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Listing adjectives and adverbs qualifying adjectives: should they be declined?

Scroll down for English translation! Ich stelle hier mal eine Frage in allgemeiner Form, die hier regelmäßig in verschiedenen Variationen gestellt wird und ich habe auch gleich selbst die richtige ...
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Adjektiv und Adverb Kombination in “serviert traditionell spanische Gerichte”

Das Restaurant "Sobrino de Botín" in Madrid serviert traditionell spanische Gerichte. Bedeutet dieser Satz (a) oder (b)? (a) The restaurant "Sobrino de Botín" in Madrid serves traditional Spanish ...
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Where do adverbs go when the verb is sent to the end?

So in German if I want to say: One can see the area better. I get the basic part of Man kann die Gegend sehen. But I don't know where to put the adverb. Is it after the first verb: Man ...
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Which sentence is correct (or more correct)?

Are the sentences below both correct and do they have same meaning? Er liest sehr gerne die Zeitung. Er liest die Zeitung sehr gerne.
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Are there adjectives or adjectival phrases which may precede an indefinite article?

As used in the following sentence,* is fast ununterbrochen an adjectival or adverbial phrase? Auf dem Tisch lagen, hochaufgeschichtet, verschiedene Dokumente welche der Offizier zuerst mit der Feder ...
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Declension of adjectives

I'm learning how to decline adjectives. And I stumbled on this sentence. Wir brauchen dringend Hilfe. Can someone please tell me why dringend is not declined to dringende? Since Hilfe is ...
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Word order of adverbial phrases (TE–KA–MO–LO) and objects (dative – accusative)

Is there any rule for organizing the adverbs and objects in a German sentence? I know the rule that says that the order of the adverbs should be: Time–causal–modal–place. What I do not know is if ...
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Position of the adverb “auch”

In the following sentence, where is the right position for the adverb auch? Is it possible to place it at the end of the sentence like in English? Sie behauptet, dass sie keinen Alkohol mehr trinkt ...
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Can the position of “auch” change the meaning of the sentence?

Am I correct that the position of auch can give different meanings to a sentence? For example: Ich bin auch groß. means: I have some qualities, one of which is that I am tall. Ich auch bin ...
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What do “sogar” and “darauf” mean or refer to in this example sentence?

I’m currently reading Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen. I am managing to comprehend a bit of it (I’m far from fluent in German) although the first sentence in the book is really confusing to me. ...
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Translate “by” in German

In English, we can use "by, with, via, through" in many situations interchangeably. In general all mean to use something. In German, can we use them interchangeably? I mean for example "...
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Does the adverb “fertig” always come with the preposition “mit”?

I am just starting to learn German, but I have come across the adverb "fertig" which means to finish, and I have noticed that it is always accompanied by the preposition "mit". Is that a rule in the ...
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Unterschiede zwischen „wieder“ und „schon wieder”

Überall sehe ich sowohl wieder als auch schon wieder in verschiedenem Kontext, und die Wörterbücher geben dieselben Definitionen und Übersetzungen für beide Redewendungen. Gibt es Unterschiede ...
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Do we have “am Mittag” like “am Morgen”?

In my book TestDaf kompakt, it states we don’t have am Mittag in German language. Is it true?
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Wann kann man “sehr viel” benutzen?

Ich habe diesen Satz gelesen: Ich habe sehr viel Spaß gehabt Wann ist es möglich, sehr + viel zusammen zu benutzen?
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Nevertheless/Nonetheless in German

Related to What's the grammatical difference between "trotz" und "trotzdem"?, there are several translation for nevertheless or nonetheless: gleichwohl [formal] ...
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“Eine schrecklich nette Familie”: why? [duplicate]

Why isn't it Eine schreckliche nette Familie ? I suspect it has to do with the adjective/adverb dualism, but even then I can't make sense of it.
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Place of the time marker in a sentence

The questions are as follows: I want ask about your approximate time of departure tommorow. Ich möchte nach Ihrer ungefähren Abfahrzeit fragen. Where do I put the word 'morgen'? Also: I'm ...
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Sind “gemeinsam”, “zusammen” und “selbander” austauschbar?

