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bio website bonsaimind.org
location Vienna, Austria
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I'm a native german speaker from Austria, grown up in Styria and later moved to Vienna. And if you now tell me that I don't speak german...then you're most likely right.


Jun
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awarded  Yearling
May
31
answered How can I translate the adverb/conjunction *doch* in sentences?
Feb
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awarded  Commentator
Feb
8
comment What should be a formal greeting when you meet someone in a toilet?
As an austrian who exclusively uses "Guten Tag", I can't find something wrong with it, and despite that most people greet me with "Gruesz Gott" they seem not to be irritated by it.
Feb
8
comment What should be a formal greeting when you meet someone in a toilet?
""Grüß Gott" may be harmful for a believer". It can also be infuriating for someone from a different (non-christian) religion or Atheist. "Guten Tag" or simply "Tag" is a valid alternative. Actually, when I worked in a callcenter we were told to completely drop "Gruesz Gott" and only use "Guten Tag/Morgen/Abend' because of that. Also I use "Guten Tag" as my default greeting, even when in the toilet, it's neutral.
Feb
8
comment German Accents: Austrian, German, or Swiss Standard German
For the records: Austrian can be quite different to German. Many germans have problems understanding austrians as there are quite some differences, f.e. "Gehen Sie dort hinauf" in standard German can sound like "Gengen's durt aufi" in Austrian dialect, and while many germans say "Da sind wir dann dort gewesen" would an austrian say "Da waren wir dann dort".
May
24
awarded  Yearling
Sep
1
comment “Gedownloadet” oder “downgeloadet”?
Heruntergeladen. Punkt.
Sep
1
answered What's the difference between “Ich habe dich Lieb” and “Ich liebe dich”?
Jul
31
comment “Scheiße ist Bargeld”
Are you referring to Dagobert Duck? If yes, I'd suggest to use his english name while speaking english, Scrooge McDuck, to avoid confusion.
Jul
15
comment How to write an ß?
Maybe it's worth noting that ß does not have an uppercase form. Instead it's substituted with SZ. Edit: Whoops, obviously I'm not up-to-date about that.
May
25
awarded  Enlightened
May
25
awarded  Editor
May
25
revised What can “passt schon” mean?
Tried to describe it further.
May
25
comment What can “passt schon” mean?
@Sean: True, it's not a polite form, maybe I should point this clearly out.
May
25
comment Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
I disagree that Guten Tag is not an option. The first thing I got told when I started out at a Hotline was that we should drop that greeting and use Guten Morgen/Tag/Abend instead. This is of course of personal taste, but I find it more offending if I use such a greeting without believing in the words, then to use something different.
May
25
answered What can “passt schon” mean?
May
25
awarded  Nice Answer
May
24
comment What is the German equivalent of “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”?
@Twelve47: It also lacks ö ä ü if you mean that. But it is used most of the time, for better/more complete examples see sl0815 answer.
May
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awarded  Teacher