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comment “Ich wurde geboren” vs “Ich bin geboren”?
I'd say a more common colloquial variant would not be the passive past but just "Ich bin/komme/stamme aus Berlin".
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comment How to end a complaint letter in German
On this matter there is a nice article on Knigge.de (not to be taken too seriously). There also is a summary on Wikipedia where "Hochachtung" would still be appropriate... not that I want to correct you, but it may be preceived different to the intention you had in your letters of complaint ;)
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comment How to end a complaint letter in German
Today Hochachtungsvoll is no longer in use. It may only occasionally still be seen in letters from old to very old people (80+).
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comment How to end a complaint letter in German
Reopened: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/807/…
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comment Meaning of “Einen Lauf geben”
@rogermue: die haben das nirgens gelernt. ;)
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answered Meaning of “Einen Lauf geben”
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comment Where don't we use an article with God
@Karl: interesting! You should back this up with quotes e.g. in an own answer, otherwise I consider this comment as plain wrong and misleading.
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comment Was ist der Unterschied zwischen „vorliegen“, „geben“ und „bestehen“ im Sinne von „existieren“?
Ludi, vielleicht ist es dir nur entgangen, aber üblicherweise duzen wir uns hier: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/36/…
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comment Generisches Maskulinum
Es gibt schon einige Fragen zu diesem Thema hier: german.stackexchange.com/questions/18744 german.stackexchange.com/questions/2370 german.stackexchange.com/questions/13735 (englisch) german.stackexchange.com/questions/7963 (englisch) - keine beantwortet aber Deine Frage nach dem System dahinter und wann man das generische Maskulinum nicht verwenden sollte. Vielleicht möchtest Du in Deiner Frage präzisieren, was Dir an den dortigen Antworten fehlt, damit die Leute hier kein Duplikat sehen.
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comment Where don't we use an article with God
Thinking of it - the rules are the same as for people's names. Omitting the article with "Gott" may be a Chrisitian's work aound for God being nameless. This is even better reflected in English, when God used as a name is being capitalized but the noun god isn't.
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comment Where don't we use an article with God
@Em1: what but the sentence in the question would I have commented upon? Comments are not for general wisdom but for single issues in a post. Your example is quite interesting, as it may point to an answer. We do say "der liebe Gott", "der allmächtige Gott", etc. but your example would be odd without the adjective "Der Gott weiß, dass ich kein Engel bin".
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comment Should one put a comma after an explaining phrase?
Actually I do find it extremely odd to use an article in the sentence above. From all what I know it should read "Ich habe eine Frage, die Gott betrifft". In case that had changed recently I'd be interested to learn more: german.stackexchange.com/questions/24637/…