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Herkunft: Der Würfel brennt

Wenn beim Brettspiel der Würfel auf der Kippe steht und es zwei mögliche Augenzahlen als Möglichkeit gibt, gibt es den Ausdruck: "Brand!", oder "Der [Würfel] brennt!". Woher kommt dieser Ausdruck? ...
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Bavarian German pronunciation

I've been studying German for over a year now. I think I could pass a B2 exam. However, being in München, I would like to improve my understanding of the Bavarian dialect, mostly listening ...
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Nice ways to describe the continuous form

This is a follow-up question to this thread. Is it possible to say the following? Ich war gerade dabei die Tür abzuschliessen, wenn/dann/als du anriefst. The other post mentions the text below, ...
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History of the word “aus”

I am trying to document the use of the word "aus" meaning "from" to the 8th Century AD in the area around Aachen. Are there any English language documents I can reference - or is the word a more ...
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Seit + present tense not used with “ganz”: Ich habe mein ganzes Leben hier gewohnt

I understand: "Ich wohne seit zehn Jahren hier." is correct (seit + present tense). Is there a reason this construction isn't used with "mein ganzes Leben"? "Ich habe mein ganzes Leben hier ...
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Are the words “sie/sein(e)” are related?

Are the words "sie/sein(e)" are related, by analogy with blieb -> bleiben and by analogy with Old Slavonic "она/ona/sie" -> онаго/onago/sein(e)"? quote: bible Genesis 2:22 Und Gott der HERR ...
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Quotation about Ernst Jünger

Thomas Mann famously called Ernst Jünger „ein Wegbereiter und eiskalter Genüßling des Barbarismus“. Some other famous writer (but I cannot remember who) said words to the effect that Jünger did not ...
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Unterschied zwischen “tauschen” und “austauschen”

Was ist genau den Unterschied zwischen tauschen und austauschen? Ihre Definitionen sind im Duden sehr ähnlich. Beispiele: Die beiden Banden tauschen Gefangene (aus). Die beiden Modelle ...