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I'm an analyst programmer with a passion for software development.

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Apr
30
comment Using Abflug vs Abfahrt
As a non-German learning the language, it's fascinating to learn of these kinds of colloquial usages of words, even if it's not the "correct" usage of the word in the purely grammatical sense.
Mar
9
comment Abbreviations of Entschuldigung?
Thanks and I wish I could give another +1 for the indication that, in this case, it's the last syllable for this word that is decisive making it far less likely that I heard "Schuldi".
Mar
9
comment Difference in pronunciation of “Er” vs. “Ihr”
I had thought as much myself (air vs ear) however, the recorded voices (for which I don't have the exact text at the time as the exercise is to listen then type out the spoken words) seem to pronounce Er and Ihr very similarly, at least to my ears. And I fully appreciate you can't hear the same voices I can - at least not without signing up for Duolingo! :)
Mar
9
comment Difference in pronunciation of “Er” vs. “Ihr”
@Landei - My bad. I chose the wrong verb to demonstrate as, of course, the verb "essen" is different between Er and Ihr. I've edited to use the verb trinken, as that is the same conjugation for both Er and Ihr.
Mar
1
comment Abbreviations of Entschuldigung?
@userunknown - I don't expect you to know what I heard (and I probably misheard it anyway) but the actual question is not based upon guessing what I heard but to ask if there is a legitimate abbreviation of the word Entschuldigung in common usage. No guessing required!
Jan
29
comment What is the difference in usage between “Vielen Dank” and “Danke schön”?
@bitmask - Interesting. My most visited place in Germany is München, so it appears that southern Germany is similar to western Germany in this regard.
Jan
29
comment What is the difference in usage between “Vielen Dank” and “Danke schön”?
@bitmask - Many thanks for your answer. I'm English and trying to learn German, so to hear this from a native German is good enough for me! FWIW, when I've been in Germany, I hear "Danke schön" used far more often than "Vielen Dank", but have heard "Vielen Dank" used occasionally. To my (admittedly non-native) ears, "Vielen Dank" sounds just that slight bit more formal which correlates with your suggested usage of "Vielen Dank" in written text.
Dec
28
comment Online Language Tools for advanced learners? Online-Sprachwerkzeuge für Fortgeschrittene?
@AlexanderGalkin I totally appreciate that you can't (yet) test my answer, and I also appreciate that my answer isn't (as yet) anything near definitive, however, I did want to share it as it certainly sounds, from the initial feedback of the current private beta users, to be a valuable resource in language learning for both beginning and advanced learners. FWIW, I also do not yet have my invite. As stated, once I have received this and had an opportunity to use the website, I'll come back here and update my answer.