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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.


Mar
9
comment When to use “gern” vs. “gerne”
+1 - for me, it's mostly about the rhythm.
Mar
9
comment Himmel, Arsch und Zwirn?
Hi @Korinna und auch von mir ein herzliches Willkommen :-) Ich hatte auch kurz gegoogelt und bin ebenfalls über den Link gestolpert. Allerdings wird dort m.E. viel spekuliert und wenig nachgewiesen...
Mar
9
asked Himmel, Arsch und Zwirn?
Mar
5
revised What's this structure called?
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Mar
5
comment What's this structure called?
+1, but I think the double "ge" is not the reason for using "worden". For example, consider "versetzt" or "verschönert" instead of "gebaut".
Mar
5
revised What's this structure called?
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Mar
5
revised What's this structure called?
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Mar
5
comment What's this structure called?
...undeleted on OP's request :-)
Mar
4
answered What's this structure called?
Mar
1
comment Why do deprecative descriptions of a person sound funny today?
Is it just me or is "Schuft" commonly associated with citing old movies where furious women empty their glass of water (or wine) into some guy's face? (fair warning: link to TVtropes.org)
Mar
1
answered Was ist eine “Lätsch” auf Hochdeutsch?
Feb
29
comment Does “frech wie Oskar sein” have a negative connotation to it?
@StefanoPalazzo: Think about how somebody would describe shady/impudent business practices (using frech as an alternative to unverschämt or dreist). I can't say I know what the current "default" connotation is, but I respectfully disagree with your generalization towards an almost exclusively positive meaning of frech.
Feb
27
revised Origin and Usage of “i wo”?
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Feb
27
asked Origin and Usage of “i wo”?
Feb
25
awarded  Pundit
Feb
22
comment What's so bad about dogs?
"Ein Leben ohne Mops ist möglich, aber sinnlos." - Loriot
Feb
21
comment Eine Frau kann “zierlich” sein. Wie nennt man einen ebensolchen Mann?
Ein weiteres nicht so nettes Wort wäre übrigens spack.
Feb
21
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
20
comment Why is there a definite article precedent to a name?
Genau hierzu gibt es in der aktuellen Umfragerunde im Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache eine Frage (Nr. 2) :-)
Feb
16
awarded  Nice Answer