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I am an Australian mathematician.


May
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revised Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
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May
26
comment Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
@OregonGhost Thanks... I don't know what FUZxxl meant then.
May
26
awarded  Vox Populi
May
25
awarded  Editor
May
25
comment Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
@FUZxxl Thanks.
May
25
revised Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
correction
May
25
awarded  Suffrage
May
25
comment “Wir waren hier gelaufen” vs. “Wir sind hier gelaufen”
I could have accepted any of these answers; I was indeed making an error, which I think has been well clarified. (I guess you mean "...bin ich of**t** hier ...".)
May
25
awarded  Scholar
May
25
accepted “Wir waren hier gelaufen” vs. “Wir sind hier gelaufen”
May
25
asked “Wir waren hier gelaufen” vs. “Wir sind hier gelaufen”
May
25
comment Is it still good form to use a capital D for Du or Dir in a letter?
+1. I was taught to use lowercase d for Du, Dir, etc, but then when I began working at the university here, everybody used a capital D, and basically told me that capitalising Du, Dir, etc is the norm.
May
25
answered What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
May
25
comment Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
@Sean Indeed. I don't expect it to be 'the correct answer', but it is related, and perhaps useful to others in the future.
May
25
comment Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
Perhaps I should have been more clear: by further north, I mean in the north.
May
25
comment Why no perfect participle? “Sie hat sich scheiden lassen”
@Jesmus42 I don't think "hat" is always in the past tense. It can be used for many tenses--your statement is somewhat misleading.
May
25
comment How can a native English speaker know when it is appropriate to use the polite (Sie) or the familiar (Du)?
Is this really true? Isn't using "Ihr" the same as "Du", in that it is also a personal form?
May
25
awarded  Teacher
May
25
comment Neuter gender for nouns referring to children
@Jan -- Diminutives are one of the few things you can count on, they are always neutral.
May
25
comment Was ist die korrekte Anrede in E-Mails an Personen, die man nicht persönlich kennt?
Es kommt darauf an :(.