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Apr
4
revised Translation of “He has been allowed to dance, but I haven't.”
mentioned the previous update in question; needed to understand the context of comments and answers
Apr
4
accepted Translation of “He has been allowed to dance, but I haven't.”
Apr
4
revised Translation of “He has been allowed to dance, but I haven't.”
'haben' declension corrected.
Apr
2
asked Translation of “He has been allowed to dance, but I haven't.”
Apr
2
comment Declination of adjectives after einigen
I like this answer better. Since English and German are connected, I never stopped to look why there was an 'of' between 'some' and 'friends'.
Mar
30
comment Where to place “sich” in an elaborate sentence?
I always put sich after the verb i.e. in the third place. The verb then goes wherever it wants to go according to the placement of clause in the sentence. This makes it easy for me to realize early on whether the verb is reflexive or not.
Mar
30
comment Are “zu-” and “ein-” special prefixes widely used to form new verbs?
@Em1 I love 'ver-' as a prefix. If anything, it seems to be the most consistent prefix ever used except maybe 'un-' in the sense that I can mostly understand the meaning conveyed as well as the fact that I can guess words which turn out to be quite similar to real words.
Mar
22
answered Konditionalsätze mit “würde”?
Mar
22
awarded  Custodian
Mar
22
reviewed Leave Open Kann man einen “fachlich geprägten Kunden” einem “technisch argumentierenden Entwickler” entgegen setzen?
Mar
21
revised Relative pronouns: der/die/das vs dass
Korrigiere dumme Fehler
Mar
21
awarded  Teacher
Mar
20
answered Relative pronouns: der/die/das vs dass
Mar
20
comment Understanding usage of Wechsel Dative Prepositions
@Emanuel I didn't understand that example at all. Why is 'Mai' not in dative? How can time be a direction, even in figurative sense? And if there is a possibility of giving an answer to 'wann' in accusative, why make the rule in the first place? And could you please give me the traslation of the "tanzen" sentence; I am not able to wrap my mind around this concept.
Mar
20
comment What percentage of German masculine nouns are weak nouns?
Assuming that 1/3 of all these nouns are masculine (there must be more than that; it has the highest number of nouns in German, no?) there is a weak noun for every other 14 'normal' masculine nouns. Doesn't that make it quite difficult for learners to gobble up all of them?!
Mar
19
asked What percentage of German masculine nouns are weak nouns?
Mar
18
comment What is the difference between “scheinbar” and “anscheinend”?
No. As an extreme proponent of descriptive grammar, I agree with @RegDwight. If thousands upon thousands of people are doing it "wrong", then we are just seeing a language growing. Meanings change over time; this is one example. Rather, it should be noted that there are multiple meanings to the same word in current usage.
Mar
18
comment Modal verbs: preterite or perfect?
Hmm, so it was a faulty observation. Thanks for the input!
Mar
17
comment Modal verbs: preterite or perfect?
I am not a native speaker by any means - I am just a beginner - but I have hardly seen perfect modal verbs in real world. That might be my limited experience there, but I noticed it independently a few days back.
Mar
15
comment Can I start to make rudimentary sentences in German after a week worth of exposure to German?
Just to complete the circle, it was impossible. I thought I spoke German. But it mostly a pidgin kind of language limited to me only. I myself cannot understand the sentences I wrote back then. :D