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Dec
13
answered The plural of “Alter”?
Dec
13
comment Does “Mein Freund” always mean “my boyfriend”?
"Mein Freund" never means "my girlfriend". You'd have to use "meine Freundin" for that.
Dec
11
comment On the courtesy use of “Konjunktiv” and its origin. Is it reciprocal?
Compare also the use of "möchte" vs. "will". "Ich möchte ein Bonbon" is much more polite than "Ich will ein Bonbon". "Möchte" is Konjunktiv of "mögen".
Nov
28
comment Elektronik und der Konjunktiv 1
Um noch etwas präziser auf thekeyofgbs Frage einzugehen: die o.g. Interpretation ist Indikativ, nicht Konjunktiv. Bitte entschuldigt den Doppelpost.
Nov
28
comment Deklination von Eigenname von Orten
Gibt es auf Englisch nicht etwas ähnliches: "New Yorker", "Londoner"?
Nov
28
comment Elektronik und der Konjunktiv 1
"Installiert" wäre auch ambig, denn es kann auch PPP sein, wie in "es ist bereits installiert".
Nov
22
comment How should an Umlaut be written?
The "n-like form" is actually a Sütterlin "e" (de.academic.ru/pictures/dewiki/83/S%C3%BCtterlin-E.png), which is consistent with what @Baz tells us about an "e" instead of two dots.
Nov
12
comment Wann benutzt man “wenn” oder “ob”?
@DavidHall This is good, why don't you post it as an answer?
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
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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”?