Reputation
1,755
Top tag
Next privilege 2,000 Rep.
Access moderator tools
Badges
7 11
Newest
 Yearling
Impact
~34k people reached

Dec
14
comment Difference between merkwürdig and seltsam
I totally agree, but bemerkenswert is not a synonym (anymore), as you say yourself in your last paragraph.
Dec
10
comment Do I have to state “am Wochenende” in my answer?
@miracle173: So when have you last asked someone out the blue Was sollen Sie am Wochenende alles tun?? Of course, one can think up some context for that, but it is much more likely that the OP meant Was haben Sie am Wochenende alles vor?.
Dec
9
answered Do I have to state “am Wochenende” in my answer?
Dec
9
answered Wie sagt man “it's about time”?
Dec
8
comment Rules for “mindestens”
@NikolajK: The more I think about it the less I think it's true. But certainly placing it between bis and 15:00 ties mindestens closer to bis 15:00. As I said, there is no (or close to no) difference in meaning.
Dec
8
revised Rules for “mindestens”
added 17 characters in body
Dec
8
comment Rules for “mindestens”
@NikolajK: I mean grammatically. Mindestens is an adverb. Wikipedia says An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, determiner, noun phrase, clause, or sentence. So, in this context, I meant mindestens modifies the whole sentence.
Dec
8
answered Rules for “mindestens”
Dec
7
answered What's the German expression for 'In a nutshell'
Dec
2
comment Usage and translation of “blitzkrieg”
The Holocaust isn't even referred to by either "Blitzkrieg" or "Nazi". It is the whole time between 1933-1945 that is still under some taboo in Germany.
Nov
13
comment Proverb for good-bye e-mail
I assumed you can read German. If not, I'll edit in a translation.
Nov
13
answered Proverb for good-bye e-mail
Oct
28
comment Entspringt “Widerstand ist zwecklos” einer Bedeutungsverschiebung?
Der Widerstand ist zwecklos, weil er offensichtlich vergeblich wäre.
Oct
17
comment Is it proper to call your partner “Mädchen” or “Junge”?
By the way, "mein Mädchen" is what German Chancellor Kohl used to (somewhat condescendingly) call Angela Merkel back in the days.
Oct
17
comment Is it proper to call your partner “Mädchen” or “Junge”?
"Lebensgefährte" is used for long-term marriage-like relationships regardless of age. Both "Partner" and "Lebensgefährte" sound sterile compared to "Freund" and are used in situations where this is deemed appropriate.
Aug
2
comment “Der Mann wird alt und ist verknallt.” – meaning of “verknallt”
"Verknallt" is not a word typically used for an old man. So either Zuckowski wanted to emphasize the silliness or the freshness of the old man's love, or he simply needed an adjective that rhymes with "alt".
Jul
3
revised Zwei -em-Endungen in Adjektiven hintereinander
added 61 characters in body
Jul
3
comment Zwei -em-Endungen in Adjektiven hintereinander
Dein Beispiel unterscheidet sich aber klar von Barths: der Aufwand ist nicht groß und technisch, sondern der technische Aufwand ist groß. Dagegen ist "überheblich" eben nicht stärker mit "Verhalten" verbunden als "arrogant", man könnte z.B. die Reihenfolge ohne Bedeutungsänderung umkehren.
Jul
3
answered Zwei -em-Endungen in Adjektiven hintereinander
Jul
1
awarded  Yearling