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Is "Möchte Sie" acceptable?
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Strictly speaking, welche möchte Sie lieber? would mean something like which one likes you better? Meaning Sie would be the object of mögen, and welche the subject. Without any more context ...

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Is ‘mögen’ plus verb an indication of ‘maybe’?
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That is exactly right. That is its use as a Modalverb. A better translation, in my opinion, would be may not maybe, which is actually what you used in your example translation. Quoting from the Duden'...

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I have a problem with "st"
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Basically, the rule you read was incomplete. It's pronounced as sht (from now on /ʃt/) if the cluster is at the start of a syllable. Some examples: entstehen Strom still Just like any other rule in ...

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"Eine schrecklich nette Familie": why?
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The schrecklich in this sentence is describing the nette. So yes, you were right, the adjective/adverb dualism is the cause. The schrecklich here indicates that they're awfully nice, or maybe even ...

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Meines wissens vs meinet wissens
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As @sollniss already mentioned, this is just a regional pronunciation of the word written literally. The tone of the text is rather informal and the author probably didn't worry too much about using ...

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Translation of "Could you translate this into German?"
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b would be right. Man übersetzt ins <Sprache hier>. And your version would be the formal version. A more casual version would be something like: Könntest du das ins Deutsche übersetzen? And ...

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Bedeutung von "eines jeden" und Vergleich mit "jedes"
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ein jeder ist nur eine andere Form für jeder (und auch die gebeugten Varianten), da hast du völlig recht. Das Wichtige ist natürlich die Beugung. Dein zweites Beispiel ist auch in Ordnung und es gibt ...

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What happens if a genitive relative pronoun has to be declined?
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The key here is that dessen isn't the word that needs to be declined. It's Sohn. Now to explain why, we need to think about their roles. dessen: depicts the genitive as a relative pronoun. This could ...

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Beobachten + preposition? Auf? bei?
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3 votes

The verb beobachten doesn't really take a preposition, so using a preposition like auf would be incorrect. It's always jmdn./etw. beobachten In this case the bei preposition doesn't have too much to ...

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Why does "neu" become "Neues" after "etwas"?
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After the German orthography reform you're supposed to write every noun with a capital letter. It's always been that way, but there were some inconsistencies before (there still are some), so after ...

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Pronunciation of Brötchen
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Wiktionary normally includes non-standard but common pronunciations, but in this case they only listed one possible pronunciation. It's also the only one I've heard. The standard way being [ˈbʀøːtçən]....

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Is “lassen” a modal verb?
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The answer to the question in your title is a definite 'no'. Yes, the grammatical structure is the same and certainly looks like it behaves like a modal verb, but in reality it doesn't feature the ...

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German Accents: Austrian, German, or Swiss Standard German
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I think you're off to a good start if you already know you get to pick an accent as a learner. It's very important, and it seems you're aware of this, to be consistent with the dialect you speak, or ...

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