Questions tagged [informal]

relating to words or phrases that are marked by the absence of formality or ceremony and that are appropriate to ordinary, casual, or familiar use

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»Einen Parameter durchschleifen«

Ich kann in keinem Wörterbuch das Verb durchschleifen finden. Es geht um IT-Umgangssprache. Der Kontext ist: Dann müssten wir den Parameter durchschleifen. Das heißt so was wie durchreichen, ...
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Should a letter to a future host family be formal or informal?

I'm writing a letter to the German family that will be hosting me over the summer, and am wondering if I should refer to them as "Sie" or "ihr"? If I was only talking to my host sister would that be ...
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Weniger informeller Ausdruck für “weg-abstrahieren”?

Der Satz A und B sind gute Ansätze, welche aber die Eigenschaft E von der Problemstellung P wegabstrahieren. kommt mir sehr umgangssprachlich vor. Ich würde aber gerne diese Bedeutung mit einer ...
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Chatty expression in German

There are chatty expressions in English, like in the middle of a conversation someone says: [Getting angry] Does it work the same in German? as in [sauer werden] Or such a thing isn't used in ...
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Usage of the ur- prefix

From what I understand 'ur-' is used, roughly: to refer to origin, as in 'Urgroßmutter' to strengthen an adjective or adverb, as in 'urschön' (~very beautiful) or 'urplötzlich' (~very quickly) I've ...