mathematics in Germany.


May
17
comment Dativ von „jemand anderes“ – „jemandem anderen“ oder „jemand anderem“?
@hek2mgl Ja, stimmt, du bist neu. Naja, das überzeugt mich nicht. Bei der anderen Frage hieß es auch, dass man „niemand“ und „jemand“ nicht beugen soll, gleichzeitig scheint aber eine Beugung nicht nur üblich, sondern auch von vielen (wie auch von mir) bevorzugt. Interessanter ist doch, wie man das grammatikalisch versteht oder ob das ebenfalls irgendwelche historische Gründe hat, wonach ich auch bewusst gefragt habe. Wenn jemand anderes das Gegenteil behauptet, bin ich jetzt so schlau wie davor, daher ist das keine gute Antwort. (Und im Charakter auch durch und durch präskriptiv.)
May
17
comment Dativ von „jemand anderes“ – „jemandem anderen“ oder „jemand anderem“?
Ich habe jetzt das „vor“ rausgenommen, damit da ein unmissverständlicher Akkusativ steht.
May
17
comment Dativ von „jemand anderes“ – „jemandem anderen“ oder „jemand anderem“?
Das habe ich downgevotet, denn: Es ist kein Beleg gegeben worden und überhaupt nicht die Grammatik dahinter diskutiert worden. Für mich ist das eine typische Nicht-Antwort. Woher will irgendjemand anhand dieses Beitrages feststellen, dass das tatsächlich die geläufigste Bildung ist, oder überhaupt irgendwas Wissenswertes daraus nehmen? Ich frage mich, wer das upgevotet hat.
May
17
revised Dativ von „jemand anderes“ – „jemandem anderen“ oder „jemand anderem“?
clarified examples
May
17
comment Dativ von „jemand anderes“ – „jemandem anderen“ oder „jemand anderem“?
@Vogel612 Der Doppeldeutigkeit war ich mir nicht bewusst.
May
17
asked Dativ von „jemand anderes“ – „jemandem anderen“ oder „jemand anderem“?
Mar
28
comment “Stem-Changing Verbs” vs “Strong Verbs”
Interesting point: Compare “hechten” with “fechten”. It feels strange to many Germans that the 2nd and 3rd person singular in the present tense are actually “fichtst” and “ficht”. Here, again, a stem changing verb coincides with a strong verb (“focht”, “gefochten”) in direct comparison to a non-stem-changing non-strong verb which sounds pretty much the same.
Feb
1
answered How to say in a positive, joke manner “you're a boring person” using a noun
Feb
1
comment How to say in a positive, joke manner “you're a boring person” using a noun
Maybe you are looking for “Spießer” or even better “Spielverderber”. You can use “Langweiler”, too. Also, dict.cc is great. Check “зануда”. By the way, I love “Fadian”.
Jan
17
comment Humour/Comedy websites in German
I think resources should be used for questions regarding resources for anything about the German language, not involving German in one way or another. @Em1 Whether a question is on-topic or not should definitely be a criterium for upvoting. I could ask several interestings questions only touching German, but they don't belong here.
Jan
17
comment Humour/Comedy websites in German
+1 für ahoipolloi.
Jan
17
comment Why isn't “Ich danke dir” “Ich danke dich?”
The etymology of “danken” may also shed some light on why the dative is used instead of the accusative.
Jan
17
comment Humour/Comedy websites in German
I don't want to nag, but this question isn't really on-topic for this site. Since we have hardly any activity, I don't think anyone cares that much, but why would someone upvote this question?
Jan
17
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Oct
13
comment “einander” vs. “sich” vs. “sich gegenseitig/wechselseitig”
Again, someoone downvoted this and I cannot see why.
Oct
13
comment What does “laufen” mean other than walking and running?
An addendum: If one wants to capture the abstract motion expressed by the verb “laufen” which underlies and explains all of its meanings, I'd say it would be to fluently follow a (maybe predetermined) path step-by-step as in “Die Zeit läuft.” – almost flowing. This is a very subjective impression, though. I wonder who agrees.
Oct
13
comment Was ist die Bedeutung des Wortes “Mail”?
@userunknown Tatsächlich. Aber ähnliche Erfahrungen hatte ich schon mal mit leo.org. Daher verwende ich dict.cc (mir gefällt auch das Interface besser).
Oct
12
answered What does “laufen” mean other than walking and running?
Oct
12
comment What does “laufen” mean other than walking and running?
Sorry, it should be: “There are so many little men walking around.” – or maybe “small men”, my English isn't that good. It's also covered by this entry. I'll make that into an answer as well.
Oct
12
comment What does “laufen” mean other than walking and running?
There are other meanings as well: “Was läuft im Fersehen?” – “What's on TV?” I'm to tired to examine the usage of “laufen”. But one can always consult the dictionary. The way it's used in the sentence of your concern can be literally translated to “There are many such little men walking around.” without losing meaning. It actually suggests that they are indeed walking.