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Apr
23
comment different meanings of “gleich”
@PMF: You've put you finger on the problem. "Gleich" isn't enough to unambiguously indicate urgency or "immediateness". It means both "immediately" and "in 5 minutes", which is exactly what th OP is asking about.
Apr
22
comment “doch” oder “aber”
Doch, wirst Du. :P
Apr
17
answered On the declensions of the pronoun “man”. Part II: does the dative depend on the gender of the speaker?
Apr
17
comment On the declensions of the pronoun “man”. Part II: does the dative depend on the gender of the speaker?
@c.p.: Your example sentence is missing a subject. Both Em1's and Carsten's suggestions can fix that.
Apr
17
comment On the declensions of the pronoun “man”? Part I: Finding a substitute for the genitive for “man”
Wobei allerdings ambig bleibt, ob der jemand, dessen Wagen kaputt ist, und "man", der ihn reparieren lassen muss, derselbe Mensch sind oder nicht. Im Ernstfall versuchen wir also meistens, eine ganz andere Formulierung zu finden, oder weichen in die zweite Person aus: "Wenn Dein Wagen kaputt ist, musst Du ihn reparieren lassen."
Apr
17
revised On the declensions of the pronoun “man”? Part I: Finding a substitute for the genitive for “man”
added 73 characters in body
Apr
16
comment Substantivierung: “Mein Suchen war nicht von Erfolg gekrönt”
@ThorstenDittmar Fällt Dir in der TAT kein Substantiv für "tun" ein?
Apr
15
comment Any German books with included vocabulary?
@Benubird On Android, you could try Google Play Books or Aldiko. I have no experience with any others.
Apr
15
comment What's the meaning of “würde”?
That works nicely, too.
Apr
15
comment Any German books with included vocabulary?
How about an eReader with a (built-in or add-on) dictionary? You tap a word you don't know and up comes the translation.
Apr
14
comment Meaning of “Augen unter Null”
Without any context, "unter null" usually refers to freezing temperatures. They are below zero on the Celsuis scale. (I know this isn't what is meant here, but this is the more usual interpretation of that phrase.)
Apr
14
answered What's the meaning of “würde”?
Apr
11
revised Why “schieben” guards “Wache”?
edited tags
Apr
4
comment “Gateway language” to German
Your native language being Hebrew, isn't the obvious answer to your question "Yiddish"? (Btw, is @MartyGreen still around?) Also, from what little Hebrew I learned in a university class, the phonetics of modern Hebrew seem to me very close to those of German already, in terms of vowel quality and tough fricatives.
Apr
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
2
comment Herkunft von “Ausnahmen bestätigen die Regel”
@ThorstenDittmar This is only true if you ignore a) the latter half of the sentence ("in casibus non exceptis") and b) the last third of Martin's answer ("Exceptio FIRMAT...").
Apr
1
revised Can wissen mean remember?
typo
Apr
1
answered Can wissen mean remember?
Mar
27
comment Meaning of this sentence
@Aiyion.Prime: If you have that much content to add AND a faulty interpretation to admit, please do it under your own name, not mine. That was just rude. :(
Mar
27
revised Meaning of this sentence
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