- Glaubst du mir, wenn ich dir "Mir ist egal was er von mir erzählt" sagen möchte?
- Glaubst du mir, wenn ich dir sagen möchte "Mir ist egal was er von mir erzählt"?
Is either ungrammatical or advised against for other reasons?
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I would say that without the use of a direct quote:
Glaubst Du mir, wenn ich dir sage, dass es mir egal ist, was er von mir erzählt?
I believe that they're both grammatical, except for the latter sentence the quote is moved outside the verbal bracket, which disrupts the sentence less.
The version containing »möchte« is a sentence of the pattern »Glaubst du mir, wenn ich [etwas bestimmtes tun] möchte?« (“Do you believe me if I want to [do something in particular]?”). You could believe or not that someone wants to do something, but to believe something if someone wants to do something else is a little bit bizarre. This would mean, that your belief is depending on what an other persons wants.
My personal favorite solution:
Glaubst Du mir, wenn ich dir sage es wäre mir egal was er über mich erzählt?
Also fine (similar to the answer of PMF, but with »über mich« instead of »von mir«):
Glaubst Du mir, wenn ich dir sage, dass es mir egal ist, was er über mich erzählt?
The next version is correct german, but it is hard to understand, because this is a sentence that you say while talking to another person, so the whole sentence is direct speach. The usage of direct speach inside direct speach leads to misunderstandandings. The fact, that you can't hear the quotation marks in a spoken sentence makes it even harder to understand the sentence.
Glaubst du mir, wenn ich dir sage: »Mir ist egal was er über mich erzählt«?
All about direct speach is also true for the next version. But this version has an additional disadvantage: The direct speach is inserted into the sentence. To understand the surrounding sentence you must keep 85% of it in mind while processing the inserted sentence. It is better to let the listeners brain first complete processing the surrounding sentence before it starts with the inserted one.
Glaubst du mir, wenn ich dir »Mir ist egal was er über mich erzählt« sage?