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Jun
21
comment Was bedeutet es, wenn “warum” auf der ersten Silbe betont wird?
In "Warum hast Du das getan?" geht die Satzmelodie am Ende nicht nach oben, wenn "warum" auf der ersten Silbe betont wird. Es klingt eher wie ein Vorwurf und wird meist mit grosser Entrüstung geäussert. Schon fast rhetorisch.
Jun
15
answered Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
Jun
15
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
Tom Au, I'm never quite sure whether you require a literal translation or a "poetic" translation that will fit in with the rythm and rhyme of the piece you are translating. These are two different things. If you need a translation to complement the previously translated lines in tone, rhyme and rythm, it's quite impossible to do that if you feed us only one line.
Jun
14
comment Questions about telling time
jae, what do you suggest would be a better term? "Q&A site" ? There are lots of sites on the web where people can ask questions and get answers. "Discussion forum" is one term to define them. What's your suggestion? Shall we take this to META?
Jun
12
awarded  Scholar
Jun
12
accepted Wie viele sind “ein paar”?
Jun
9
revised Wie viele sind “ein paar”?
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Jun
9
awarded  Student
Jun
9
asked Wie viele sind “ein paar”?
Jun
8
comment Milch? Milsh? Why the pronunciation difference?
... and Kölsch. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to pronounce "Küchentisch" in correct Standard German, if you've learned German in the Rhine Area.
Jun
8
comment Questions about telling time
apparently I'm not the only one with this sentiment.
Jun
8
answered Questions about telling time
Jun
8
comment Questions about telling time
again, these are two questions rolled into one. "Any other similar combinations" is not really what this forum is about. If you cannot find a translation for a phrase in your dictionary, then please feel free to ask here, but don't ask open ended questions like that. This is like "What is the German word for 'a' and also any other word in the dictionary?"
Jun
7
comment When should you use “erst” rather than “nur”?
In that context, you can also use "nur", because it's not necessarily temporal. "Mozart war nur drei Jahre alt, als er seine ersten Konzerte gab". "Mozart war erst drei Jahre alt ...." Both work, although "erst" sounds more familiar. Maybe because the reference to age supports the notion of a temporal context.
Jun
7
revised “Nicht” vs “Kein”
word usage
Jun
6
suggested suggested edit on “Nicht” vs “Kein”
Jun
6
answered “Nicht” vs “Kein”
Jun
4
comment Wann wird Präteritum in Bayern verwendet?
Jeeperzzzzzzz!!
Jun
2
comment Are there other words that are only partly Germanized, like “Toilette”?
>> Kellöretli -- Nice. I especially like the consonant twist at the end. Adding to my list above: There's "Eau de Cologne", of course.
Jun
2
comment Are there other words that are only partly Germanized, like “Toilette”?
Wouldn't let me edit the comment, so here goes: Trottoir = Gehweg or Bürgersteig, Plumeau = Federbett, Portemonnaie = Geldbörse