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Usage of Perfekt and Präteritum in the spoken language

I have read the question When to use Perfekt and Präteritum? but it doesn’t answer my question. I am looking for a rule for beginner/intermediate level learners which tells when to use perfect (...
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When is ‘er’ replaceable with ‘der’?

This question also has an answer here (in German): Artikel anstelle von Personalpronomen Why is der used in the following example sentences (from online dictionaries) in place of simply er? Would ...
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Ist es unhöflich, Vornamen mit Artikel zu erwähnen?

Klingt es unhöflich die Vornamen, mit einem vorgestellten Artikeln zu sagen? z.B. Der Hans ist bei der Helga.
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Wie teile ich mündlich eine E-Mail-Adresse mit?

Diese Frage wurde auch hier (auf Englisch) beantwortet: How to pronounce email address in German? Recht häufig muss ich am Telefon eine E-Mail-Adresse mitteilen. Im direkten Gespräch schreibe ich die ...
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Podcasts about the German language

I'm searching for podcasts that are about the German language, discussing etymology, language history and the like. Preferably in German but other languages are also of interest. I've tried ...
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Die war sogar mit in Amerika

I have heard the following dialogue in the German TV series "How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)": Boy: Du hast ja noch meine Gehirnzelle. Girl: Klar. Die war sogar mit in Amerika. Context: a ...
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"Nein" vs "nee", is there any difference?

The only time I've ever seen Germans say nein is in the movies or in textbooks. I've also heard a politician say nein when she wanted to make a strong stand again a comment. I'm guessing nein is more ...
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How to relay the digits of a phone number?

How do you relay the digits of a phone number? For example: Frau Stein: „Wie ist ihre Telefonnummer?“ Udo: „Sie ist 0451-83794.“ Do you say the phone number digit by digit or do you group them in ...
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Why is "einfach" used in exclamative sentences?

I know that "einfach" means easy but I always find it in exclamative sentences such as "Das ist einfach genial!" I really want to know the reason for that.
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Sprechpause bei "Gendergap" - Beispiele für solche Pausen außerhalb des "Genderns"

Es geht hier nicht um Meinungen oder Einstellungen zur Sinnhaftigkeit! Mir geht es um eine "technische" Frage, die den Leitlinien der Meta-Diskussion folgt. Im Beispiel Schüler:Innen (oder ...
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I have a table of Agency, Mood, Tenses with an example sentence. Are these examples a correct understanding of these grammar structures?

I have this chart I've been making to drill learning general Agency-Mood-Tense grammar. The primary issues I've been running into is that there are a significant amount of examples that somewhat ...
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