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comment »Peter hatte angst« – Why do we use »hatte« instead of »war«?
@David "Angst und Bange" is an established saying though.
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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"
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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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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.
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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.