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Sep
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comment What does “das wäre aber nicht nötig gewesen” mean?
Good answer. I'd like to add that people often use this phrase even if they did expect you to bring a present.
Aug
25
awarded  Cleanup
Aug
25
revised What defines the use of the “in-/un-” prefix for building the inversion?
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Aug
25
answered What defines the use of the “in-/un-” prefix for building the inversion?
Aug
19
comment Can “anscheinend” mean “apparently” in the surprised sense?
@Hendrik: I disagree. "Offenbar", and more so "offensichtlich", can mean "obviously". But here it serves to slightly decline responsibility for correctness. The speaker expresses that his supposition is not based on his original thought, but that he has to take someone else's word for it.
Aug
19
answered Can “anscheinend” mean “apparently” in the surprised sense?
Aug
18
answered Stiefväterlich behandeln?
Aug
16
comment Is there a non-regional German expression for the Swabian term “Gschmäckle”?
"Das ist oberfaul." is a lot stronger than "Das hat ein Gschmäckle.".
Aug
8
comment Is “to make one sigh” properly translated as “seufzen machen” or as “machen seufzen?”
"Seufzen lassen" is standard in my opinion. "Seufzen machen" sounds awkward and old-fashioned, but that might fit your purpose.
Aug
3
answered Is it possible to have a subordinate clause inside a relative clause?
Aug
2
comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
Bei so vielen Varianten von "Tschüss" wundert es mich schon, das "Tschüssikowski" nicht dabei ist. ;-)
Aug
2
answered What does make a question in German (not) rhetorical?
Aug
1
comment Could a “Kerl” be female?
"Typ" is another word that denotes a man when used without an adjective, while "Sie ist ein toller Typ" is common.
Jul
30
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Jul
28
comment Höfliche Anrede mit zweiter Person Plural: »Ihr solltet zugeben, dass Ihr ganz einfach Angst habt.«
Interessant wäre, ob wir wirklich unseren König mit "Ihr" anreden würden, wenn wir eine Monarchie wie andere europäische Länder hätten.
Jul
25
comment “ist” oder “sind” bei Aufzählungen
"In Abbildung 1 ist ein Subsystem, in Abbildung 2 vier Subsysteme dargestellt" sounds indeed good, but only with the comma. These subtleties are really fascinating!
Jul
25
comment “ist” oder “sind” bei Aufzählungen
The reasoning in my last comment was wrong. user unknown has given in his answer a modification of your first sentence which is ok. The reason why your sentence is interpreted as I wrote is that you changed the position of subject and predicate.
Jul
25
comment “ist” oder “sind” bei Aufzählungen
Your first sentence is wrong. Dargestellt cannot be linked to both ist and sind. As you have written it, it means In Abbildung 1 ist ein Subsystem. In Abbildung 2 sind vier Subsysteme dargestellt. But you're right about your second sentence being the correct "complete" version.
Jul
25
comment “ist” oder “sind” bei Aufzählungen
Ein Beispiel, wo es mir schwerer fallen würde: "Folglich sind in Abbildung 1 ein Subsystem und in Abbildung 2 ein Supersystem dargestellt." Ich vermute, das ist falsch, aber mein Sprachgefühl hat kein Problem damit.
Jul
25
comment “ist” oder “sind” bei Aufzählungen
Ich weiß, was du meinst, aber in diesem Beispiel klingt Variante 1 für mich überhaupt nicht komisch.