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Mar
16
comment For cars, what verb has to be used? Stehen oder liegen?
Usually, a horse stands - like the car ("das Auto steht vor dem Haus"). An injured/dead horse does not stand - and a car after an accident doesn't either ("das Auto liegt zerstört vor dem Haus").
Mar
15
comment For cars, what verb has to be used? Stehen oder liegen?
So should we consider the car like an animal (a modern horse)? With that analogy, the use of liegen / stehen seems logical.
Oct
16
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Apr
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Sep
9
comment Common expressions of “thank you” in a formal setting
In Switzerland, you'd probably hear "Danke vielmal!" in most cases, but there are regional variatons. And "Dankeschön!" is also used a lot, from my experience.
Jul
11
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May
5
comment What's the difference between “öffnen” and “aufmachen”?
And Ali Baba had to say "Sesam-öffne-Dich" in order to get into the cavern.
Feb
20
comment Usage of space before punctuation mark / Leerzeichen vor Satzzeichen
Der Begriff french spacing war mit bis heute unbekannt. Im Englischen waren 2 Leerzeichen nach Satzende en vogue um 1900. Im Französischen würde ich nie 2 Leerzeichen benutzen. Aber vor und nach : kommt je ein Leerzeichen. Siehe auch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_sentence_spacing
Sep
12
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Sep
12
revised When to use “der/die/das” instead of “er/sie/es”?
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Sep
12
comment When to use “der/die/das” instead of “er/sie/es”?
OK, I'm neither a native German nor English speaker, so I'm clearly no expert. For me, the "Die sind billig" stresses the fact that those are cheap, whereas "Diese sind billig" would just state that those are cheap, without the same intensity. What do you think? If you can come up with a better answer, please reply to the original question :-)
Sep
11
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Sep
11
answered When to use “der/die/das” instead of “er/sie/es”?
Aug
28
revised Ist “kumulierbar” ein schweizerischer Begriff?
Fixed Helvetismus
Aug
28
accepted Ist “kumulierbar” ein schweizerischer Begriff?
Aug
28
suggested approved edit on Ist “kumulierbar” ein schweizerischer Begriff?
Aug
28
accepted What is the difference between “zurzeit” and “zur Zeit”?
Aug
27
asked What is the difference between “zurzeit” and “zur Zeit”?
Aug
27
asked Ist “kumulierbar” ein schweizerischer Begriff?
Mar
24
comment “erstellen” or “erzeugen”?
Thank you for the discussion. I think that I now better get the subtle difference. So it should be ... erstellt -- but is this true even if the program has to do possibly complicated computations to conform with Swiss law?