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Nov
19
comment Der Ursprung des Verbes »heitern«
Nun, es wurde weder nach der Bedeutung des Wortes noch nach der Bedeutung des Beipiels gefragt... man will zum Glück nur die Herkunft und Verwendung wissen.
Nov
11
comment Why we dont need “zu” in this sentence?
related (in German): german.stackexchange.com/questions/1591/…
Nov
4
comment Is there a word for “hey” or “oi”?
Not restricted to Switzerland I'd say - and certainly a more polite alternative to "he".
Nov
4
comment Usage of “aussehen”
To answer your question: it is a combination of a separable verb with usage of Konjunktiv I in indirect speech that may have confused you here.
Oct
30
comment Ist der Satz “Ich melde mich bei von Ihnen angegebenen E-Mail-Adresse zurück.” richtig?
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Oct
28
comment List of separable verbs (Infinitiv+Verb)
@Crissov: I am not a friend of questions asking for list-answers how short or how big they might be. They are discouraged network-wide and we should not start to introduce this by providing lists in answers.
Oct
28
comment Frequency of the majuscule ß (ẞ) in modern German
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Oct
27
comment Einliegerwohnung english translation
Good answer. What about self-contained flat/apartment what I believe may be the closest equivalent to Einliegerwohnung.
Oct
25
comment List of separable verbs (Infinitiv+Verb)
@hiergiltdiestfu: it was on purpose that I did not copy & paste the list to here. We do not want to encourage such big-list questions.
Oct
25
comment List of separable verbs (Infinitiv+Verb)
@chirlu: thank you for pointing: is the link (after my edit) better?
Oct
21
comment Is there an alcoholic beverage that’s feminine in German?
@WalterTross: so true, but in this case we do not discuss the spelling of a pizza. It is all about Google search results to query for the gender of the cocktail margarita. We do find a lot of pizza reference that of course all should be female. So as always Google queries need to be read with care. Other than that German spelling variants for a Pizza Margherita are very creative ;)
Oct
19
comment Expressions in conjunction with “herunterladen”
Thank you for your contribution. It would be great if you could elaborate your answer a bit with a word on prepositions. This was asked in the question and should be included in an answer. Thank you.
Oct
17
comment Welche Präposition verlangt “Hinweise haben”?
Die Einträge in Duden und Pons sind m.E. irreführend. Zumindest zeigt eine Google-Suche, dass schon in dem einzigen genannten Beispielsatz "...dafür, dass" weitaus weniger gebräuchlich ist, als "...darauf, dass", zumindest wenn man wie in meinen verlinkten Suchanfragen alle Suchergebnisse aus Duden und Pons wegfiltert.
Oct
16
comment Welche Präposition verlangt “Hinweise haben”?
@Crissov: kann man dann auch sagen: Wir haben keine Hinweise zu einer Manipulation unserer Daten? - das klingt schräg, während Dein Vorschlag oben in schon in Ordnung ist.
Oct
15
comment How do Germans refer to an object whose noun is unknown?
Hint: rather than pointing to an external link you could also use an internal link to Dingsbums here on the site.
Oct
15
comment Is there a German equivalent to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)?
Did you already go through the links from this question & answer here: german.stackexchange.com/questions/3/…?
Oct
14
comment When can the Sütterlin be expected to be understood?
@userunknown: also ich habe das in der Schule (Kunstunterricht nicht Deutsch, um Missverständnissen vorzubeugen) noch lesen und schreiben gelernt und ich meine, dass ich noch weit von 90 entfernt bin.
Oct
12
comment Wie ist die richtige Schreibweise – “geliket”? “geliked”?
@AdamM.B.: das liegt aber vielleicht auch daran, dass bislang alle Versuche von Facebook "LIKE" patentieren zu lassen gescheitert sind (Beispiel) und sie deshalb auch gar nicht darauf bestehen können.
Oct
7
comment Warum ist “Bill of Rights” feminin?
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/5545/…
Sep
30
comment Herr Doktor Professor, or Herr Professor Doktor?
related, and with a good answer: german.stackexchange.com/questions/373/…