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  1. In addition to this post, can someone explain what moin is? I grew up outside of Germany with my German family and have never heard of this, but it seems to be a really common greeting used in informal social circles.

  2. It's the somewhat-casual greeting of Northern Germany. In Bavaria, you'd say "Servus" or "Grüß Gott" instead; in Switzerland, it's e.g. "Salu" (see comment below), in Ruhr valley it's "Tach", in Southern Hessia it's "Gude", in Western/Central Hessian dialects it's "Worre" (which is also used instead of "gell"/"nicht wahr") or "Gohre"... There are tons of different ways to greet someone, depending on where you're living (although, I'd say "Moin" for the north and "Servus"/"Grüß Gott" for the south are probably the most widespread).

  3. Just as a small correction, "Grüezi" (= Gott grüsse Euch) is one of the formal greetings in Switzerland. Informal ones would be "Hoi", "Tschau", "Salü" etc.

  4. "...however, just a few days ago they did shoot a 16 yo black immigrantthreatening them with a knife instead of just tasing him a few moretimes. "

  5. True. I don't think that shooting him was racist and might have been justified (this is up to the DA to decide). Just illustrating that they are not perfect

  6. Unfortunately, neither is the DA completely unbiased (though it's far better than in the US), nor will there be lots of evidence produced: Recklinghausen police gathers clues on a Dortmund police killing at the same time Dortmund police investigates a Recklinghausen police killing. In the end, both will be found as just/reasonable amounts of retaliation.

  7. Shouldn't their tonfas have safe reach to disarm someone armed with a knife?

  8. Not entirely. Under a first past the post system most people's votes will make no difference at all to the result.

  9. But in Europe, primary first-past-the-post is only used in Belarus and the UK among European countries, so it's not really relevant.

  10. Udzu says:

    Ireland's most recent turnout was under 63%. Croatia's was 46%. Bulgaria's was 38%.

  11. Yeah, that's even sadder. It's a bit more understandable in the former Soviet countries, though it's really just sad over all.

  12. Maybe they want you to write "Ich gehe in meiner Pause joggen". I think the difference is marginal and it doesn't matter what you use.

  13. They’re similar enough when comparing to loch though.

  14. The German words "doch" and "dich" sound absolutely different. The "ch" in the former is a "voiceless uvular fricative" (formed in the back of your throat, also present in a lot of Hebrew and Arabic words. - or the Scottish "loch"), in the latter it's a "voiceless palatal fricative", a bit like in RP (British) English the first consonant in "hue". They don't sound anything alike.

  15. I’m really sorry, I’m not a language expert, so your description is just confusing me. The ch sound we’re talking about (in loch) and the H sound in ‘hue’ are different but pretty similar for me (RP speaker). One is just a “harsher” version of the other, which is where my comment above is coming from.

  16. Well, that's like saying "t" or "p" is a "harsher" version of "k" – all of those are voiceless plosives, but that's about it with the similarities.

  17. Elevated and restricted to certain registers, has the meaning of at the time of. Confined to the tomb of old prepositions alongside Vermögens

  18. Mh, I don't know "vermögens" (at least off the top of my hat), but "kraft" also fits this style (e.g. "Hiermit erlasse ich, kraft des mir verliehenen Amtes, ...")

  19. Also ein Tier gilt jetzt als Problemtier, wenn es sich natürlich verhält? Toll. Ist doch praktisch, wenn das Essen schon eingezäunt ist und nicht fliehen kann und normal, das der Wolf das nutzt. Wolfssichere Zäune zu installieren ist denke ich mal keine Option?

  20. Naja, das ist kein natürliches Verhalten, sondern Kulturfolgerverhalten. Sie nutzen menschengemachte Strukturen zu ihrem Vorteil und verlernen dabei ihre tatsächlich natürliche Lebensweise, wie etwa Marder und Füchse in Großstädten.

  21. Quatsch. Wie die meisten Tiere passen sich Wölfe an ihre Umwelt an. Das sind nicht vorprogrammierte Roboter die nur einem Programm folgen, sondern Säugetiere die genau wie der Mensch neue Stragien entwicklen. Und im übrigen ein Grund warum Wölfe eine weltweit so große Verbreitung fanden die diverse Klimazonen abdeckt. Das ist absolut natürliches Verhalten.

  22. Ja, aber genau das beschreibt ja Kulturfolge.

  23. 1 Tag = 1 Milliliter? Den Deal können wir gerne machen dann habe ich jetzt schon 12 Jahre zusammen.

  24. Das würde mit hoher Wahrscheinlichkeit nicht durchgehen wenn es dabei um Unterschiedliches Potential vom Renten Eintrittsalter nach Blutgruppen und rhesus Faktor Kategorie geht. Währe also potential diskriminierend für die ganzen schlammblüter. Und Das sagen ich als 0 negativer Mensch der euch nicht diskriminieren will … ihr könnt ja nichts dafür …

  25. Ja, selbstverständlich wäre es das, natürlich bin ich nicht dafür (als gesunder cishet Mann mit 0-).

  26. From what I was told by a 70 year old DM is Dwarvish was said a lot because of the Hobbit But before the Hobbit it was Dwarven It might be the same for the elf thing but I always said Dwarvish and he would correct me

  27. The Hobbit was released 85 years ago!

  28. Yeah, I guess I should've explained a little more, he is old and his father was a writer that did fantasy so I kinda assume he just heard it from his pops and repeat it. I wasn't saying anything about him seeing it change.

