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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    (...) Also kann ich sie benutzen wie „das“?
    Im Grunde genommen ja.Kein Deutscher würde dich deswegen verteufeln. Sollte "das" jedoch eine herausragende Sache betonen, dann würde ich es entweder kursiv oder in Fettdruck setzen: das, oder das. Einige Schreiben den Artikel/Genus auch groß, wenn es z.B. DAS bedeutsamste Ereignis sein soll.

    Did you have understand my German explanation well or should I repeat this explanation in English?

    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    (...) Proper and appropriate are largely synonymous in many cases...however proper has a second meaning, meaning 'real' or 'not fake', which is not a synonym of appropriate

    For example:

    That Gucci watch isn't real! Buy a proper one!
    Here, appropriate doesn't work because it's about the watch being fake. 'Proper' here is synonymous of real.

    BUT

    I want to see appropriate/proper behaviour from you all today.
    Here proper and appropriate can both be used to mean correct or adequate in terms of the behaviour.
    AND
    It's not proper/appropriate to belch whilst having sex.
    Here we are again talking about correctness/adequate behaviour whilst have sex.

    Not sure if I've explained any of that very well at all - just remember if you're using 'proper' to mean 'not fake', then you can't use 'appropriate'. Other than that, 99% of the time they're interchangeable.
    Thanks for your explanations and examples. I must confess that you can explain the English grammar well, if I consider you belongs to Roman language speakers. You are an enormous help!
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    Im Grunde genommen ja.Kein Deutscher würde dich deswegen verteufeln. Sollte "das" jedoch eine herausragende Sache betonen, dann würde ich es entweder kursiv oder in Fettdruck setzen: das, oder das. Einige Schreiben den Artikel/Genus auch groß, wenn es z.B. DAS bedeutsamste Ereignis sein soll.

    Did you have understand my German explanation well or should I repeat this explanation in English?



    Thanks for your explanations and examples. I must confess that you can explain the English grammar well, if I consider you belongs to Roman language speakers. You are an enormous help!
    Nein ich hab das perfekt verstanden und ich spreche eigentlich andere Sprachen außer den lateinischen Sprachen Danke sowieso es freut mich, dir zu helfen
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Nein ich hab das perfekt verstanden und ich spreche eigentlich andere Sprachen außer den lateinischen Sprachen Danke sowieso es freut mich, dir zu helfen
    Aber deine Landessprache als San Marianer ist italienisch oder sehe ich das falsch? Es ist ein eigenartiges Gefühl in meiner Landessprache mit einer auswärtigen Person in einem englischsprachigen Forum zu sprechen.
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    Aber deine Landessprache als San Marianer ist italienisch oder sehe ich das falsch? Es ist ein eigenartiges Gefühl in meiner Landessprache mit einer auswärtigen Person in einem englischsprachigen Forum zu sprechen.
    Nein nein, das stimmt leider nicht ich hab San Marino vertretet, als ich ein Mitglied bei den VN von TSR war. ich bin Engländer, ich fühl mich jetzt danach nicht so interessant :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Nein nein, das stimmt leider nicht ich hab San Marino vertretet, als ich ein Mitgleider bei den VN von TSR war. ich bin Engländer, ich fühl mich jetzt danach nicht so interessant :rolleyes:
    On the contrary! you speak three (four?) foreign languages, plus your native language, in contrast to me. English is the only foreign language which I speak. Latin doesn't count as foreign language in my point of view. I'm not surprise anymore why you can explain the English grammar, if your nationality is English. By the way what is VN?

    Sorry, but I prefer to write in English in an English forum. It's a weird feeling to write in German over here.
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    On the contrary! you speak three (four?) foreign languages, plus your native language, in contrast to me. English is the only foreign language which I speak. Latin doesn't count as foreign language in my point of view. I'm not surprise anymore why you can explain the English grammar, if your nationality is English. By the way what is VN?

    Sorry, but I prefer to write in English in an English forum. It's a weird feeling to write in German over here.
    Ich glaube, er meint die UNO. Nicht die echte UNO, natürlich.
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Ich glaube, er meint die UNO. Nicht die echte UNO, natürlich.
    Ahhh danke, ich kinda guessed that one


    (Original post by Kallisto)
    On the contrary! you speak three (four?) foreign languages, plus your native language, in contrast to me. English is the only foreign language which I speak. Latin doesn't count as foreign language in my point of view. I'm not surprise anymore why you can explain the English grammar, if your nationality is English. By the way what is VN?

    Sorry, but I prefer to write in English in an English forum. It's a weird feeling to write in German over here.
    I don't really speak them, I just learn them, so I'm not any more special than anyone else. Hahaha, I'm glad my example actually make sense to you, I do worry that I make it more complicated than needs be.
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    J'adore le mot "rêvé" (ou rêve, rêves, rêvés etc)

    Tout les nuits dans mes rêves...
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    J'adore le mot "rêvé" (ou rêve, rêves, rêvés etc)

    Tout les nuits dans mes rêves...
    What's so good about that word? ¿Por qué te gusta tanto?
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    (Original post by AquisM)
    What's so good about that word? ¿Por qué te gusta tanto?
    It just sounds nice... Especially when I sing the word it comes out nicely...

    Sorry, intense Spanish learning starts next week
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    It just sounds nice... Especially when I sing the word it comes out nicely...

    Sorry, intense Spanish learning starts next week
    Lol while I slowly forget my Spanish over the holidays
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    (Original post by AquisM)
    Lol while I slowly forget my Spanish over the holidays
    Carry on speaking it puis te ne le oublieras! .
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Carry on speaking it puis te ne le oublieras! .
    It seems... weird to talk to myself in Spanish. I've tried that before and my mom looked at me as though I were an escapee from a mental hospital. Definitely not recommended. :P Además, necesito un período de descanso, aunque resulte que se me va el español.
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    (Original post by AquisM)
    It seems... weird to talk to myself in Spanish. I've tried that before and my mom looked at me as though I were an escapee from a mental hospital. Definitely not recommended. :P Además, necesito un período de descanso, aunque resulte que se me va el español.
    I talk to myself in Spanish all the time... At the recommendation of my teacher, who apparently does too!!


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    (Original post by AquisM)
    It seems... weird to talk to myself in Spanish. I've tried that before and my mom looked at me as though I were an escapee from a mental hospital. Definitely not recommended. :P Además, necesito un período de descanso, aunque resulte que se me va el español.
    :mmm: I curse and speak in French
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    It just sounds nice... Especially when I sing the word it comes out nicely...

    Sorry, intense Spanish learning starts next week
    ¡No olvides poner los mensajes aquí! Quiero ver tu progreso durante el verano
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    ¡No olvides poner los mensajes aquí! Quiero ver tu progreso durante el verano
    Olvider = Forget?
    Poner = Put?
    Mensajes = Posts?
    Verano = Holiday?

    I've learn those now :awesome:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Olvider = Forget?
    Poner = Put?
    Mensajes = Posts?
    Verano = Holiday?

    I've learn those now :awesome:
    Learn these ones instead

    Olvidar - to forget
    El mensaje - message
    El verano - summer
    Las vacaciones - holiday
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Learn these ones instead

    Olvidar - to forget
    El mensaje - message
    El verano - summer
    Las vacaciones - holiday
    Oh, so it was an imperative? Telling me not to forget... Okay, got it.

    Okay, so holidays is pronounced:
    Vathathee-o-nes?
 
 
 
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