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Odd use(s) of "bauen"

In German, the phrase "einen Unfall bauen" is indeed idiomatic. Its meaning cannot be directly deduced from the individual words. Instead, it is commonly used to mean "to have an ...
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Odd use(s) of "bauen"

I agree that "bauen" here implies causing something either deliberately or by failing to take proper attention (culpable negligence). The last time I heard the phrase "Mist bauen" ...
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How should this sentence with the seemingly critical words "willst" and "doch" be interpreted?

This is just a case of a bad transcript. Below is the whole verse as it is transcribed here, which is obviously full of incorrect punctuation. It seems like they just mindlessly put a full stop at the ...
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Odd use(s) of "bauen"

The German "bauen" has retained a bit of a wider focus from it's Germanic origins than the English "to build". (Note this is a short summation of Grimm's entry on it and I left out ...
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Odd use(s) of "bauen"

"Mist bauen" and "einen Unfall bauen" are youth slang (Jugendsprache) of the 1960s. Cool kids decided to use "bauen" in the sense of creating or causing something really ...
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Was bedeutet es, wenn ein Satz mit "Zur Sicherheit" eingeleitet wird?

Ausschlaggebend ist hier vor allem die letzte Anweisung: WICHTIG: Nur wenn ALLE diese Bedingungen erfüllt sind, klappt das Sammeln! Eine der geforderten Bedingungen ist diese: in die ...
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Was bedeutet es, wenn ein Satz mit "Zur Sicherheit" eingeleitet wird?

So, wie ich das verstehe, ist die Anweisung eigentlich klar: zur Sicherheit in die Bestellbemerkung "Zusammenfassen" schreiben Ich verstehe das als Anweisung, die in jedem Fall auszuführen ...
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