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Wortgebrauch - Questions on usages in German language.

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Ein Seitensprung ist wie erwähnt eine außereheliche Affäre und kein Sprung zur Seite. Die Aussage »nur ein Seitensprung rettete mich vor diesem Auto« macht zumindest neugierig auf eine interessante G …
answered Apr 22 '15 by knut
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There are already the correct answers about "Förderung" or "Gewinnung" for liquid oil. But oil can also be find as Ölschiefer (Oil shale) This Ölschiefer is abgebaut, followed by the extraction of th …
answered Jul 21 '14 by knut
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As Burki mentioned in his comment: The Sie is not only used to show respect, but also to indicate distance. Apart from that it is a language convention, and as such it is a bit hard to get rid of …
answered Feb 22 '16 by knut
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In addition to the other answers: Sometimes the business etiquette is complicated when we meet a colleague multiple times (See e.g. the section Grüßt man sich erneut, wenn man sich im Flur trifft?). …
answered Apr 2 '15 by knut
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Diskriminator scheint das passende Wort zu sein. So nennt Wikipedia im Diskriminierungsartikel den Begriff Diskriminator. Der Artikel zu Diskriminator beschreibt den Begriff Diskriminator in der Nach …
answered Mar 25 '16 by knut
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"Es ist meine Schuld" is a complete sentence, means It's my fault it's not your fault would be: "Es ist nicht deine Schuld." If you see somebody is punished for something you did, you may say ( …
answered Feb 24 '12 by knut
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On the first view there is no difference between a Bibliothek and a Bücherei The word „Bibliothek“ has Greek sources ( βιβλιοθήκη (biblio-thḗkē)). Wikipedia tells, the Bücherei is a calque from …
answered Nov 19 '16 by knut
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Both words are correct, but I think not the best choice. Jobanfrage A job is a colloquial German word for a job. I would not use it in an job enquiry unless it is a easygoing company and you are well …
answered Apr 23 '16 by knut
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It depends on the usage. A formal usage would prefer Sie, a informal usage would use du. It is similar to the real life. In a shop and a restaurant I expect a Sie, in a shop or bar for younger and 'c …
answered Apr 17 '16 by knut
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They don't mean both mountain. The Gebirge are mountains (plural), a Berg is a mountain. There is also a plural of Berg (Berge), but there is a difference to Gebirge. Berge is a list of mountains, Ge …
answered Jan 23 '15 by knut
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Schnorrbrief is the combination of Schnorrer (or from the verb schnorren) and Brief (letter). Schnorrer is also explained in the English Wikipedia: Schnorrer (שנאָרער; also spelled shnorrer) is a …
answered Sep 19 '18 by knut