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Ich spüre deine ach so heftigen Schläge nicht mal!

What does "ach so" here mean? Does it add sarcasm to the sentence?

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  • Yes, it is similar to "oh-so" in English.
    – wonderbear
    Commented Jun 16, 2023 at 19:14

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You sensed it correctly, that ach so is a modal particle in that sentence. It belittles the effort.

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  • why "modal particle" ? It is an extension of "so", which is a degree modifier for the adjective
    – Alazon
    Commented Jul 13, 2023 at 10:54

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