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Jan
8
comment How do you say “Can you imagine yourself..” in German?
Is "can you imagine yourself" correct English? Isn't the "yourself", if not wrong, then at least obsolete? Can you imagine going to the gym without a water bottle? - The yourself bit, is that along the lines of the youth colloquialisms you have been posting so much lately? The ones where He goes let's go and she's like not really. And then like two hours later there's like no breakfast on the table. This is where the 'imagine yourself' fits. But not in proper English. I don't see how improper English that is not even documented can follow any translation rules.
Jan
7
comment How do you say “like after 2 hours” in German?
Off-topic: What does "like after 2 hours" look like in correct English?
Jan
1
revised The preposition “zu” with infinitives
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Jan
1
answered The preposition “zu” with infinitives
Jan
1
answered How do you say “You are something”?
Jan
1
answered What does “altes Haus” mean?
Oct
21
comment How to say “I see” in German
Das hab ich auch grad gedacht. Loriot lässt grüßen. Evelyn H. Hat das "Ach so." perfektioniert. In einigen Fällen reicht sogar ein einfaches "Ach ...". Loriot kontert gerne mit "So, so!" - Soviel mehr nonverbaler Inhalt als "I see."
Sep
16
revised Meaning of “nur” in “nur fünf Jahre alt geworden”
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Sep
16
answered Meaning of “nur” in “nur fünf Jahre alt geworden”
Aug
16
comment Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
glglgl, not everywhere. I think this is more acceptable in Northern parts of Germany than in the South or Austria.
Aug
15
reviewed Close Meaning of “behind” when translated from German
Aug
15
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Aug
15
comment What is the meaning of (something which sounds like) “nö”, “ne” or “no” at the end of a sentence?
This is also subject to regional preferences. In Schwaben, you can tack on a "gelle?" to almost any sentence. In the Western Rhine area near Aachen, it will be "Wa?". I've seen bumper stickers with "Aachen, wa?" !
Aug
13
answered Einen Satz mit «dass» anfangen
Aug
13
revised Einen Satz mit «dass» anfangen
better typography
Aug
10
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
8
comment How come there are two ways to conjugate the same verb? (e.g. erschrecken)
+1 für den Link. Sehr interessant!
Aug
8
reviewed Close On “bei sich” in translation
Jul
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
23
comment Schwarzer Kaffee vs schwarzen Kaffee
@Vogel612 Wenn Du mit der "zweiten Variante" schwarzer Kaffee meinst, dann, nein. Das ist keine korrekte Antwort auf die Frage "Was möchtest du trinken?". Korrekt is auch hier Schwarzen Kaffee, da es lediglich eine Kurzform von Ich möchte schwarzen Kaffee. ist.