I know the usage of the word als:

Als ich Kind war, hatte ich viele Hobbys.

But I don’t know if I can use this word as the translation for the word as:

Als Ihr Kunde bin ich zufrieden mit Ihrem Service.

As your customer, I’m satisfied with your service.

  • Yes, that works.
    – Robert
    Jun 3, 2016 at 4:37
  • No comma after “als Ihr Kunde”, though. And it is either “als Ihr Kunde” (male) or “als Ihre Kundin” (female).
    – Carsten S
    Jun 3, 2016 at 6:30
  • I corrected some spelling mistakes. However, I am not sure, which is correct: "Als ich Kind war" or "Als ich ein Kind war". And I am not sure about the capital letter of "Ihr Kunde".
    – Iris
    Jun 3, 2016 at 9:07
  • @Iris, "Kind" and "ein Keind" are both possible. youtu.be/vc0090gH4Qc
    – Carsten S
    Jun 3, 2016 at 10:58
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    Or: Als Kind hatte ich viele Hobbies.
    – Gerhard
    Jun 3, 2016 at 19:13

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It would be absolutely acceptable and correct to use

als dein Freund/als deine Freundin...

For example when beginning a sentence with some advice or what I would do if I were in your shoes.

However, another phrase you may use in that context would be

Also, wenn ich du wäre...


If I were you...

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