Wir gehen morgen zusammen in den Park, um zu picknicken. Wir gehen morgen gemeinsam in den Park, um zu picknicken. Wir gehen morgen selbander in den Park, um zu picknicken. Kann man diese Adverbien ...
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The definition of Zusammenfassung: Understanding the cases and its repeated articles

I got this definition of Zusammenfassung from de.wiktionary.org and it is as follows. Zusammenfassung: kurzer Text, der den Inhalt eines längeren Textes knapp wiedergibt. There is a lot of grammar ...
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What kind of adverb is ‘’jedoch’’

Hello everyone i’m learning about adverbs, they are separated in 4 class(lokal, temporal, modal and kausal) but i couldnt’t find and understand in which class ‘’jedoch’’ belongs This sentence for ...
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Forming sentences with »nämlich«

When I create a sentence using »nämlich«, can I do it two ways with a comma and a period between two parts of the sentence? Also, is the word order correct? Is the example listed below correct? ...
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What does noch mean here?

....Ach, da hinten kommt Frau XYZ. Hast du sie gestern noch angerufen? Nein, das habe ich total vergessen! This is part of a conversation between two coworkers in my Grammatik book. The lines before ...
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Lokaladverbien: raus, rein, rauf, runter, rüber

Ich habe auf dieser Website (am Ende der Seite) gelesen, dass "raus, rein, rauf, runter, rüber" Abkürzungen der beiden Lokaladverbien "hinaus und heraus" (raus), "hinein und herein" (rein), "hinauf ...
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Adverb Word Order Specifics?

So, one thing that’s puzzled me in my studies of German (and other languages) is the order of adverbs. Explanations are all over the place; emphasis on X, emphasis on Y, “this order sounds unnatural”, ...
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Wird »abgewandt« in diesem Zitat als Adjektiv oder als Partizip II des Verbs »abwenden« benutzt?

»Und die kleine Antonie [...], den hübschen Blondkopf ein wenig vom Gesichte des Großvaters abgewandt, blickte [...]« (Thomas Manns Buddenbrooks) Warum ist dieser Satz nicht so formuliert? »Und ...
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Can ‘halb’ be used as an adverb?

I’ve come across this text: Wie alt mag sie sein? Ich sehe ihr Gesicht nur halb. This sounds like halb is used as an adverb? Am I correct?
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Most natural position of adverb in dependent clause

I'm trying to figure out what the most natural position for an adverb in a dependent clause is. For example, which of these two options is more natural? Ich studiere Deutsch, damit ich Sprachen ...
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Understanding the subject of sentence

Ich erwähne dieses Beispiel, weil gerade in ihm zum Ausdruck kommt, dass ... Above sentence is from Canoo.net Pronominal adverbs refer to "non-persons" My question is about not understanding the ...
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Doubling adverbs for emphasis?

Newbie question. Would it be German to double an adverb for emphasis, such as "ich bin sehr, sehr alt"? Or is this just wrong? Thank you.
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“Natürlisch”, oder nur “natürlich”?

I've just detected a misspelled "natürlich" — written like "natürlisch". Is it a mistake or slang/dialect?
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What is the function of “so” in “ich hab so ‘ne Ahnung”?

Ich hab so ‘ne Ahnung, da bahnt sich was an. This is just a wild guess, but I wonder if this "so" is a colloquial device similar to: J'ai comme une mauvaise impression. (in French) How does it ...
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Unterschied zwischen „inzwischen“ und „mittlerweile“ [duplicate]

Welcher Unterschied besteht zwischen den Adverbien „inzwischen“ und „mittlerweile“?
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“Last spring” in “I took this math course last spring”

Suppose I want to say I took this math course last spring. Can I say (a) Ich habe letzten Frühling diesen Mathe-Kurs belegt. or (b) Ich habe im letzten Frühling diesen Mathe-Kurs belegt. ...
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Adverbien und Adjektive [closed]

Gibt es neben „lang“ vs. „lange“ noch andere häufige Adverbien, die im Gebrauch mit Adjektiven verwechselt werden? Insbesondere: Ist die Phrase "punktweiser Grenzwert" korrekt?
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When is it necessary to use “von” with “dorther”?

