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comment Was bedeutet “heuer”?
@cfaerber etc.: Österreich, Bayern, Franken, und teilweise Schweiz, sind hier bestätigt
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comment Was bedeutet “heuer”?
Alles richtig, nur die geographische Verbreitung fehlt. Die gibt es hier zu sehen.
Oct
27
comment Meaning of “jemanden zusammenschlagen, dass ihm keine Jacke mehr passt”
In Italian to beat up can be translated (colloquially) as gonfiare, which means to inflate. This is a hint to the answer...
Oct
26
comment how do I say “junior level programmer” in german?
@Alfred: I have been a programmer or software developer for almost 30 years now, and I still don't know the difference. I can't find any agreement over the distinction on the Internet.
Oct
18
comment Meaning of “Räumgitter”
Many German compound words are not to be found in dictionaries, you have to look them up by their constituents – in this case räumen and Gitter.
Oct
17
comment What is an acceptable response to “wie geht's”?
I'm a German living abroad, but at the German school of Rome and in Saarbrücken, where I lived for 1 year, I never happened to hear "Danke, gut, und selbst?" instead of "Danke, gut, und dir?". Moreover, this selbst is not grammatically correct, as far as I know.
Oct
12
comment Is there an online German dialect dictionary?
Nit (not nitt) also appears in the original text of the German military mourning song "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden"
Oct
11
revised What does the “kz” abbreviation mean in a programming/technical context?
fixed spelling
Oct
11
comment What does the “kz” abbreviation mean in a programming/technical context?
@HagenvonEitzen: eigentlich von صفر ṣifr (Null)
Oct
11
suggested suggested edit on What does the “kz” abbreviation mean in a programming/technical context?
Oct
9
comment Is the word “erkrankte” dated?
Rather than dated I would say it's not Umgangssprache
Oct
9
comment “Brg” at the end of emails
My guess is that your colleague looked up a translation for mfg, and found that brg resembled it the most
Oct
9
comment “Brg” at the end of emails
apparently confirmed by acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/BRG and acronymfinder.com/BRG.html
Oct
4
comment Herkunft von “in die Röhre gucken”?
Die Quelle scheint mir nicht besonders zuverlässig zu sein. Übrigens stimmt m.E. "Daher auch..." nicht.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
21
comment Gibt es im Deutschen Reste von anderen grammatischen Fällen als den vier üblichen?
Die Frage ist, ob es einen Fall geben kann, der in keiner Flexion erkennbar ist
Sep
21
comment Gibt es im Deutschen Reste von anderen grammatischen Fällen als den vier üblichen?
cf. the answer by Stefano Palazzo
Aug
18
comment What is the Singular of 'Ferien'?
This is a case of a collaborative answer, which is not provided for by StackExchange. I think it would be more correct if Ingmar and @Carlster shared my +1.
Aug
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
28
comment Mixing of 'tschüss' and 'ciao' in saying farewell
@fdb, I suppose Raphael was asking what the Dutch word is, from which tschüss is supposed to derive.