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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
Jun
2
comment Are there other words that are only partly Germanized, like “Toilette”?
Adding to that, in the Rhine area, there is an abundance of words with French origin,, like "Trottoir", "Plumeau" (pronounced "plümmo" and stressing the first syllable), "Portemnonnaie", and last, but not least "Scheng", which is the Cologne way of saying "Jean". This name is "Hans" in German and in the area in and around Cologne, a person named "Hans" is often referred to as "Scheng". And, of course, "Tschöö" from "Adieu". -- References? None. Just 40 years of hands on experience.
Jun
1
comment Ich mache in…
Argghhhh!! Wieso darf man nur einmal upvoten??? @splattne: fühl Dich zehn mal geklickt!!
Jun
1
revised Wie sprechen die Salzburger den Namen ihrer Stadt aus?
corrected minor errors
Jun
1
suggested suggested edit on Wie sprechen die Salzburger den Namen ihrer Stadt aus?
May
31
awarded  Beta
May
31
answered si-cher-lich vs. sich-er-lich
May
31
comment How is the ending -ig pronounced, and where?
sorry, but that's simply wrong. Berg is not pronounced with a "ch" sound at the end. Auslautverhärtung is a phenomenon that applies to other contexts, for example laufend sounds like "laufent". But the correct pronunciation of the ending -ig is always /ɪç/ (as in mich), although in some regions it will be pronounced with a hard g or k ending.
May
31
answered How is the ending -ig pronounced, and where?
May
31
comment Gibt es andere Sätze wie “Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen hinterher”?
Ich kenn den Satz so, dass sechs mal das Wort hintereinandersteht: Wenn vor Fliegen Fliegen fliegen fliegen Fliegen Fliegen hinterher.
May
30
awarded  Nice Answer