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Nov
8
comment How do you say ' to be good at something' in German?
I disagree on that you don't normally say that. You do with simpler syntactic structures: "Sie ist gut in Mathe", "Er ist gut im Fußball", "Er ist gut darin, anderer Leute Mimik zu lesen".
Nov
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
1
comment Himmlische dein Heiligtum - shouldn't it be himmlisches?
If you place the adverb "Feuertrunken" into first position, you'll have to make sure the finite verb remains in second position: "Feuertrunken betreten wir..." This is where the meter is lost.
Nov
1
answered Himmlische dein Heiligtum - shouldn't it be himmlisches?
Nov
1
revised Why “hätte” instead of “würde … haben”?
Hilfsverben heißen auf Englisch "auxiliary", nicht "helper verb". ;)
Nov
1
comment How do you say Jinx?
We don't play that in Germany. Instead, we have a thing where when two people say the same thing at the same time, they both get to make a wish. Not sure how widely spread that is, though.
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
29
comment When to use “noch nie” vs “noch nicht” vs “nie”?
Interesting point, @Toscho. I didn't think of that.
Oct
29
answered When to use “noch nie” vs “noch nicht” vs “nie”?
Oct
29
comment When to use “noch nie” vs “noch nicht” vs “nie”?
Yes, c.p., that's correct.
Oct
28
comment Rules for “es geht um”
In 2), the proper names are in the dative case, as becomes apparent when they are replaced by pronouns: "Ihr geht es um die Fortführung...", "Ihm geht es um ..."
Oct
4
answered “Unterwegs” or “auf dem Weg”?
Sep
30
comment Why “Bitteschön”?
"Pretty please".
Sep
24
reviewed Reject “Hang out with friends” in German
Sep
23
comment “Das Buch wird immer zu uns gehören”
Yes, @karoshi. It's the much simpler statement of the two. "Das Buch wird immer uns gehören" -- "The book will always be ours".
Sep
19
comment 'Schau sie dir doch an'
Another difficulty might be the fact that "sich anschauen" is reflexive and requires a dative reflexive pronoun. "Schau", "dir" and "an" are all parts of "look at".
Sep
16
answered “Das ist kein Thema” - What does it mean?
Sep
15
awarded  Yearling
Sep
13
answered is “wie geschnitten Brot” grammatically correct?
Sep
11
answered Correct building of a double subordinate clause with impersonal construct