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Mar
23
comment How to pronounce “Universität”?
german.stackexchange.com/questions/11096/…
Mar
23
comment How to pronounce “Universität”?
In addition the ORF, SF, DRS, and Radio Bolzano also use this database.
Mar
23
comment How to pronounce “Universität”?
@HubertSchölnast: yeah that's pretty much the same for almost all German speaking regions including Bavaria, Switzerland, Saxonia, Swabia, Hesse, and more. For learners it is very confusing to tell them they should not use the Hanover pronunciation when in Austria, or elsewhere. Also I doubt that people who learn German as a foreign language really want to learn a Swabian, Saxonian, Swiss, or Austrian dialect.
Mar
22
comment Difference between riechen an und riechen nach
Questions about differences in meaning should show reserach effort (see meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/628/…). What did your dictionaries say? Why did you not find your answer there?
Mar
21
comment German word equivalents for 'prison' in a metaphorical sense
@collapsar: we do not know where the quote is from nor what the intention of this quote may have been. So all is open for speculation - nevertheless I never heard of "geistiges Gefängnis", and would not really know what it is supposed to mean if we had just invented it. However I made an edit to reflect both, positive, and negative connotations.
Mar
20
comment How different is German handwriting from American's?
Yeah they are - in theory it's how pupils are supposed to develop their own handwriting based on these... epic fail IMO ;)
Mar
20
comment How different is German handwriting from American's?
There also is the "Lateinische Ausgangsschrift" and the "Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift". The latter is taught to our children today.
Mar
19
comment Unterschied zwischen “Lebensinhalt” und “Lebenssinn”?
Please consider to elaborate you question (with an edit) to make answers other than "yes" possible. What did your dictionaries say? Did you find any possibilities you may have issues with? As it stands now people likely will close it. See meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/628/…
Mar
18
comment Geschlecht neuer zählbarer und unzählbarer Substantive
also possibly a duplicate: german.stackexchange.com/questions/5545/…
Mar
16
comment Meaning of “einfach”
Translation requests from German to English are off topic unless we are asking for a difficult phrase. See meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/136/…
Mar
16
comment Meaning of “einfach”
What did your dictionary offer, where is the issue? What's wrong with "simply"? Please edit your question for reasons why this German to English translation need expertise in German.
Mar
15
comment Meaning of “wieder” in this sentence
Why a downvote??? widerspiegeln
Mar
15
comment Wird das Wort “eins” im folgenden Kontext groß- oder kleingeschrieben?
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/3223/…
Mar
15
comment Woher kommt das Verb „wuppen“?
Es ist nicht ungewöhnlich, dass Wörter erst durch Werbeaktionen wieder in den allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch dringen. Ob das hier auch so ist und inwieweit ein lokaler Slogan auch überregionale Beachtung fand, müsste hier allerdings noch irgendwie belegt werden.
Mar
9
comment Warum erscheint der Konjunktiv II für „kommen“ als „käme“, während der Konjunktiv für „brauchen“ keinen Umlaut hat?
Schöne Frage! Regional, bzw. umgangssprachlich gibt es bräuchte nämlich schon.
Mar
7
comment Was bedeutet “wohl”?
@CarstenSchultz: in case you disagreed with editing obvious errors you should start a German Language Meta discussion asking to clarify our policy on that.
Mar
6
comment Kann man „tut mir leid“ sagen, wenn ein Dritter den Fehler macht?
Kann man vielleicht über ein edit die Frage in eine Einzelfrage überführen, so dass auch die beiden Antworten noch passen?
Mar
6
comment Why do Bayern and Baden-Württemberg (±RP, SL, HE, TH) share sometimes more words with Switzerland and Austria, than with the rest of Germany?
@nixda: danke schön, ich hatte ursprünglich auch ein Bild mit den Benraht/Speyer-Linien und habe es aber durch obiges ersetzt, weil da auch Fr und It vorkommt... Beide Bilder ist auch gut :)
Mar
4
comment How is the verb “singen” used in different tenses?
@Emanuel: it was not me who closed other questions for less. Because of recent closings and downvotings there is considerable confusion whether beginners questions are welcome or not. That's why we need a Meta discussion. From what we had defined up to now this question here showed research effort, and it is clear enough that both, you and me came to the conclusion that "vorsingen" is the missing verb here. Easy to answer, but does this make the question bad? It is well within the scope we had defined for a beginner's question. Note that we also have many worse (but upvoted) questions.
Mar
4
comment How is the verb “singen” used in different tenses?
Whoever feels that a beginner's question needs to fulfill certain criteria to be on topic should contribute with their opinion to the following meta question: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/637/….