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Jul
13
comment Wie sagt man “Make Someone Happy” auf Deutsch?
@Tom: "Jemand" is the literal translation of "someone". It is a word with no feminine declination. You can use it for a woman, but it sounds awkward (at least to my ears).
Jul
13
comment Wie sagt man “Make Someone Happy” auf Deutsch?
But maybe it isn't that bad here, since "one" is so emphasized in this song.
Jul
13
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Jul
13
comment Wie sagt man “Make Someone Happy” auf Deutsch?
I agree with splattne and would like to suggest "eine Frau" or "ein Mädchen" as another alternative for "eine". The use of "eine" as a standalone word for "some woman" is very unromantic.
Jul
9
answered Is the word “simpel” negative or positive?
Jul
8
comment What's the politically correct way to say “mentally retarded” in German?
+1 for correctly describing "behindert" as blunt and noting that there is no alternative.
Jul
8
revised W → V, V → F. Why do German speakers wrongly transpose rather than shift when speaking English?
deleted reference to now deleted answer
Jul
7
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Jul
7
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Jul
6
comment W → V, V → F. Why do German speakers wrongly transpose rather than shift when speaking English?
@ladybug: Bavaria. Do you really pronounce the v in Vase differently from the w in wer? I never noticed that when I heard Saxonian dialect. But maybe I was distracted by other more striking differences ;-)
Jul
6
comment Why use Konjunktiv I in mathematics?
I agree. For the same reason, you say "let x be an element of X" instead of "x is an element of X" in English texts.
Jul
6
answered W → V, V → F. Why do German speakers wrongly transpose rather than shift when speaking English?
Jul
5
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Jul
5
comment Wann kann man “in Deutsch” und wann “auf Deutsch” verwenden?
Ich würde sagen, dass "in Deutsch" einfach nur falsch ist, aber sicher bin ich mir nicht.
Jul
5
answered What is the correct form of past tense of “sich ausgehen”
Jul
4
comment “wissen”, “Bescheid wissen” and “gut/besser Bescheid wissen”
@OregonGhost: Yes, you're right. On second thought, I deleted that whole part about intransitivity. It's beside the point.
Jul
4
revised “wissen”, “Bescheid wissen” and “gut/besser Bescheid wissen”
deleted a part
Jul
4
answered “wissen”, “Bescheid wissen” and “gut/besser Bescheid wissen”
Jul
3
comment deleted subordinating conjunction - “dass”
Not sure if I understand your question. "Er sagt, er kommt sofort." is fine, "Er sagt, dass er kommt sofort." is not.
Jul
2
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