  29. Ah, alright, misunderstood it then :)

  30. Anders als auf Gran Canaria gibt es in Deutschland einheimische Schlangen ähnlicher Größe (und somit mit ähnlichen Beuteschema). Was macht diese Schlange so besonders, das man glaubt sie könnte zum Problem werden, statt wie viele andere deutsche Nattern auf der roten Liste zu landen?

  31. Seit wann werden invasive Arten auf die Rote Liste gesetzt? Das wäre mir neu.

  32. Die war auf einer der letzten Seiten des Instektenbuchs (Pareys B. der Insekten), das ich als Kind oft durchgeblättert habe! :)

  33. Spinnen in einem Insektenbuch? Spinnen die? Hm, na gut, irgendwie sind sie ja ähnlich und ein reines Spinnenbuch mit Zecken, Milben und Skorpionen mag vielleicht niemand

  34. Ja, das hat mich auch schon als Kind gewundert. Weiß auch nicht mehr, ob sie Asseln drin hatten, glaube schon. Aber der Spinnenteil war sehr überschaubar, bei weitem nicht alle Arten, die es im deutschsprachigen Raum gibt, bei Insekten aber teils auch welche aus Süd- oder Osteuropa.

  35. Allerdings ist Bologna auch näher an Frankfurt am Main als an Palermo/Sizilien.

  36. Colon, forward slash or asterisk can all be used interchangeably here, it's just there to show that it not "Produzentinnen" but "Produzenten und Produzentinnen"

  37. Asterisk and colon (and the underscore that fell out of use very quickly) are also supposed to highlight that there's more than two genders; there's no good alternative to that (except for the "m/w/d" you now often see in job offers).

  38. And in Swiss dialect, the word studieren is also used with the meaning of überlegen, nachdenken (ponder, think sth over).

  39. In Wäller Platt, it's "simulieren" (e.g. "Wat semmeleeherst dau?"), which I always found quite funny. (Closest German Standard German would be "sinnieren", I think)

  40. Was, die Nachtsheims kommen doch aus Rodgau?!

  41. Ich weiß, das ist doch aber da in der Nähe und wird immer mal wieder erwähnt. Das ist halt, was mir zu Aschaffenburg eingefallen ist

  42. Naja, ist aber schon Hessen, also eher Frankfurt als Aschaffenburg :D (der bekannteste Song der Rodgau Monotones bezieht sich ja auch auf ihre hessische Herkunft)

  43. Gute Frage, aber auch schnell ergoogelt: Im Ei ist eine Luftblase, von der sie atmen. Die Luftblase kannst du bei gekochten Eiern auch sehr oft direkt erkennen, da das Ei an dieser Stelle nicht der Form der Schale entspricht.

  44. I wouldn't carry more than 100€ at a time. There are lots of ATMs (I don't know what their exchange rates and fees are, though) and I think the necessity of cash is grossly overstated. Most shops take credit or debit cards, it's only really a handful that doesn't nowadays (after the pandemic hit, it changed for the better, though I haven't had cash with me to pay in shops for about 5 or 6 years now, at least).

  45. Yeah, EC is much more common than credit cards, that's true. Also I think, MasterCard is slightly more often accepted than visa and both are more likely accepted than AmEx

  46. By no mean am I particularly fluent in German or anything else but basically they were talking about how lacking German a continuous tense, which in English or in languages like Italian or Spanish helps differentiate whether you mean an action to be a regular event or to be happening in this exact moment, it oftentimes naturally relies on adverbs to resolve ambiguity.

  47. Exactly, you'd use (often temporal) adverbs like "gerade", "gleich", "bald", "immer", "ständig", "stets", "oft", "kaum", "selten", "mittags", "nachts" etc. to convey the context/whether it's supposed to be continuous or periodically or whatever.

  48. Aaaaah okay, that makes perfect sense, thank you.

  49. Burden of proof would be with the insurance company, though. Don't think they'd even try with a Sandale like the one linked. High-heels will be a different story, obviously.

  50. I think they'd rely on the information the police would provide in the first place. They have their own experts of course, but they wouldn't have a way of obtaining information about what you were wearing at that time, unless the police or a witness noted it down.

  51. Did you look at those sandals? They are open but anything but loose. You can't get them off your feet without opening them first, which I cannot even say about most closed shoes.

  52. You can still easily get stuck with them, slipping the pedal between the toes and the sole. I think the ADAC article meant it as "open, loose fitting or high shoes", not all of them at once. Flip-flops aren't high shoes, either.

  53. Oder man schmeißt die Versicherungen komplett raus, macht das ganze Gesundheitssystem staatlich, entbürokratisiert und schmeißt Abrechnungen einfach ganz raus. Aber das ist im Bürokratieland DE vermutlich ein Utopia

  54. Das wäre der Weg. Aber ja, Entbürokratisierung in DE leider extrem selten.

  55. A) it was already answered several times

  56. It's always wednesday (with the bigger concerts starting thursday) through saturday, as with most bigger festivals. Sunday is the classic day of departure, so people can go back to work on monday.

  57. It's called "Nachfeld". You can shove some elements to the back of the sentence to change emphasis.

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