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May
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comment Was sind gute Zungenbrecher im Deutschen? / What are good German tongue-twisters?
I thought this was only used to depress French people :)
May
25
comment Eifersucht vs. Neid
But I think you should make a difference between standard high german and regional differences / dialect. In 19 years in Germany I never heard "neidig" and would be confused if someone used it, hence my need for clarification.
May
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comment Why no perfect participle? “Sie hat sich scheiden lassen”
@Tim at this point it comes back to the passive/active concept. "Sich scheiden lassen" is a passive action, "sich trennen" is an active action, both rely on different rules when it comes to past tense.
May
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comment What do we have to take care of when trying to learn grammar from spoken conversations?
@teylyn: it depends on who you speak to, the acceptance for local dialect may vary for example between different age groups. In general, I suggest to be quite careful when it comes to local dialects.
May
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comment Why no perfect participle? “Sie hat sich scheiden lassen”
@Tim: "sich von jemandem trennen" is similiar to "sich scheiden lassen", but it does not equal "divorce", it's just "to break up". As far as grammar is concerned, thei's and RegDwight's answers are more accurate, sorry for that.
May
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May
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comment What do we have to take care of when trying to learn grammar from spoken conversations?
@Takkat: Yep, and you gotta start at some point :) Understanding the oddities helps understanding the regularities.
May
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answered Why no perfect participle? “Sie hat sich scheiden lassen”
May
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comment What do we have to take care of when trying to learn grammar from spoken conversations?
I know people from Baden-Württemberg and I'm from Hesse. I can assure you, there are pretty extreme dialects around these regions as well :) The south has its "schwäbisch"/"badisch" and Hesse got this pretty strong dialect which is most common in the area around Frankfurt/Main.
May
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answered What do we have to take care of when trying to learn grammar from spoken conversations?
May
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comment Selbständig vs. selbstständig
@Tim that may be due to reduction of redundancies, similiar to compund words which would require three consequent identical consonants. This one is a compound of "selbst" and "ständig", hence the double "st".
May
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answered Selbständig vs. selbstständig
May
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answered In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein-Form gebräuchlich?
May
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comment What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
Are you sure about this? I didn't learn that in school.
May
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answered How can I better learn noun genders?
May
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answered In what context do we write “Guten Tag” rather than “Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren”?
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answered What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
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