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Ich bin Muttersprachler mit einem Faible für deutsche Dialekte.

Nebenbei habe ich einen Twitter-Account.


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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Woher kommt “pfiat di”/“pfiat eich” als Abschiedsformel im bayerischen Raum?
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revised Woher kommt “pfiat di”/“pfiat eich” als Abschiedsformel im bayerischen Raum?
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May
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comment How rude is “Quatsch!”?
@splattne: Sach nich Quatsch zu mir!
May
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comment How rude is “Quatsch!”?
My grandmother used to become angry when I said "Quatsch" to her. The term was/is perceived as much more offensive by older people.
May
25
comment When to use Perfekt and Präteritum?
-1, wenn ich könnte, für "zum Bleistift". ;) - Hier käme die rheinische Verlaufsform gelegen: "Ich war gerade am Computer kaufen, als…".
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comment When to use Perfekt and Präteritum?
Im einfachen Präteritum wird - umgangssprachlich! - der Verlauf betont. "Ich lag in der Sonne" bezieht sich auch einen Zeitraum. Nur, wenn ein ", als folgendes passierte: …" hinzukommt, reduziert sich die Bedeutung wieder auf einen Zeitpunkt. Deshalb ist "ich kaufte einen Computer" zwar grammatikalisch korrekt, die Semantik aber stimmt nicht.
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awarded  Student
May
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asked Woher kommt “pfiat di”/“pfiat eich” als Abschiedsformel im bayerischen Raum?
May
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comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
"Guten Tag" an older form of saying goodbye. Literally, you wish the other one a good day - which can be an both opening or closing salutation. It's common as an opening salutation today, but in old movies and TV shows (or books) you can still witness the use as a closing one.
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answered What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
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awarded  Commentator
May
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comment What is the origin of the rules about the capitalization of the first letter of each noun?
Ist Deutsch tatsächlich die einzie Sprache, in der es üblich ist, Substantive großzuschreiben?
May
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comment How can I better learn noun genders?
@Pekka - It is "Das Taij Mahal". Anyway - there is no use devising rules out of suffixes or prefixes, it just dosn't work out.
May
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comment How can I better learn noun genders?
@Markus "the plural of german nouns are always female" - No, the plural article is always "die" - that does not mean it is female. It just means it's plural.
May
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comment How can a native English speaker know when it is appropriate to use the polite (Sie) or the familiar (Du)?
@balpha: I've been addressed with "du" in IKEAs. I guess it depends. It may also well be that the company policy didn't stick too well and people are just switching back to default behavior given some time.
May
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comment In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein-Form gebräuchlich?
@grundwald: Definiere "nicht hilfreich" in diesem Kontext.
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revised How can a native English speaker know when it is appropriate to use the polite (Sie) or the familiar (Du)?
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revised How can a native English speaker know when it is appropriate to use the polite (Sie) or the familiar (Du)?
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answered How can a native English speaker know when it is appropriate to use the polite (Sie) or the familiar (Du)?