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Mein Name ist Stefan Plattner. Ich bin verheiratet, Vater von zwei Kindern und lebe in Südtirol, einer autonomen Provinz Italiens. Ich habe Informatik studiert und bin nun schon seit etlichen Jahren in der Softwareentwicklung tätig.

Deutsch ist meine Muttersprache. Ich spreche auch Italienisch und einigermaßen gut Englisch. Letzteres allerdings bei weitem nicht fehlerfrei.

Seit Juni 2009 bin ich Moderator bei Serverfault, dem StackExchange-Ableger für Systemadministratoren.

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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.
Feb
22
comment What time is it?
Must. Resist. Writing. Current. Time. As. Answer.
Feb
14
comment Why the “-es” in phrases like “etwas Nasses”?
etwas Nasses is the correct capitalization - it's a noun
Feb
6
comment How does one say “Five cubic metres”?
Pronounciation: Kub'ikmeter (stress on the i)
Feb
2
comment How would you translate “you have my vote” into German?
I prefer this word order because it emphasizes that I support the person's idea (stress on meine).
Jan
30
comment Is “to make one sigh” properly translated as “seufzen machen” or as “machen seufzen?”
@Feroc Maybe it sounds wrong to you, but it's not wrong. I found it in literature, e. g. gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/3788/20 and it's used in the Grimms Wörterbuch. I admit that it may sound better in Southern regions, but I'm not sure.
Jan
28
comment Was bedeutet eigentlich “laufen”?
I'm from South Tyrol where laufen always means running (rennen)
Jan
27
comment What to say after someone sneezes?
Related: War "Gesundheit" immer nur ein Wort?
Jan
24
comment Is “Erkennungsausweis” an actual word in German?
@Alenanno tessera is more a card, a Ausweis could also be a passport-like document. So, yes and no. :-)
Jan
24
comment Is “Erkennungsausweis” an actual word in German?
@Alenanno it depends what is really is; a Personalausweis is a specific official document issued by the a (local) authority. Maybe elektronischer Ausweis would be better.
Jan
24
comment Is “Erkennungsausweis” an actual word in German?
@Alenanno Maybe Lichtbildausweis would be the appropriate translation, because Personalausweis = carta d'identità; documento di riconoscimento means a superset of identity documents with photo.
Jan
24
comment Is “Erkennungsausweis” an actual word in German?
@Em1 I agree. This happens all the time here. Expressions from the Italian language get translated from people who shouldn't translate.
Jan
20
comment Is there a difference between “Leiche”, “Leichnam”, “Toter”, or “Verstorbener”
I'm not sure how Ngram handles sing./plural forms, but Tote is also a plural form: Es gab drei Tote.
Jan
18
comment Do all nouns from verbs nominalized by the suffix “-ung” have a female gender?
@harper sigh. Of course you're right. Apparently an emoticon plus bold j/k wasn't enough.