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I see no subject in that sentence

I saw that sentence in IX magazine, an IT magazine : Auf das erste Subnetz kann demnach mit "module-subnetz" zugegriffen werden. Where "module-subnetz" is the name of an IT ...

asked by Vulpo Score of 7
answered by Carsten S Score of 7

Deklinierung von Kreis im Sinne einer Gebietskörperschaft

Wie wird der Kreis im Sinne eines Kreises als Körperschaft (räumliche Einteilung von Regierungsbezirken) dekliniert, wenn die konkrete Körperschaftsbezeichnung folgt? Insbesondere beim Genitiv komme ...

grammatical-case genitive declension  
asked by e-shirt Score of 3
answered by bakunin Score of 2

"Mach das so." what does mean? How can I understand it?

I wrote my supervisor that I have an appointment and probable I can come late, and she has responded: Vielen Dank für die Mitteilung. Mach das so. What is a meaning "Mach das so"? How can ...

german-to-english letter  
asked by FrHart64 Score of 2
answered by MaestroGlanz Score of 3

Connectors - Conjunctive adverbs

I am learning German B2/C1 and have covered Hauptsätze and Nebensätze and the connectors such as denn and weil. I am also familiar with Relativsätze. Something I realised from speaking German is that ...

asked by Steve Score of 2
answered by RDBury Score of 4

TT abbreviation/acronym meaning in German language

I would like to know what TT abbreviation/acronym stands for and what it means. It is related to meeting rooms/business area. I could not find an answer on google search, related to this domain. A ...

asked by User552853 Score of 1
answered by planetmaker Score of 3

What is the correct use of als or wie in this case?

While discussing the translation of the following sentence with 2 native German speakers: She watched with interest as the patch of moisture shrank slowly and vanished. I suggested: Sie schaute mit ...

asked by user44591 Score of 1
answered by planetmaker Score of 5

Übersetzung von 'Is it a her or a him?'

Es ist mir leider nicht gelungen eine gute Übersetzung ins Deutsche von der Frage nach dem Geschlecht eines Tieres zu finden: 'Is it a her or a him?' Behält man dabei die Artikel (wie im Englischen) ...

asked by Orest Score of 1

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Warum nennt man auf Deutsch die Zahlen 0, 2, 4 ... "gerade" Zahlen?

Auf Deutsch werden ganze Zahlen, die ohne Rest durch 2 teilbar sind – also die Reihe ... -4, -2, 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 ... – als gerade und die Zahlen ... -3, -1, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 ... als ungerade ...

etymology numbers mathematics  
asked by splattne Score of 12
answered by Cass Score of 16

Why are German numbers backwards?

Latin languages, as well as English, speak numbers from left to right, in the same direction in which they are written, e.g. forty-two, quarante-deux, but in German, you write from left to right but ...

etymology numbers  
asked by Jonas Score of 75
answered by Theodore Murdock Score of 14

Is there any difference between “aber” und “sondern” (as “Konnektoren”)?

I’m trying to study and understand how to use aber und sondern (as “Konnektoren”). In my language (Italian) there is no difference in translation; both mean something like but. I can say for example: ...

translation difference connotation linking-elements  
asked by E.V. Score of 16

Difference between "Ich möchte" and "Ich hätte gern(e)" and "Ich würde gern(e)"

I don't like phrase books for their original purpose. I prefer to use them to find out different ways to to say the same thing and learn the differences. This brings us to these three... 1 ."Ich ...

word-usage difference word-choice verb-choice  
asked by Autumn Score of 23
answered by Jan Score of 24

When to use Perfekt and Präteritum?

What’s the guideline as to when to use Perfekt and Präteritum? I was always taught that the simplest rule is Präteritum (mostly) for written forms, and Perfekt is most common in spoken language. But ...

tense perfect-tense preterite  
asked by Karol J. Piczak Score of 68
answered by fuxia Score of 13

Was bedeutet: "Das geht sich nicht aus"?

Die Phrase "Das geht sich nicht aus" ist denke ich österreichisch? Ich bin Muttersprachler und hatte es davor noch nie gehört. Kann jemand helfen?

meaning phrase idiom austrian  
asked by vonjd Score of 41
answered by Tim Pietzcker Score of 32

What is the difference between sollen and sollten?

Both translate to "should". I understand "sollten" is the past tense of "sollen" but sometimes I see "sollten" when I would expect "sollen."

asked by Blubber Score of 17
answered by Hypnoxas Score of 17
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