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Jun
27
comment Can the word “gelenk” be used as an adjective?
If you disagree, please discuss that on Meta: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/698/…
Jun
27
comment Can the word “gelenk” be used as an adjective?
Duden appears to be the only contemporary dictionary having an entry for the adjective gelenk. Please do not close this question for "lack of research effort". We should not expect a user to consult all dictionaries (including those he may have no access to) before asking here. For a non-native user Duden may not really be the dictionary of first choice.
Jun
27
comment Haben Wörter mit Endungen auf „-männin” sexistische Konnotation?
Makes me wonder why only the Irish Google presents us such nice tables.
Jun
25
comment Most terrible-sounding mistakes in German
Please use Meta for Meta discussion: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/693/… (12 off-topic Meta comments removed)
Jun
20
comment Bifurcation of the “ei” vowel in Yiddish: why?
@Crissov: never thought of this, but that's interesting indeed :)
Jun
18
comment How do you say “to have an oil change” in German?
@TomAu: thank you for your effort but in this case (where answers exclusively address the oil change rather than the grammar concept) I believe we should wait for another, more general question asking for the German equivalent of "to have sth + done".
Jun
17
comment “Ich mag ihn nicht” and expressing mild dislike of something
@DanLeifker: you can use it in writing too (but the more formal it is the more you may want to be specific).
Jun
16
comment # (number sign) and * (asterisk) in German
@stevenvh: that's fine ... soon we will find it with ease in a quick Google-search (pointing to us as reference) ;)
Jun
14
comment “Hechel, keuch…”--what does it mean?
@embert: why not translate the essential parts to make it an answer here (or in the Q I linked to above)? An english refererence on Erikativ/Indikativ would be great for the site.
Jun
13
comment “Hechel, keuch…”--what does it mean?
It is usage of the "Erikativ" or "Inflektiv" - see german.stackexchange.com/questions/7054/…
Jun
12
comment How do you say “small rabbit” in German?
+1: that's the kind of answer we love to see here. Well researched and nicely written up.
Jun
12
comment How do you say “small rabbit” in German?
That would be a dwarf or pygmy rabbit.
Jun
8
comment If “Plattdüütsch” is a completely different language than “Hochdeutsch” (standard German), then why is it called “German”?
Everybody will agree on that. Dutch people say they speak "Nederlands", German people say they speak "Niederländisch" or more often "Holländisch". It's the language roots which are so close. Dutch is much closer to Low German than e.g. Swiss German is. It is more or less coincidental that we all do not speak Low German today.
Jun
8
comment If “Plattdüütsch” is a completely different language than “Hochdeutsch” (standard German), then why is it called “German”?
"Het Nederlands is een West-Germaanse taal". Furthermore it is no conicidence that the English name is Dutch (closest English language term to Deutsch).
Jun
8
comment “Ihr” as second person singular
„Frau Königin, Ihr seid die Schönste hier, aber Schneewittchen ist tausendmal schöner als Ihr.“ - everybody knows that - so people are familiar with this kind of addressing people esp. in the context of fantasy/fairy-tales.
Jun
7
comment Reference for accusative and dative forms
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/3674/… - Canoo.net are quite an exhaustive ressource.
Jun
4
comment How to include an English word in a German sentence?
You may be interested in the official rule §45 E1 which says so - alternatively we can build a composite Cloudprovider (but this hurts my eyes too much).
Jun
4
comment using “beenden” for “einen Kurs”
It'd be cool if you could elaborate (edit) your answer a bit. As it stands now it is a bit lean...
May
28
comment When to use 'ß' and 'ss'?
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/255/…
May
26
comment Ich gehe morgen ins / aufs / zum Rathaus
Man kann durchaus auf ein Amt gehen, ohne gleich auf das Dach zu klettern!