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What do we have to take care of when trying to learn grammar from spoken conversations? [closed]

In spoken conversations the grammar used is sometimes very different from the rules that we learn in textbooks or that apply to writing. This is even more so in regional dialects when sentences like ...
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In what regions do you say “Das ist mir”?

To express possession you normally say Das gehört mir. or Das ist meins. But there are regions where people regularly say Das ist mir. Which are these regions and is there are terminus ...
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“Von Des” vs. “Der”

Could someone please explain how to say "of", as in "the book of the man"? I suspect it is fairly simple but I don't understand the differnce between: der Buch des Mann and der von dem Mann (...
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Which cases are being used in these sentences with “geben” and “suchen”?

Please have a look at the following sentences: Lustlos suchte ich der Oma ihre Brille. and Lustlos gab ich der Oma ihre Brille. Is der Oma dative case and ihre Brille accusative case in both ...
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Is this omission of 'sein' or using genitive form in front of noun as adjective?

This is from the Bible 20:37 Daß aber die Toten auferstehen, hat auch Mose gedeutet bei dem Busch, da er den HERRN heißt Gott Abrahams und Gott Isaaks und Gott Jakobs. 20:38 Gott aber ist ...
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Searching German Website with user feedback on regional usage of words and phrases

After seeing the question on the regional usage of a certain grammatical construction: In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein-Form gebräuchlich? I remembered that there is a German website that ...
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Welche Präposition für “admirer of”?

Wenn man sagt, "I am an admirer of Mr. X, sagt man ich bin ein Bewunderer [des/von/auf/etwas ander] Herr X?" Tatsachlich ist Herr X, Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Ist "King of Prussia" "König ...
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Dativ oder Genitiv?

Ich hatte letztens eine Auseinandersetzung mit meiner deutschen Freundin, weil sie fest davon überzeugt ist, dass in folgendem Satz unbedingt der Genitiv erforderlich ist. Wir versaufen unserer ...
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Can the genitive relative pronoun be replaced with dative?

In general, we know that Das Buch meiner Mutter can be replaced by Das Buch von meiner Mutter Can the same transformation be applied to genitive relative pronouns, eg can Ich sehe den Mann, ...
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Nutzung von “sein”

Existiert ein Unterschied, wenn ich sage / Is there a Difference between saying "Peter sein Ball ..." oder "Peters Ball ..." "... ist rund."?