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A1, A2 and B1 revision [duplicate]

I passed my B1 in 2020 after that I lost touch with the language. I can understand German well but I want to revise my grammar and vocabulary. Can anyone suggest me some good books and online ...
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Au-haue as regional to Hamburg?

Back in the day when I was in Hamburg (ca. early 1980s), my girlfriend would say something like au-haue which meant "oh, wow" or "oh my." Was I imagining that? I've never heard or ...
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Does the Uerdingen line only apply when people are speaking their local dialect?

The Uerdingen line is supposed to separate regions where people say "ik" instead of "ich". Does this apply only when people are speaking their local dialect, or do people north of ...
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Kontextunterschied bei Tschüss und bei einem langen ausgesprochenen Tschüss?

ich habe von einem Freund die Frage gestellt bekommen, warum man manchmal ein einfaches "Tschüss" zu oder ein lang ausgesprochenes "Tschüss" sagt. Mir ist das bis jetzt kaum ...
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"No siehst Du." meaning

The sentence is simply "No siehst Du". Anyone able to explain the meaning of "no"? It may be Niederdeutsch / Austrian. I cannot find it in any of the dictionaries I use.
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Stress in Composita & Southern versus Northern German variants of Standard German in Stress

I (as a Bavarian native speaker) notice that Northern Germans when speaking standard German almost consistently use a different stress in composita, which can sound illogical to the Southern German ...
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Unterschied zw "verkünden" und "ausrufen"?

Es geht um die Wörter verkünden und ausrufen, also um Situationen, bei denen man etwas anderen meldet. Ich benutze normalerweise das Wort melden, aber es wäre toll, auch andere Wörter benutzen zu ...
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Etymology of "Gedöns"

Gedöns - kerfuffle, stuff, junk I don't expect this to appear in the most visible ety dictionaries. Sadly I forgot what distant word prompted me to consider the question. Update: Now after various ...
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Is "de" really a common substitute for "der," "die," and "das" in colloquial speech?

In this article, Matt Crossman of Thrillist claims to have been told the following by a German journalist: [he] told me that even Germans don’t how to use der, die, das, so they just cheat and say ...
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Was ist Unterschied zwischen sehen, ansehen, gucken und schauen?

Ich möchte wissen, was das Unterschied zwischen sehen, ansehen, gucken und schauen ist. Sind all diese Verben equivalent? Kann man das irgendwann und in jeder Situation benutzen? Geben Sie mir bitte ...
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In which regions or dialects is the Schmetterling called "Buttervogel"?

According to various sources (1, 2, 3) the insect butterfly, German Schmetterling, is regionally called Buttervogel. Although I was able to find a plethora of sources claiming the existence of this ...
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Was sind „Naschis“ im Plattdeutschen?

Ich habe leider als Kind weder Platt gesprochen noch gehört, aber seit einiger Zeit höre ich die Podcasts des NDR, um wenigstens ein bisschen zu lernen. Ich verstehe das meiste. Aber mit diesem ...
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Was bedeutet »den Düwel ook«?

Ich weiß schon, dass »den Düwel ook« nicht literarisches Deutsch ist. Trotzdem wollte ich wissen, was das bedeutet. Und besonders wollte ich die Etymologie des Worts ook wissen. »Je, den Düwel ook,...
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Low German/Plattdütsch word usage detail

Is one or the other of these phrases more accurate in terms of meaning? The meaning of the phrase in English is: "a pleasure to be seen." Een Pläseer to't ansehn. or Een Vergnögen to't ansehn. ...
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Low German translation question [closed]

I am working on a family lineage-related art project and am looking for someone who can translate into Low German/Low Saxon the phrase "A pleasure to be seen." I am open to various interpretations (...
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Is Low German dialect still used in Germany?

I’m curious to know whether Low German dialect is still used in Germany or not. If so, in which areas? Is it both either spoken and written or only as a colloquial spoken language?
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Do Germans understand the Dutch language?

I would like to ask if a native German speaker can understand a Dutch speaker with fluency or at least to have a normal conversation
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Fachbegriff für plattdeutsche Wörter im Hochdeutsch

Für Besonderheiten der drei (nationalen) Hauptvarietäten des Deutschen gibt es die hinreichend etablierten Termini Teutonismus (DE), Austriazismus (AT) und Helvetismus (CH). Sie sind nützlich, wenn ...
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If “Plattdüütsch” is a completely different language than “Hochdeutsch” (standard German), then why is it called “German”?

“Plattdeutsch” is closer to Dutch language dialects than to “Hochdeutsch”. Then why is it called “German”? Here’s an example of “Plattdeutsch” on Youtube.
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Is low German (Niederdeutsch) a completely different language?

I heard that there are special interpreters for translating books from Niederdeutsch to standard German. The question is: Is it possible to understand Niederdeutsch if you can speak German?
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