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Mar
20
comment The meaning of “wenn er… wollte”
. . . and I wonder if "als ob" is considered more formal or more correct than "als wenn"? In Robert Heinlein's novel _Have Space Suit---Will Travel", the protagonist says "She looked like she was dying" and the girl called Peewee corrected his grammar, saying "as if she were dying". In Heinz Nagel's translation into German, I seem to recall he said "Sie sah aus, als wenn sie sterben würde" and Peewee' correction said "als ob".
Mar
20
awarded  Curious
Sep
30
accepted Was bedeutet “weiterskippen”?
Sep
30
asked Was bedeutet “weiterskippen”?
Sep
11
awarded  Yearling
Sep
9
accepted A youtube video of a pop-star
Sep
9
asked A youtube video of a pop-star
Dec
30
accepted What's the meaning of “Er hat mit ihr geschäckert”?
Dec
30
accepted “ist gefegt” vs. “hat gefegt”
Dec
30
awarded  Scholar
Dec
30
comment “ist gefegt” vs. “hat gefegt”
+1. I don't know why someone down-voted this answer.
Dec
30
accepted Was bedeutet “buzzern”?
Dec
14
asked Was bedeutet “buzzern”?
Dec
14
comment German alternatives to “Shit happens”?
In a youtube video of a German TV broadcast I heard a German say "shit happens" (in English). If there are rules against vulgar language on TV in Germany, apparently either they don't cover this or there was a violation.
Dec
1
comment “ist gefegt” vs. “hat gefegt”
But what about "ist" versus "hat"? Is my surmise correct? I.e. "ist" is used when it's like "laufen" and "hat" when it's like "strichen"?
Dec
1
asked “ist gefegt” vs. “hat gefegt”
Sep
23
asked What's the meaning of “Er hat mit ihr geschäckert”?
Sep
11
awarded  Supporter
Sep
11
comment Koppel's gender in “In der Eckerkoppel”
Thank you. I looked at a list of entries on dict.leo.org that said "das Koppel", and in the middle of them was one that said "die Koppel", which I missed.
Sep
11
awarded  Student