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Native speaker with a love for the language. Interested in helping others and learning about the hurdles of the language from another perspective.


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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Mortarboard
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comment How would one say 'I solved the Dirac equation.', and 'You solved the Dirac equation?'?
Yup - the thing is, people won't know there even is such a thing if they don't know a language that uses it :-)
May
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answered How would one say 'I solved the Dirac equation.', and 'You solved the Dirac equation?'?
May
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revised What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
added related link
May
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revised What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
added "Ade"
May
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answered What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
May
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answered Is it still good form to use a capital D for Du or Dir in a letter?
May
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revised Neuter gender for nouns referring to children
removed section where I was unsure, thx to glen
May
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comment Neuter gender for nouns referring to children
@Glen thx for clearing that up - I wasn't sure, although I couldn't think of a counter example...
May
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comment Schibboleths für verschiedene norddeutsche Regionen?
Moin und danke für den Link! :-) Ich fürchte aber, ich finde dort keine Schibboleths...
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awarded  Supporter
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comment Neuter gender for nouns referring to children
@Alenanno: cheers, much appreciated :-)
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awarded  Teacher
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comment Neuter gender for nouns referring to children
For male children, until recently, "der Knabe" was equally used, but is now considered outdated. Initially, "der Junge" was probably just a shortening of something like "der junge Mann".
May
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comment Neuter gender for nouns referring to children
@Alenanno: added wiktionary link, and my hunch was right :-)
May
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revised Neuter gender for nouns referring to children
added wiktionary link
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answered Neuter gender for nouns referring to children
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comment Schibboleths für verschiedene norddeutsche Regionen?
@stefano yes, I know these. In fact, I sometimes tend to fall into the same trap, so thanks for making me think about it once more :-)
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comment Schibboleths für verschiedene norddeutsche Regionen?
@thei danke und 'tschuldige :-) Hab's von spezifisch deutschen Muttersprachlern zu allgemeinen Muttersprachlern abgeändert.