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Native speaker of British English.


Nov
1
comment Wie sagt man “You should not have gone to work” auf Deutsch?
@mthomas: Good point; I was thinking that Du sollst nicht gehen would translate as You shall not go. But sollst and solltest don’t directly correspond to the English shall and should.
Oct
19
comment Wie sagt man “You should not have gone to work” auf Deutsch?
@Em1: Doesn’t Du solltest nicht gehen translate as You should not go? That has a different meaning from You should not have gone. (With the former, you haven’t yet gone and the advice is that it will be better if you don’t; with the latter, you did go but it would have been better if you hadn’t.)
May
17
comment Hat sich seit Windows Vista der Gebrauch von “Sanduhr” verändert?
Siehe auch Throbber
May
14
comment Localization Help
@Em1: 1.0.0 in English becomes 1.2.3 in German? There’s more to this translation game than I thought...
May
11
comment Adjectives with capital letters and no inflection
@tohuwawohu: Indeed! Also, I’ve incorporated a link to the capitalisation rule from your comment on the other answer.
Feb
22
comment What time is it?
I’ve been asked „Wie spät haben wir’s?“
Dec
18
comment What is the literal meaning of “Hau ab!”?
@Cass: There are plenty of English alternatives to “go away” before you get to the vulgar stuff: “get lost”, “on your bike”, “beat it”, “scram”, “trot on”…
Dec
14
comment What are good online dictionaries for translation between German and English?
@Gigili: I’m not sure it has got all the features the OP there is after: for instance, “all declensions” isn’t strictly covered (by anything I’ve found, in fact). This question is linked from that one so I dare say the OP will find this list of resources anyway. But if you strongly feel this should be an answer there as well, go ahead and add it!
Jul
31
comment “Queen” vs. “Königin”
I see what you’re getting at, but it doesn’t fit with Walter’s earlier answer that Queen (Regnant) Beatrix of the Netherlands is Königin Beatrix.
Jul
31
comment “Queen” vs. “Königin”
Do you say President or Präsident? Not much difference to my ear...