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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Denn ich denke, dass man auf JEMANDEN ankommt und es hängt von ETWAS ab :L

    Es war irgendetwas im Internet aber ich kann es nicht mehr finden. Jedoch habe ich das bei Google gesucht, und es hat mir geschienen, dass es richtig war...
    http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2293137
    http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2252679

    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Du bist kein Zauberer! keine Geheimnisse haben wir in dieser Gesellschaft!
    Doch weißt du noch gar nichts über meine kompletten Fähigkeiten
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    Ich lese ,,DinoPark", das ich sehr interessant finde. It's a relative clause- "I am reading a book WHICH I find very interesting". You use der/die/das or welcher/welche/welches (in appropriate case, gender and number) for "which".
    Dankje! Ik dacht al dat het 'das' zou zijn!
    Danke! Ich dachte schon, dass das 'das' sein wuerde!

    See what I did there...
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    (Original post by The Polyglot)
    http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2293137
    http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2252679


    Doch weißt du noch gar nichts über meine kompletten Fähigkeiten
    Danke, ganz interessant. was denkst du an 'fähig zu'?

    Was für ein Geheimnis! :eek:
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Danke, ganz interessant. was denkst du an 'fähig zu'?
    Was für ein Geheimnis! :eek:
    After a quick look on dict.cc it seems to do exactly what it says on the tin, i.e. to be capable of doing something, or competent/able/apt as it says.
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    (Original post by The Polyglot)
    After a quick look on dict.cc it seems to do exactly what it says on the tin, i.e. to be capable of doing something, or competent/able/apt as it says.
    God I put the English preposition as 'in' :eek: my English is a sinking ship... :confused:
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    'compPletely',
    hasse ich mein kleines Handy...
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    God I put the English preposition as 'in' :eek: my English is a sinking ship... :confused:
    What do you mean? Did you look for "good in something"?

    Also, I've noticed that when you said:
    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    was denkst du an 'fähig zu'?
    You probably should have used "von" here, or maybe something else, but not "an" (I think).
    As far as I know, you use "an" to mean a more 'reference-like' "of", like "I can't think of a good example". A good example is sich erinnern an: "ich erinnere mich an" literally means "I remind myself of"
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    (Original post by The Polyglot)
    What do you mean? Did you look for "good in something"?

    Also, I've noticed that when you said:

    You probably should have used "von" here, or maybe something else, but not "an" (I think).
    As far as I know, you use "an" to mean a more 'reference-like' "of", like "I can't think of a good example". A good example is sich erinnern an: "ich erinnere mich an" literally means "I remind myself of"
    No, I looked for capable in. -.- Which is inexcusable.

    I'm thinking that I'm just failing at communicating in general now.
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    No, I looked for capable in. -.- Which is inexcusable.

    I'm thinking that I'm just failing at communicating in general now.
    Not at all, I'm just getting lucky with spotting some mistakes
    Your German is actually very good


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    (Original post by The Polyglot)
    Not at all, I'm just getting lucky with spotting some mistakes
    Your German is actually very good


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    I'll believe you when I go to Germany and actually get more than one word out.
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    (Original post by The Polyglot)
    You probably should have used "von" here, or maybe something else, but not "an" (I think).
    As far as I know, you use "an" to mean a more 'reference-like' "of", like "I can't think of a good example". A good example is sich erinnern an: "ich erinnere mich an" literally means "I remind myself of"
    über, surely?
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    über, surely?
    I always thought it was 'denken an', I didn't know there were other ways of expressing thinking of...
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    I'll believe you when I go to Germany and actually get more than one word out.
    Oh I'm sure you will manage that!
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    but will you get more than one correct German word out? No you are really good from what I have seen so I can't see your speaking being bad at all



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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    I always thought it was 'denken an', I didn't know there were other ways of expressing thinking of...
    That means 'to think of something' as in, 'wenn ich einsam bin, denke ich an meine Mutter'. You can't ask 'was denkst du an ____?'.
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    über, surely?
    Both seem fine to me.


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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    I always thought it was 'denken an', I didn't know there were other ways of expressing thinking of...
    Yep there are! There are normally a few different ways you can use a word depending on the preposition you use with it, just like in English, so you develop a sixth sense for which one feels right in each circumstance


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    (Original post by Ronove)
    That means 'to think of something' as in, 'wenn ich einsam bin, denke ich an meine Mutter'. You can't ask 'was denkst du an ____?'.
    Ahhh! I see! Like the difference between 'penser à' and 'penser de' in French I see, danke.

    Dict.cc says that for 'what do you think about it?' type things, it prefers 'was sagst du dazu?', though.
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    I always thought it was 'denken an', I didn't know there were other ways of expressing thinking of...

    (Original post by The Polyglot)
    Both seem fine to me.


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    Something for everyone here: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1235497
    I still do not think von is acceptable, at all. I've been toying with it in my head, trying to see how it feels after forcing my Danish to shut up, and no, still isn't working for me. Sounds very wrong.
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    (Original post by The Polyglot)
    Yep there are! There are normally a few different ways you can use a word depending on the preposition you use with it, just like in English, so you develop a sixth sense for which one feels right in each circumstance


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    My tribulations with German prepositions have left me pretty numb to be honest.
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Ahhh! I see! Like the difference between 'penser à' and 'penser de' in French I see, danke.

    Dict.cc says that for 'what do you think about it?' type things, it prefers 'was sagst du dazu?', though.
    Are you sure it didn't say 'was hältst du davon/von ___'? If not, I'd still say the person who wrote it made that error.
 
 
 
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