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comment What do we have to take care of when trying to learn grammar from spoken conversations?
Seconded! There's a reason why so many call centers of national corporations are located in northern Germany - spoken language is much closer to written German (Hochdeutsch) there than in places like Swabia, Hesse or Bavaria.
May
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comment Schibboleths für verschiedene norddeutsche Regionen?
I always thought that "stolpern übern spitzen Stein" would be a Hamburg phenomenon only - thanks for that :-) The "ä" thing is also very common in Mecklenburg (Bäckä, Fleischä), although not the t-dropping, so this might be something specific to northern Schleswig-Holstein.
May
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comment Is there a German sound that is similarly difficult for English speakers as th is for German speakers?
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/167/…
May
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comment How would one say 'I solved the Dirac equation.', and 'You solved the Dirac equation?'?
@splattne agreed, but that relates to the more general concept of "duzen" and "siezen"
May
25
comment Unterschied zwischen schriftlichen Abschiedsformeln
I know "mit freundlichem Gruß" and occasionally use it, as do people around me. The thinking behind it is apparently that one person would have difficulties extending multiple greetings, so the singular is closer to the fact.
May
25
comment Articles in real life
Another bad one: ich fahre in den Irak, aber ich fahre nach Iran (according to "Tagesschau" ;-) )
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comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
@ladybug: ich hab gesehen, dass Du aus Sachsen kommst ;-)
May
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comment Woher kommt “pfiat di”/“pfiat eich” als Abschiedsformel im bayerischen Raum?
...und ich hatte immer geglaubt, es hieße "Gott führe dich"...
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comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
That's right, but it is indeed quite rare nowadays, see Tomalak's comment here. It has been much more commonplace a few decades back - in movies from the 50s/60s, you can hear people using it all the time.
May
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comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
In my eyes/ears, that's quite old school :-)
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comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
Je nach Region... In Mecklenburg verwendet man es unter Freunden - auch ohne Sauf-Kontext :-)
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comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
@Deve good point, although I'm not too sure if that's really that widespread - I've heard it more often in the South. Edited it in anyway.
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