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comment What is the difference between “Dom”, “Kathedrale” and “Münster”
That's just because lots of German cathedrals are named "Dom" or "Münster". None of these specific names involve "Kathedrale", as far as I know, so it is used less for German than for foreign churches.
Apr
24
comment What is the reason for this seemingly inconsistent inflection around masculine genitive?
The correct genitive is "eines reichen französischen Kaufmannes", it just happens to look like an accusative...
Apr
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answered What is the meaning of these grammatical forms involving “werden”?
Apr
20
comment Pronouncing “chs” as /ks/
Interesting question. I have no idea, but I would guess that it would be too difficult to combine a "ch" with an "s", so the "ks" sound developed...
Apr
20
comment Nominative / accusative - what to use with preposition “als” and constructions like “John the engineer”?
It sounds a little awkward, I don't think you would say it like that. Grammatically it is correct, though.
Apr
20
comment How to translate Perfekt into English
Exactly. The usage of tenses is not as strict in German as it is in English. In spoken German, people use almost exclusively Perfekt, while in written German the usage is more like in English.
Apr
20
answered How to translate Perfekt into English
Apr
19
comment What is the difference between “Dom”, “Kathedrale” and “Münster”
Like I said, people use whatever they like - most of the time. Maybe it also depends on your religion... The German wikipedia agrees with what I wrote: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathedrale#Benennungen
Apr
19
comment Adjective endings in accusative case and in comparison (neu/new)
Are you sure they didn't just ignore it? Germans are very forgiving when non-native speakers make mistakes. In fact, most people will even try to switch the language when they detect your native language to be something they speak themselves.
Apr
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answered What is the difference between “Dom”, “Kathedrale” and “Münster”
Apr
19
comment Adjective endings in accusative case and in comparison (neu/new)
Of course, people notice when you say "neuererer", but they might think you are funny for doing that on purpose.
Apr
18
comment Adjective endings in accusative case and in comparison (neu/new)
"neuerer" ist ein gebeugter Komparativ, also beide obigen Fälle zusammen: "ein neuerer Wagen" - "a newer car"
Apr
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answered Adjective endings in accusative case and in comparison (neu/new)
Apr
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answered Nominative / accusative - what to use with preposition “als” and constructions like “John the engineer”?
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answered What is the difference between “schmeichelhaft” and “schmeichlerisch”?
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