I'm trying to figure out when it's necessary to use von with dorther? When I search for it on context.reverso.net one of the examples is: Kämst du dorther, wüsstest du das. wortbedeutung.info also ...
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“Einfachheitshalber” vs. “der Einfachheit halber”

What is the difference? When only one of einfachheitshalber and der Einfachheit halber fits?
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Compound spelling rules for composites of prepositions and nouns

The compound spelling rules below explicitly state zu Fuß and interdict an alternative. Is this coherent with the rules? I consider zu Fuß as adverbial. E.g. Er geht immer zu Fuß, thus it should be ...
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Meaning of “ja doch eher” in context

I came across this graffiti which says: "Nazis find ich persönlich ja doch eher uncool" The way I would translate this in English would be: Personally I still think Nazis are uncool. Is this ...
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Difference between local adverbs -aus/-ein and außen/innen [duplicate]

I have several problems trying to figure out when to use the following adverbs heraus/hinaus (I ended using raus...) herein/hinein (same but rein ...) Draußen/außen Drinnen/innen I checked these ...
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Hatte die Deutsche Sprache einst Adverbien wie im Englischen?

Gehe ich richtig in der Annahme, dass die deutsche Sprache einst die gleiche klare Trennung zwischen Adjektiv und Adverb besaß, wie sie heute noch im Englischen existiert (smooth, smoothly)? Dass ...
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Meaning of “einmal” as adverb

I've commonly heard the particle einmal as an adverb. Does it have a real meaning or is it just bitte? Situations where I have heard of it: By receiving an object Einmal deinen Ausweis, oder, ...
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Placement of “gern” in the sentence

Why do you say: Ich habe das Haus gern. but you say: Ich wohne gern in diesem Haus That is, it seems that "haben" and "gern" require that the "gern" goes to the end of the sentence, ...
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Difference between “zurzeit” and “bis jetzt”

What is the difference between zurzeit and bis jetzt? Both in English mean currently, but I don't know if there is a difference in German. If someone wanted to use them in a sentence, for example, ...
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Adverb oder nachgestelltes Adjektiv?

Beim Lesen eines Textes von Schopenhauer bin ich über eine mir zu verwirrende Konstruktion gestolpert: "Übrigens darf es uns nicht wundern, dass auf jene abstruse, spekulative, schwierige und ...
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What does “gern” stands for and how to use it?

I have some issue understanding gern in the following context: Anna und ich trinken gern ein Glas Wein. Does it mean: "We enjoy a glass of wine" ("Nous aimons un verre de vin") as Linguee in ...
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Meaning of “schon mal so richtig”

Kann jemand erklären, was »so richtig« in dem folgenden Satz bedeutet? Ist er jetzt schon mal so richtig in die Berge gegangen? Auf Englisch übersetze ich das als Has he actually already been ...
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Why would anyone write “nur noch nur”?

I have encountered this sentence: Werden die Menschen Arztbesuche demnächst nur noch nur über Skype machen? Why is it written like that? Is the second "nur" redundant?
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What does “noch” mean in these sentences?

"Zum Schluss sind wir nur noch total muede ins Bett gefallen. Ab jetzt nur noch mit Navi!" (Context: The speaker and her friend were in a foreign city and could not find the way back to ...
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»Ein lange(s) geplantes Auto«

Warum ist hier die Nummer 1 richtig statt der Nummer 2? 1) Ein lange geplantes Auto 2) Ein langes geplantes Auto Ich interessiere mich nur für Adjektivdeklination.