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Sprache wurde für mich erst nach einem längeren Auslandsaufenthalt interessant. Damals habe ich gelernt, dass man tatsächlich in einer anderen Sprache denken und träumen kann. Man kann dadurch sogar einen Teil seiner Muttersprache (Schwäbisch) verlernen.

Seither interessiere ich mich dafür, wie verschieden Sprachen und Dialekte sind und wie gleich sie doch wieder sind, welche Nuancen eine Aussage klar machen oder verwässern, wie Mehrdeutigkeiten Spaß machen können.

Mit Sprache kann man jonglieren, balancieren und ohne Netz vom Hochseil stürzen.


Aug
4
comment Eines Tages - Also used with past?
Well, it is the present tense gramatically. I edited the answer to also include this, as otherwise it would have been incomplete. Actually we can use "Eines Tages" with all tenses, including subjunctive, and passive mode.
Aug
3
revised Eines Tages - Also used with past?
added 212 characters in body
Aug
3
answered Eines Tages - Also used with past?
Aug
2
revised Is it “wenn” or “falls”?
added 5 characters in body
Aug
1
answered Was schreibt man, um einen Witz anzudeuten, ohne Emoticons zu nutzen?
Aug
1
revised Passive sentence as a subordinate clause in Perfekt: arranging the verbal parts
+ 't'
Aug
1
revised Englisch Kurs, Englischer Kurs, or Englischkurs
+ the small but decisive 'not' ;)
Aug
1
revised “Frühstück” or “Morgenessen”
+addition from comments
Jul
29
comment Indirect speech in this context
Questions on "what do I say" can not always be answered with a grammatically correct version. In this case the answer above is correct, as it is probably the most common variant in spoken German. This is not so in a written text, where grammar rules for indirect speech are different but this was not asked here. We should treat people who contribute here with respect. In case we feel our question is not answered - use your votes, but please don't accuse people of not having understood the question properly. It may then also be that the question needs an edit.
Jul
29
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Jul
28
comment Restaurant hints. How to correctly order? A concrete example with beer, pizza and ice cream
Two more practical additions: when ordering "Weizen" only you always will have to answer the following in the south of Germany "Hefe? Hell oder dunkel?". Chocolate icecream will be short "Eine Kugel Schoko" rather than "Schokolade".
Jul
28
comment Is it “in die Kinderbetreuung” or “zur Kinderbetreuung”?
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/2540/…
Jul
26
comment Translation of the song “Land der dunklen Wälder”
Removed parts of the anthem but left the translation.
Jul
26
revised Translation of the song “Land der dunklen Wälder”
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Jul
25
comment What phrases to use for certain situations when your little children play in the playground?
@mcwise: thank you - nice work. While you are at it editing the German would be o.k. too.
Jul
25
comment Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
Yeah "Mahlzeit", and "Feierabend" is used very often. I would not consider this as a polite salutation but it definitely is not impolite either. In an official/business setting I would not recommend using it.
Jul
24
comment What phrases to use for certain situations when your little children play in the playground?
@indoxica: it's Community Wiki. Everybody is welcome to add some translations.
Jul
24
comment Haferschleim vs Haferbrei
@640miles: never heard of "Grützbrei" myself but I would say it is somewhere in between Grütze and Brei.
Jul
24
answered Haferschleim vs Haferbrei
Jul
24
comment What phrases to use for certain situations when your little children play in the playground?
12 obsolete comments removed