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Oct
14
comment Placing words between article and noun - common in German?
No, that's what the Germans are famous for.
Oct
14
answered Placing words between article and noun - common in German?
Oct
10
answered Some [singular noun]
Oct
9
answered What is the difference between “versuchen” and “probieren”?
Oct
8
answered Is there any difference in the words “roast” and “fry” in German?
Oct
7
comment How to translate “to make no sense”?
And if used in the sense of "doesn't jive", it would actually be "einstimmen", as in "das stimmt nischt ein mit..."
Oct
7
comment How to translate “to make no sense”?
If the German usage is close to "bullshit", it's quite different from the Yiddish. Here is an example in context from what we call "Yeshivish", the Yiddish-laced English spoken among the American ultra-orthodox: "As an aside, when I related this to the Rosh Yeshivah, he smiled. Ever the Talmudist, he replied, “Very nice, but shtimt nisht, not consistent with the the Gemara in Kiddushin [33B], which says a sefer Torah is on a higher level than a talmid chacham.”
Oct
7
comment How to translate “to make no sense”?
I've checked some examples and it seems to be used in Yiddish very much in the sense of "it doesn't make sense"; or alternately, "that doesn't jive (with the facts)". And the German usage is different how?
Oct
7
answered How to translate “to make no sense”?
Oct
6
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Sep
17
comment Woher kommt die schweizerdeutsche Verstärkung “huren…”?
I don't think Jurgen is married if he thinks it's so easy to talk your way out of that one.
Sep
16
answered Preferred form of nominalization
Sep
12
comment Etymological relatives of English “put” and “get” in standard and dialect German
I wonder if you think SCHTUPPEN is related to put?
Aug
14
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Apr
10
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Mar
24
comment What is “schlagen” slang for?
Yiddish does seem to go to town with the prefixes. The dictionary only gave me the stuff about nails for VERSCHLAGEN but I took a look online and found yet another meaning in this quote from Sholom Aleichem, talking about the effect of penny-romances on the female reader: "...as ihr kop is verschlagen mit fantazyes..." (that her head is stuffed with nonsense".
Mar
23
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Mar
23
comment What is “schlagen” slang for?
Touchee. I missed the Mad Magazine reference. Of course, this is a made up word, and Weinreich's dictionary does not include a listing for VERSCHLAGEN. So I was surprised to find on checking with Harkavey that it is indeed a real word; it means to nail something up, to secure by nailing. It turns out that Harkavey has a far more extensive listing of usages for SHLAGEN in all its forms, so I'm going to put them up as an edit to my previous answer.
Mar
23
answered What is “schlagen” slang for?
Mar
10
comment Wie sage ich “used to do” auf Deutsch?
Yes, this is also very much the Yiddish expression for "used to". It's funny that such a useful word would seem to have largely disappeared from the spoken language.