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comment Why is “Fräulein” considered offensive, as opposed to “Frau”?
At this moment you may realize, that talking to women respectfully is quite often a bit awkward (in german ;). The honorific for a woman would be "Dame", but isn't used in day-to-day german except for addressing a group ("Meine sehr geehrten Damen (und Herren)"). The "right" way to do it would be: "Verzeihung, werte Dame, dürft' ich vorbei?" - but that's considered old language. So most just drop any honorifics and go with "Lassen Sie mich bitte durch".
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comment Wie sprechen die Salzburger den Namen ihrer Stadt aus?
Definitiv [g]. Auslautverhärtung gibt es, aber keinen roten Faden dazu. Auch wenn ich mich wiederhole, das G wird in allen Teilen des Landes Salzburg klar und wiech ausgesprochen. Ich hab momentan leider niemanden mit allemannisch-geprägtem Dialekt zur Hand um herauszufinden, wie die westlichen Österreicher den Landesnamen aussprechen. In "Zentralösterreich" und im Osten definitiv auch mit weichem [g].
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comment Why is “Fräulein” considered offensive, as opposed to “Frau”?
@CarstenSchultz Please give arguments for your comment, help to improve the answer and don't forget the bigger picture (we're talking about at least Germany, Austria and Switzerland and we are talking about the current point of language development) of the language. I know that using Fräulein was common, but it isn't anymore and I tried to lay out the reasons. Your phrasing implies absolute knowledge ('just wrong', 'nothing intimidating') but without argument it seems to be just biased. Thank you.
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comment How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
the translation-tag and "how does one say illustraded dictionary in german" clearly signal what he's looking for, and as you see from other answers there is a translation for "illustrated dictionary"
Feb
25
comment How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
-1 answer to the quesiton is simply not true, the rest is your personal oppinion/behaviour and ain't backed by any investigation either.
Feb
25
comment How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
In Austria 'Bilderlexikon' is very common, see ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/…
Feb
25
comment Are there any German Internet slang acronyms like “LOL”?
@Vogel612 The question was about German Internet Slang and not about German Internet Slang in Gaming Communities. You have to factor in every possible usage of Slang in Online Communities. Including but not limited to: Gaming Communities, Forums, Online Chat, Facebook, and so on. Additionally there are pure german online gaming communities, an example coming to mind are only-german browsergames. Please always think about the question and not about your personal experience only. In browsergame context good game would also make little sense since a lot of them are not round-based.
Feb
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comment Are there any German Internet slang acronyms like “LOL”?
@Vogel612 no need to be sorry, we are talking about german acronyms, gg is english and used in two ways (as far as I know): good game, popular in the online gaming community e.g. wc3, LoL, DotA, SC and so on, but also as "*gg*" (giggle giggle) by girls in regular chatting (online chat rooms, skype, icq, msn). In a solely german game context I have never seen gg, but in german chat context you'll find *gg* as acronym for "grins (grins)"
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comment Wie spricht man von der deutschen Sprache?
Dezent gemein eine Verkürzung umzumodeln :D Der gemeinte Satz war: Die Schönheit der deutschen Sprache (ja, auch hier haben wir Genitiv) - und natürlich, die deutsche Sprache ist schön ;), und weil wir schon dabei sind, ein bisschen mehr Sprachpositivismus: "Huldigt dem Genitiv, erfreuet Euch des Dativs" :D
Jun
21
comment What is the origin of the phrase “Kennst du Wayne?!”
Würde schon sagen: John Wayne ist ein absolutes Beispiel dafür wie egal einem etwas sein kann: "Ist mir Wayne", und "Wayne interessiert" sagen genau das selbe aus. Eben diese Stoik :)
Jun
21
comment Difference between “kaufen”, “einkaufen”, “aufkaufen” and “ankaufen”
great thing i misspelled it too :D
Jun
21
comment What is the origin of the phrase “Kennst du Wayne?!”
Tolle Antwort: Ich habe nur das starke Gefühl, es handelt sich um eine John Wayne-Ableitung und das sollte auch drinnen stehen :)
Jun
21
comment Difference between “kaufen”, “einkaufen”, “aufkaufen” and “ankaufen”
very good information and cleverly styled, +1 for that. The only thing I'd like to reassure myself of: "Ich gehe auf dem Bauernmarkt einkaufen" versus "Ich gehe auf den Bauernmarkt einkaufen"? The first one is if you're already there, the second if you plan to go. I think you wanted to use the second although both are correct :)
Jun
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comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
Wow, was du nicht alles findest :)