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location Tokyo, Japan
age 31
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seen Oct 22 at 8:47

German by birth.
English speaker by long history abroad.
Japanese speaker by expatriation in Tokyo.

Geb├╝rtiger Deutscher,
flie├čendes Englisch durch jahrelange Auslandsaufenthalte,
momentan sesshaft in Tokio, dadurch Japanischsprecher.


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comment Intended meaning of “Schrottsemmel”
It's a typo which produces a weird new word. Literally it can be taken as "scrap (metal) bun". The first thing I actually thought of though was a really worn down car; "Semmel" as in "die Strasse langsemmeln", "Semmel" = "wheels"/"vehicle", also see "Möhre", "Kiste"
Jun
7
comment Aural comprehension of German media
I'd agree with the above dubbed is faster theory. English on average uses fewer or shorter words than German, trying to cram a German dub into English lip movements often leads to very fast and unnatural speech, whereas a native German production has much more natural speech.
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Jun
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comment What is the difference between “am Weg” and “auf dem Weg”?
@hop Fair enough, added a note that am is a contraction. I don't think the rest of the answer should have made anybody hurt because of that somewhat tangential omission. BTW, that link doesn't seem to work.
Jun
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revised What is the difference between “am Weg” and “auf dem Weg”?
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Jun
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comment What is the difference between “am Weg” and “auf dem Weg”?
@hop PS: The only contraction of auf dem I would use is auf'm.
Jun
28
comment What is the difference between “am Weg” and “auf dem Weg”?
@hop No dictionary seems to share your view of am as contraction of auf dem, and I would never use it that way. It seems to be very much a dialect use. You are correct that an der is not contracted to ar, but I'm not sure how that proves that am is a contraction of auf dem.
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revised What is the difference between “am Weg” and “auf dem Weg”?
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Jun
27
comment What is the difference between “am Weg” and “auf dem Weg”?
Zwei Doofe, ein Gedanke. :o)
Jun
27
comment What is the difference between “am Weg” and “auf dem Weg”?
Am Weg in die Arbeit... - Ist das eine Mundart? Würde ich persönlich so nicht verwenden.
Jun
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answered What is the difference between “am Weg” and “auf dem Weg”?