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Aug
18
comment Usage of Perfekt and Präteritum in the spoken language
The question *Präteritum or Perfekt" is a very difficult one. Even grammar books get it wrong. A very good read (plus tutorial video) here: belleslettres.eu/artikel/prateritum-imperfekt-perfekt.php
Aug
18
comment What is the role of “von” when specifying a person?
Side note: you don't need the commas in "... der Server xxx, wegen eines Festplattenausfalls, nicht mehr. " (wegen is a preposition)
Aug
12
comment Why are German numbers backwards?
Siehe auch verein-zwanzigeins.de :-)
Aug
9
comment Unterschiede zwischen Wörtern wie Medizin, Humanmedizin, Biomedizin usw.?
@HubertSchölnast Allerdings könnte eine Schülerin sagen: "Ich möchte studieren und Medizinerin werden."
Aug
7
comment Conversion table for diacritics (e.g. “ü” → “ue”)
you're right, in URLs and Internet domain name it's absolutely okay.
Aug
7
comment Conversion table for diacritics (e.g. “ü” → “ue”)
Note: "it may be converted", but it's definitely wrong (and ugly) to do it in German.
Aug
6
comment Unterschiede zwischen Wörtern wie Medizin, Humanmedizin, Biomedizin usw.?
@HubertSchölnast Wenn jemand allerdings in einer Konversation sagt "Ich bin Mediziner." wird niemand glauben, er könnte Tierarzt sein.
Jul
20
comment Adjective declension in “Wir haben große Fernseher”
@Covi you're welcome! I hope you have a few more interesting questions like this one. :-)
Jul
20
comment Adjective declension in “Wir haben große Fernseher”
@Covi große Fernseher can only be plural, because the singular form always has a definite or indefinite article (like in English): "Wir haben einen großen Fernseher" / "Wir reparieren den großen Fernseher." etc.
Jul
15
comment Füllwort “traun” - Wo kommt das Wort her und was bedeutet es genau?
Interessante Frage! Das Wort traun war mir bisher völlig neu. Wird meines Wissens auch nicht mehr verwendet.
Jul
15
comment Is this a dialect of German or incorrect usage of the language?
Bine is sometimes used as short form of Sabine. The other words don't sound anything I've ever heard in an Austrian or Swiss dialect.
Jul
5
comment What do you call a “Questions & Answers site” (Q&A) in German?
Das Wort Seite in Frage-Antwort-Seite stört mich ein wenig, da es sich ja nicht um eine Seite, sondern eine Site handelt.
Jun
2
comment What's the grammatical difference between “trotz” und “trotzdem”?
yes, Genitiv: trotz des starken Regens..., though in Southern Germany also Dativ; see canoo.net/services/OnlineGrammar/Wort/Praeposition/Kasus/… "Im Singular meist unflektiert, wenn das Nomen allein steht: trotz Regen"
Jun
2
comment “was ist der Unterschied” vs. “was ist die Differenz”
+1 for mentioning "conflicting views" which is an important meaning of the German "Differenz(en)"
May
29
comment Why in Harry Potter didn't they translate 'Mister' as 'Herr'?
Side-note: Spock from Star Trek is usually referred to as "Mr. Spock" in German. LLAP
Apr
17
comment Position of verbs in clauses
yes, the word order is always the same with weil. There is no difference between denn and weil. You can use one instead of the other as you like. -- maybe there is a tiny tiny difference, but it's very subtle: cosmiq.de/qa/show/1470/Gebrauch-von-denn-und-weil
Mar
25
comment Sentence order when using “abends”, “morgens”, etc
@JohannesSchaub-litb yes, an / zu / in are all Common prepositions you can use with Universität.
Mar
12
comment What is “schlagen” slang for?
Actually, schlagen doesn't exactly mean to fight, but to hit oder to beat (though sich schlagen does mean to fight: "Die beiden schlugen sich eine Stunde lang.")
Feb
29
comment Singular/Plural bei Aufzählungen
I've merged your accounts. You should be able to accept an answer now.
Feb
22
comment What time is it?
I've never heard "Was ist die Uhr?" in my life.