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Jan
27
comment Meaning of “endgeilfett”
Additionally, by using those two slang expressions in this combination, the author is making a stylistic choice. As he also expresses a change in his opinion, I believe he is making fun of his younger self for believing such preposterous things and using such cliché-ed language.
Jan
27
comment Wie sagt man “Not in a million years!” auf Deutsch?
Wenn Weihnachten und Ostern auf einen Tag fallen.
Jan
27
revised Dativ Singular “seinem Kollegen”
edited title
Jan
24
comment Zu Heilig Abend, oder Zum heiligen Abend
Das sehe ich ganz anders. "Was macht Ihr an Ostern?" wäre meine Formulierung der Wahl (Südhessen). "Zu Ostern" passt imo besser bei "Was hast Du zu Ostern bekommen?".
Jan
24
comment Translation of “Your name means in Spanish «The new land»”
Hmmm... "Hund heißt auf englisch dog" would be quite as valid. There is some overlap between "heißen" and "bedeuten".
Jan
23
comment Schreibung von (Klammer-)Ergänzungen
Ich weiß nicht, ob ich mich der Empfehlung anschließe, aber +1 für eine sorgfältig ausgearbeitete und gut begründete Antwort.
Jan
23
comment Woher kommt das „ä“ in „bettlägerig“?
Nicht unbedingt, @c.p. Die Imperfekt-Stammform findet sich gerne auch im zugehörigen Nomen: liegen - lag - die Lage. Stehen - stand - der Stand - beständig.
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
20
answered Difference between “komisch” and “lustig”
Jan
20
comment Difference between “etwas in den Griff bekommen” and “sich an etwas gewöhnen”
Yes, that's pretty much it. I didn't know the English phrase "get a handle on s.th." -- thanks for teaching me! ;)
Jan
20
comment Preposition/phrase for “to go outside”
Are you Swiss, @Emanuel? Because otherwise it's "draußen", and not "draussen".
Jan
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
13
comment Translation of “Let me ask him”
My guess is that we avoid using the "lass mich" construct if it is followed by another pronoun, because that would give us two pronouns in a row. It causes somewhat awkward prosody.
Jan
13
comment How should I arrange these modal verbs?
"Besuch" is not usually used with an indefinite article in German. You'd just drop the article: "...dass ich Besuch gehabt habe."
Jan
13
answered Difference between “etwas in den Griff bekommen” and “sich an etwas gewöhnen”
Jan
10
revised How do you say “from X to Y” in German?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jan
10
comment How do you say “from X to Y” in German?
Thanks, @Toscho, I didn't even read that far. Are we done with Elenaverwirren now?
Jan
10
revised Jugendsprache - “ma”
added 3 characters in body
Jan
10
revised When does one require “dass” and when can it be omitted?
It's "indirect speech", not "indirect speak".
Jan
10
awarded  grammar