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Jun
10
comment Is this a pun? “Der wird sie einmal heiraten — so sogt er”
This. The pun probably works in every culture on the planet. :)
Jun
10
revised What does “auf Habacht” mean?
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Jun
10
answered What does “auf Habacht” mean?
Jun
9
comment Was bedeutet “andere Feldpostnummer”?
Advice for non-native speakers: Don't use this phrase in conversations unless you're really sure the context is right. (See below why.)
Jun
9
revised Was bedeutet “andere Feldpostnummer”?
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Jun
9
revised Was bedeutet “andere Feldpostnummer”?
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Jun
9
revised Was bedeutet “andere Feldpostnummer”?
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Jun
9
revised Was bedeutet “andere Feldpostnummer”?
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Jun
9
answered Was bedeutet “andere Feldpostnummer”?
Jun
8
answered Wort für den Zeitraum, in dem man waschen kann
Jun
8
comment Milch? Milsh? Why the pronunciation difference?
@starblue true! @ladybug I don't mind - but don't make that mistake in a swabian (or, probably, Badenian) pub! ;)
Jun
8
comment Milch? Milsh? Why the pronunciation difference?
I second what @Takkat says - it's not /ʃ/ in any Swabian dialect (nor any other of the Alemannic ones I think). It's really strong in Hessian, Badenian, and Pfälzisch.
Jun
7
comment Meaning of Mann as a tribe rather than a male individual
For what it's worth, the german Wikipedia entry seems to be a bit more specific than the english one. Translating: "Alemanni ... is probably of Germanic origin and means 'All men' (in the sense of "humans") or 'All men (= males fit for battle)'". There seems to be no indication of the use of "Mann" in a clan context, at least as far as Wikipedia goes
Jun
7
comment Meaning of Mann as a tribe rather than a male individual
@Stovner that doesn't work in German - you'd have to use "Der Mensch" or "Die Menschheit"
Jun
7
revised Where is exactly the position of “nicht” in the sentence?
Capitalization
Jun
7
reviewed Approve Where is exactly the position of “nicht” in the sentence?
Jun
6
comment When is it OK to drop the first-person e, as in „Ich hab'“?
@user I edited. Yeah, it's very rare, but when it's used, you can't abbreviate it. (You can in speaking, definitely. The days that politicians spoke clean Hochdeutsch are long over - if they ever were there in the first place :)
Jun
6
revised When is it OK to drop the first-person e, as in „Ich hab'“?
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Jun
6
comment When is it OK to drop the first-person e, as in „Ich hab'“?
@user There is a big fat "writing" in the first line?
Jun
6
comment When is it OK to drop the first-person e, as in „Ich hab'“?
@user my statement It is never OK to use "ich hab" in professional or official communication is related to writing. Show me an instance where the abbreviated form is used in a written, official document