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Wortwahl - Choosing the best word out of a list of alternatives.

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musste: Past tense. You were required to do it. This can imply that the deadline is already over. muss: Present tense. You are required to do it. This can imply that you still have to do it, and that …
answered Oct 24 '11 by OregonGhost
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While it may not fit with your translation, you asked whether frei is just used as in freedom: You'll mostly use other words for "free of charge", but frei (as in Freibier) may also be used in German …
answered Jul 28 '11 by OregonGhost
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Korrekt sind beide Varianten. Ursprünglich waren sie auch etwa gleichwertig, in jüngerer Zeit hat sich jedoch eine gewisse Verschiebung von selber zum Umgangssprachlichen ergeben. Zur Herkunft der Fo …
answered Jun 2 '11 by OregonGhost
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I learnt anderthalb when I was young. In the Duden, it's just a synonym for eineinhalb, so it doesn't seem to be regional. Eineinhalb is just regular, just like Zweieinhalb or Dreieinhalb. Or Eineinvi …
answered Aug 7 '11 by OregonGhost
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Wörter ist tatsächlich nur der Plural von Wort. Du schreibst also zum Beispiel einzelne (!) Wörter oder hebst sie kursiv hervor. Wörter werden gewöhnlich durch Zwischenräume (Leerzeichen, Satzzeichen …
answered Jun 17 '11 by OregonGhost
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Both words are very similar in meaning, though obgleich may sound slightly more archaic to some. Obwohl seems to be younger. However, Canoo.net lists these as meaning the same, while there are several …
answered Jun 14 '11 by OregonGhost
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Sitt has been introduced by the Duden Verlag after some kind of contest about finding the drinking equivalent of satt. You should not expect anyone to know what the word means. Most people use it eit …
answered Nov 23 '12 by OregonGhost
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IT (sprich Ei Ti) ist natürlich kein Anglizismus, sondern einfach nur ein Fremdwort, oder vielmehr eine Abkürzung dafür. Und um die kommst du in der Ei Ti sowieso nicht drumherum. Ich kenne auch niema …
answered Nov 26 '12 by OregonGhost