Matthias
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Größte Menge deutscher Wörter, deren Aussprache sich nur durch Variation eines Vokals unterscheidet
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[r*tə] – 18 Wörter basierend auf meiner Antwort auf die Schwesterfrage; für den Hinweis auf Ratte, rette, ritte und Rotte geht mein Dank an Wrzlprmft die Rate die Ratte langes e fehlt; die Rete (...

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How to say "to handover a telephone receiver" in German?
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Another informal variant, beside the ones already given: Ich reich' Dich rüber. Best fitting when your friend is sitting across the table, but can be used in the general case as well.

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Semantische Vokalvielfalt
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Ich glaube, ich kann noch mehr bieten: rate! die Rete - Steht zwar nicht im Duden und noch nicht mal im Deutschen Wörterbuch, ist aber laut Wikipedia und Deutschem Museum als "drehbare, netzartig ...

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The German 'Kommen + Past Participle' Construction
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I felt challenged by your postscript and did a little research (with Google, of course). I found this thesis (in German): http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/people/fjaeger/papers/ma-thesis-letter.pdf In ...

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Does a sign (or book, or webpage etc.) "say" its written contents in German?
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To complement the other answers: one case where "sagen" is actually pretty common are computer messages. "Mein Computer kann die Datei nicht öffnen. Er sagt, er kann sie nicht finden." Maybe (...

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Replacing the genitive with a "von" construction
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People will understand you if you do so, but the result will not always be considered good German. In spoken German it is quite common, while many people are still preferring the genitive in written ...

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In den Bergen vs auf den Bergen
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You would use "auf die Berge" to emphasize getting on the top of mountains - by foot, by bike, by cable car or by something else doesn't matter much.

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