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How do decimal points and thousands separators work in Germany?
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Yes 36.000€ is 36000 €. In Germany groups of thousands are separated by . and in exchange we have a decimal comma like 36.000,56 € as a result of: (36000 + 56 / 100) €. Just to mention it: If there ...

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ob der Tatsache
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You probably search for "ob" in its role as conjunction, but here it's a preposition. https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/ob_Praeposition shows some example uses of "ob" + genitive. As Duden says, ...

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Quick question about conjuctions
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The sentences would mean the same, if you used the same pronoun in both sentences, like: 1) Wir mögen sie, weil sie uns mag. 2) Weil sie uns mag, mögen wir sie. German word order rules require (...

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in der Jahrhunderte währenden Entflechtung
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in der (Jahrhunderte währenden) Entflechtung - (...) serves as an adjective. It uses the Partizip I "währenden" -> (an)dauernden. So all-in-all it's: in der Entflechtung, die Jahrhunderte währte (= (...

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Translate "als wären seitdem Ewigkeiten vergangen"
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Your translation is right. Why do we have wären there? - Of course, there did not pass eternities, so it's hypothetical -> Konjunktiv II.

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Wird "gnädige Frau" noch verwendet?
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Zitat aus Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B6flichkeitsform Anreden wie „Gnädiger Herr“ oder „Gnädige Frau“ sind in direkter Zweier-Rede seit etwa Mitte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts in ...

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glückendes amphibisches Leben und einen 90. Geburtstag
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No it's accusative as it refers to "es geht um..." which needs accusative.

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Welche Teile von „Kleiner-oder-gleich-Zeichen“ schreibt man groß, welche Teile klein?
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Die Schreibweise stimmt, zumindest ist: https://www.mathetreff-online.de/wissen/mathelexikon/kleiner-oder-gleich-zeichen der gleichen Meinung wie du. Das Wort muss mit einem Großbuchstaben beginnen, ...

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Doppelanmeldung oder Doppeltanmeldung
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I think Doppeltanmeldung (-> doppelte Anmeldung) has the connotation of being done by mistake (e.g. one person registers two times at the same place e.g. by pressing a button twice as he first saw no ...

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Is there a difference between 'recyceln' and 'recyclen'?
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Both mean the same: https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/recyceln There are two ways to write the word, as one reflects more the German pronunciation (recyceln) of the word than the other, which ...

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Is it ok to put the adverb at the end of the sentence right after the second verb?
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You will find these kind of sentences in a colloquial style conversation. The "heute" is like afterthought, added to the sentence that you already said (Ich habe sehr viel gesehen), so can no longer ...

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Is this sentence using the word 'zugewandt' correct?
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im der Stadt gewandten Turm der Brücke - It should be in dem der Stadt zugewandten Turm der Brücke. So if you just forgot the "zu" you wrote about in the title, it'd be ok. "in dem" makes the sentence ...

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Präposition bei „lernen” und „kennen”. Aus oder von?
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Ich habe das Wort auf dieser Webseite (kennen)gelernt. - Ich würde hier "kennenlernen" verwenden. Ich kenne das Wort aus dem Lehrbuch. Die Präpositionen hängen von der Sache/Person, dem Verb und der ...

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"nächstes Wochenende" does it mean upcoming or after next?
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For me, the meaning of "Dieses Wochenende" depends on the context (on the current day of the week): it is the last weekend on Mo+Tu and the upcoming one on Th+Fr. But however you understand "dieses ...

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On "wohl" in an example sentence
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I would see "wohl" as "probably". Somebody saying "wohl" usually thinks that something is right, but doesn't really know, so cannot be certain. On the other hand (especially in your example) he may ...

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Don´t listen to other people’s gossip
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Habe ich den englischen Satz korrekt übersetzt? Yes. Cmp. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klatsch "Klatsch [und Tratsch]" ist kaum gebräuchlich That opinion I cannot support, though.

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in derselben Firma/bei derselben Firma
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Ob "in derselben" oder "bei derselben Firma", beides läuft auf das gleiche hinaus. "Bei" strahlt einen Hauch mehr Distanziertheit aus. Beim Wort "Arbeitgeber" dagegen hast du keine Wahl, "bei" ist ...

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Is it genitive case in this sentence? Then why doesn't it get the genitive article?
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Das ist eine Art ehrenamtliches Engagement. - That's normal nominative. You can even remove eine Art and get the same sentence structure: Das ist ehrenamtliches Engagement. That you can translate it ...

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Nächster oder nächste?
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für Dienstagabend nächster Woche "nächster Woche" is a genitive within this whole accusative object. Therefore the different ending. E.g. as direct accusative object "für nächste Woche" would be ...

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"Ich hätte gern Herrn Müller / mit Herrn Müller gesprochen."
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Die Sätze sagen i.W. das gleiche aus, es gibt lediglich Nuancen in der Höflichkeit: a) Ich hätte gern Herrn Müller gesprochen. - Dieser Satz beinhaltet, dass die Person, mit der du gerade sprichst, ...

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When did most East Prussians start speaking German?
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From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Prussia In year 1824, shortly before its merger with West Prussia, the population of East Prussia was 1,080,000 people.[7] Of that number, according ...

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Searching for a specific poem
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I know of the following Django poem. It may not be the right one, though. But may be the one that gave the idea. Hans Carl Artmann: ein django der muss haben (1967) ein django der muss haben zween ...

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German app with example sentences by word
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https://tatoeba.org/ (also) has German example sentences (with English meaning).

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Kann das Objekt Singular sein, wenn das Subjekt Plural ist?
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Wenn jede Person (angenommen) nur einen Pass oder ein Handy hat, wird man in der Regel den Singular verwenden. Offenbar gibt es Ausnahmen, siehe: https://www.duden.de/sprachwissen/sprachratgeber/...

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Kennt jemand den Begriff "Goltar"?
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Google sagt: eine „Goltar“ ist eine abgesteppte Bettdecke. Quelle: Vorarlberger Mundart- Wörterbuch, Hubert Allgäuer.

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Aber, position in a sentence
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In contrast to your sentence, the second variant does not use "aber" as conjunction, as it's in a separate sentence. So in the latter there is no need to have it at the beginning.

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What is a Beschaffungsmaßnahme?
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"Beschaffung" stands (only) for "procurement",(buying things) why should someone associate partnership with it? Well, that's exactly what the sentence wants to say: The partnership is NOT just a pure ...

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Using articles with language names: "Deutsch" or "das Deutsch"?
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Er spricht akzentfrei das Deutsch. If you use an article in this sentence everybody expects some sub-clause coming after it, like: Ich spreche das Deutsch, das mir meine Eltern beigebracht haben. ...

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Relativsatz mit dialektaler/umgs. Wortfolge oder eigenständiger Satz?
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Für einen Relativsatz hat er die falsche Satzstellung. Sollte sein: Es gibt Sachen, die man nicht verstehen kann. Wie wär es also als Kompromis mit einem Semikolon, statt einem Komma: Es gibt Sachen; ...

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German Kurrent "e" and greek letter "eta"
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I don't see a similarity there. IIRC, when we learned to write it (in elementary school, class 4), which was probably the modernized version called Sütterlin, we wrote it without the connecting stroke ...

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