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comment German phrase for “Someone has to get laid.”
Thank, these expressions are however quite bloated (word count and letters), and not as neat as the English one. I've only heard the second one with "gevögelt" behind it.
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revised German phrase for “Someone has to get laid.”
Please don't replace BE with AE
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reviewed No Action Needed What's the difference between “Ich habe dich Lieb” and “Ich liebe dich”?
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May
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comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
Found one interesting use in a Ph.D. thesis in the area of A.I.. More will follow.
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comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@Emanuel Very true. 100% right one that one. But the perceived majority (internet crowd) may not always be a good indicatior for the general population. Best example is this whole Q&A dialog.
May
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comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@JoachimSauer Interesting point that the English version self-conscious in common use spills over to the negativ side, and the German one to the positiv side :-)
May
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comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@Emanuel If democracy is the new rule for language, then German is going down the shitter. E.g. 99/100 people (on the inter-web) write standart instead of standard. Does that make it correct? I don't think so. Micro-democracy always sucks, because to many thugs make too hasty or emonatially based decisions.
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comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
It is a false "false friend". See my answer and german wikipedia de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selbstbewusstsein Don't be fooled by the false friend hoax.
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comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@JoachimSauer I answered without reading the german wiki entry first, but it covers my answer quite well - e.g. it differentiates between the "common" use and how Kant and Hegel understood it "correctly". You have to read the whole article, but here one excerpt backing up my statements: Die affirmative (positive) Konnotierung im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch des Begriffs verstellt den reinen Wortsinn: Denn ein Modus des Selbstbewusstseins in diesem Sinne wäre beispielsweise nicht nur der Stolz, sondern ebenso die Scham. See de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selbstbewusstsein for more.