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Apr
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revised Is “Er ist gehend” or “Er ist am gehen” proper German?
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Apr
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comment Is “Er ist gehend” or “Er ist am gehen” proper German?
Well, you may argue that going is the participle of to go and that even though subject + is + ing-form of verb are generally taught as the present continuous it is hard to distinguish from the participle form. Still, in this case it is pretty clear that a translation for the present continuous is asked for, so I'd stop the discussion here.
Apr
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revised Is “Er ist gehend” or “Er ist am gehen” proper German?
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Apr
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comment Verwendung von „Herrschaften“ je nach Alter
Stimmt, ich fand es nur lustig, weil ja die Frage bereits auf Deutsch war. Ging mir aber auch schon so :-)
Apr
2
comment Herkunft von “Ausnahmen bestätigen die Regel”
But "probare" also means "to test" (dela.dict.cc/?s=probare or de.pons.com/%C3%BCbersetzung/latein-deutsch/probare), so this explanation is nice, but leaves the question still unanswered...
Apr
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comment Verwendung von „Herrschaften“ je nach Alter
Warum schreibst Du denn auf Englisch?
Apr
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comment Is “Er ist gehend” or “Er ist am gehen” proper German?
It's not a participle, it's the present continuous.
Apr
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answered Is “Er ist gehend” or “Er ist am gehen” proper German?
Mar
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comment Erwachsenenlakritz - Kein Kinderlakritz
@user5833 Actually it means that given the warning you read the salmiak percentage is between 2% and 4,49%.
Mar
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comment What does "schwallt' means?
Gegenbeispiel zu Dieses Verb ist nicht Bestandteil der Alltagssprache: "Hör auf zu schwallen!". In diesem Fall hat es jedoch eine idiomatische Bedeutung im Sinne von "daherreden" (vgl. Wortschwall).
Mar
21
comment How different is German handwriting from American's?
@Wrzlprmft I accounted for the difference of Blockbuchstaben and Druckbuchstaben in my answer. I'm not saying that people write a as it Arial font, but people will be able to read it if the OP does :-)
Mar
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revised How different is German handwriting from American's?
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Mar
21
comment How different is German handwriting from American's?
@CarstenSchultz Ask the OP :-)
Mar
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Mar
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Mar
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comment How different is German handwriting from American's?
@Łukasz웃Lツ They may use it to prevent other people from understanding what they write, but I've never ever seen anybody use Sütterlin, also it is not taught in school. My Grandparents were able to write it, but my parents are able to read it more or less fluently and I can not do either.
Mar
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comment How different is German handwriting from American's?
@T.G.Monk 9 and 0 look like in Arial. You may add the slanted line to make a difference to the letter "O", but that's not the usual way of writing it.
Mar
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answered How different is German handwriting from American's?
Mar
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comment Meaning and usage of “sich unterstehen”
old-fashioned? I don't think so - I hear it rather frequently.
Mar
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comment Meaning and usage of “sich unterstehen”
The dir in Wag es dir is dialect. Normally you'd say Wage es! or Wage es bloß nicht!