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Jun
19
comment How do Germans react to foreigners messing up noun genders?
What short phrase is better to use to indicate "I am still learning and pointing mistakes is welcome" without distracting the speech from the main topic?
Oct
28
comment How to “capitalize” (for stylistic reasons) a noun in German?
I expect "god" to be uncapitalized if the god in question is not the Christian or Muslim God, but just a member of some polytheistic pantheon.
Oct
28
comment How to “capitalize” (for stylistic reasons) a noun in German?
I'm a novice in German and can't judge how it can be seen by eyes of native German speaker, but the Das Buch variant looks the best here: it's not intrusive like "switching to english caps for the entire text", not ugly like BUch or bUCH and differs from general emphasis like in "I'm reading a book, not a comic or a newspaper".
Oct
27
comment How to “capitalize” (for stylistic reasons) a noun in German?
@Wrzlprmft, Something this style, but I remember seeing (maybe as a epigraph for something) a different sentence - with a lot of such captialisations. Can't find it now although.
Oct
27
comment How to “capitalize” (for stylistic reasons) a noun in German?
I also remember some notable (especially in America, as far as I remember) story that ends with a sentence about some Bell and advice not to ask who is dying because of any person should important. Maybe "For whom the bell tolls"? Such capitalisation was used a lot in that sentence.
Oct
27
comment How to “capitalize” (for stylistic reasons) a noun in German?
"I read a book." differs from "I read a Book."... This is not a question about "how to put emphasis on a word", but about "how to give a noun proper-name-ish feeling".
Dec
16
comment Names and total number of floors in buildings: what is correct?
So, these things are not consistent, and when you only see "N-stöckig" you can't be sure what it actually is. /* I am used to see simple block-of-flats houses with all floors almost equal (called just "first, second" and so on), so these things are simple: just count windows vertically and you got the number of floors */
Dec
12
comment Names and total number of floors in buildings: what is correct?
Takkat, We were told that "Dachgeschoss" is just a last floor (not some inferior non-living attic). Is it true or "Dachgeschoss" is not usually used for the floor similar to the rest ones which just happens to be the upmost?