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comment On the declensions of the pronoun “man”. Part II: does the dative depends on the gender of who is speaking?
@c.p.: Your example sentence is missing a subject. Both Em1's and Carsten's suggestions can fix that.
15m
comment On the declensions of the pronoun “man”? Part I: What's its genitive form?
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."
16h
comment Substantivierung: “Mein Suchen war nicht von Erfolg gekrönt”
@ThorstenDittmar Fällt Dir in der TAT kein Substantiv für "tun" ein?
1d
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.
2d
comment What's the meaning of “würde”?
That works nicely, too.
2d
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
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
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...").
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
26
comment Genuskonflikt bei Relativpronomen
...zumal im Deutschen im Plural Geschlechter nicht unterschieden werden. Bei "Sie kommen" ist es völlig egal, ob sich die Gruppe aus "ers" oder "sies" zusammensetzt.
Mar
26
comment Genuskonflikt bei Relativpronomen
Doch, Genus ist sächlich. Daher auch im Plural "Genera" (Neutra bekommen im Lateinischen ein a als Pluralendung).
Mar
21
comment German word equivalents for 'prison' in a metaphorical sense
Note that the translation from "vicious" to "Teufels-" works only when "Teufels-" ends up as the first part of a compound. "A vicious fairytale" --> "ein Teufelsmärchen" works. What you wrote doesn't.
Mar
19
comment Etymology and usage of “freuen” and “froh”?
What did your research show?
Mar
17
comment Why is the ending EN in “irgendeinen” used in "Hast du irgendeinen dieser Romane gelesen?
That's a "Genitivus Partitivus". It denotes the whole of which a part is referred to. I'll edit the answer to include this information in more detail.
Mar
11
comment Why do some but not all countries have articles?
"Die USA" sind nicht Femininum, sondern Maskulinum Plural. "Der Staat" -- "die Staaten".
Mar
5
comment Word order of “Glücklicherweise hat mich jemand herein gelassen”
I also think rhythm plays a role here. I find "HAT mich JEmand" easier to pronounce than "HAT JEmand mich", because the capitalized syllables are stressed, and it makes pronunciation easier to separate them with the unstressed "mich". The first version produces a nice up-and-down rhythm.
Mar
4
comment Sich bewusst sein/werden: with or without anticipatory pronoun?
Yes, "dessen" is the right one.
Mar
3
comment How is the verb “singen” used in different tenses?
So is "Singerei" and, when capitalized, "Singen".
Feb
28
comment Noob question about German pronunciation
Have you tried Forvo? de.forvo.com/search/lieben de.forvo.com/search/leben