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  • English (British) - Mother tongue
  • German - Fluent (perhaps a little rusty)

Other language smatterings:

  • Icelandic
  • Afrikaans
  • French
  • Spanish

Mar
7
comment Entwerten literal meaning
I see it as coming from a slightly different concept of what a ticket is. In English it's a pass that entitles you to travel. "De-valuing" it before use doesn't make sense in that case. But it expires when used, and the fact it's been used may be proved by sticking it in a machine much like an Entwerter. A German ticket could be considered more like a pre-pay coupon, the value of which needs to be redeemed before you travel.
Jan
6
awarded  Custodian
Dec
30
answered What is the meaning and origin of “Butzen”?
May
24
awarded  Yearling
May
19
comment Is there a 'da-' construct with 'ohne'? if not, are there any more prepositions that can't form 'da-' constructs
In the book bummi linked, why is it "GOtt" and not "Gott" throughout?
May
24
awarded  Yearling
Sep
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
7
comment Woher kommt “Ene Mene”?
Irgendwie mit dem engl. eenie meenie miney mo verwandt?
Jun
5
comment How to translate the word “download” to German?
@keyboardsurfer I don't think there is, which is why the loanword has been adopted.
Jun
5
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Jun
5
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Jun
5
answered How to translate the word “download” to German?
Jun
5
comment How to distinguish between a female friend and a girlfriend?
I guess sometimes you might want to establish subtly that you are or aren't a couple.
Jun
5
revised Are “friends” and “Freunde” false-friends?
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Jun
5
answered Are “friends” and “Freunde” false-friends?
Jun
4
revised Beispiele für Konsonanten, die zwischen Artikel und Wort gewandert sind
Übersetzung ins Englishen
Jun
3
comment Is there an equivalent prestige dialect of German in the same way Received Pronunciation is to English? If so, how did it come about?
For what it's worth, Received Pronunciation is far from universally considered a prestige accent these days, even within England. It's even perceived negatively in some quarters, which I think unfair and unfortunate. Having a "regional" accent is de rigeur in recent decades.
Jun
2
revised Beispiele für Konsonanten, die zwischen Artikel und Wort gewandert sind
Otter
Jun
2
awarded  Critic
Jun
2
comment Beispiele für Konsonanten, die zwischen Artikel und Wort gewandert sind
An den definitiven Artikel hab ich nicht gedacht - könnte sein dass man 'the' vor Wörten für Schlangen und Fruchten in der Alltagssprache komparativ selten sagt(e).