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bio website unethische.org
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physicist, programmer and lazy-ass


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
9
awarded  Yearling
Apr
29
comment When should I use ruhig / still?
Even more complicated: "Nimm dir ruhig einen Keks, wir haben noch mehr". Here ruhig is used to express encuragement rather than meaning to take the cookie quietly.
Apr
29
awarded  Supporter
Aug
25
comment What is the German Word For “Mortgagee?”
"Hypothekennehmer" is a composite word I've read once or twice as well.
Aug
22
comment What is the difference between 'noch' and 'noch immer'?
I agree. The use of noch immer as opposed to just noch stresses the continuity and expresses slight annoyance or suprise. Er sitzt noch would just be a peace of information delivered neutraly and unopinionated.
Aug
22
answered What Are Ways to Say “Out of Date” In German?
Aug
19
awarded  Teacher
Aug
19
comment Can “anscheinend” mean “apparently” in the surprised sense?
"Anscheinend wird..." or "Überraschenderweise wird ..." are also common ways to express your opposing expectations. The latter would be the clearest adjective to state your surprise.
Aug
19
awarded  Editor
Aug
19
revised Wie fragt man “Wie wäre es mit … 1 Uhr”?
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Aug
19
comment Wie fragt man “Wie wäre es mit … 1 Uhr”?
"Wie wäre es mit Eins|Zwei|...|Zwölf?" klingt in meine Ohren gut. Bei allem über Zwölf stellen sich mir ohne das "Uhr" dahinter die Nackenhaare auf. Für den Spezialfall 24:00 Uhr = 00:00 ginge noch "Wie wäre es mit Mitternacht(s)?" Was das "mit Eins Uhr" angeht, das ist falsh. Das "Uhr" wegzulassen ist in jedem Fall eher umgangssprachlich, aber ich höre es recht oft - besonders im süd- und mitteldeutschen Sprachraum.
Aug
19
answered Wie fragt man “Wie wäre es mit … 1 Uhr”?
Aug
19
comment Why is the title “Friseuse” considered as inappropriate?
I heard it was not at all meant derogative. With the spelling reform in Germany a lot of foreign words were changed into something more fitting to the predominant logic. "Friseuse" was one of these words but some people simply didn't know the reason and the whole "discriminating term" up.
Jun
9
comment How to express “silly” in German?
I don't think "albern" is outdated. Sei doch nicht albern!