By K. B. Beaton
This ebook is largely an extended and up-to-date model of the vintage "Dictionary of German Synonyms" by means of B.K. Farrell, certainly one of my all-time favourite language books. The books percentage a few impressive similarities and i'm incorporating my evaluate of that e-book during this review.
Recently in my German dialog type I remarked whatever to the impression that each time I make a presentation to a wide staff i'm grateful that "am mindestens ist es auf Englisch" that's, "at least it really is in English," my local tongue. My teacher, a local speaker of German, instinctively corrected my use of the time period "am mindestens," announcing that I must have stated "am wenigstens ist es auf Englisch," but if requested, she discovered that even supposing she was once yes "am wenigstens" will be right, she could not rather clarify why.
I certainly became my outdated trustworthy "Dictonary of German Synonyms", considered one of my favourite language books, for explanation. the excellence is seemingly that "am mindestens" will be used essentially with designated numerical quantities, corresponding to for instance "I drank a minimum of 2 liters of Gluhwein final night." I say "apparently" as the clarification in Farrell's ebook is absolutely a section cryptic.
Much extra transparent is the newer and bigger (and dearer) "A useful Dictionary of German utilization" via K.B. Beaton. the 2 books are super comparable. Farrell was once a Professor of German on the college of Sydney and his e-book used to be released through Cambridge collage Press. Beaton was once a Senior Lecturer in German stories on the college of Sydney and his e-book is released through Oxford collage Press. Why the collage of Sydney often is the heart of English language examine in German synonyms is a interest, but when now not Sydney, Australia, the place should still they be studied?
Beaton recognizes Farrell's pioneering paintings within the box yet essentially believes it was once already outdated by means of the Sixties. when you can in simple terms find the money for one publication, i assume i'd suggest the dearer Beaton, yet regardless of the similarities I nonetheless locate Farrell's older paintings extra readable. If not anything else, Farrell's publication is much less unwieldy and more straightforward to learn for pleasure.
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Doubts may or may not be expressed. If Becker loses, C would admit his mistake by saying, 'Er hat doch nicht gewonnen', he didn't win after all. Monika bot Andrea Kuchen an. Zunächst sagte Andrea: 'Nein, ich habe keinen Hunger', aß aber dann drei Stück. ' ii. Nun doch implies that the person concerned has already said that something will not happen. Der Spieler Y, der vorige Woche verletzt wurde, wird am kommenden Samstag nun doch spielen implies that he had said he would not be playing but will now be playing after all.
Die Aussage des ersten Zeugen stimmt mit der des zweiten überein. Or Die Aussagen der beiden Zeugen stimmen überein. Meine Meinung in dieser Frage stimmt mit der meiner Frau nicht übrein. Ihre Ansichten stimmten in allen wichtigen Angelegenheiten weitgehend überein. 4. Agree [with] = 'to be of the same mind or opinion'. i. Übereinstimmen is used with a person as subj. but is formal in tone. With a sing. subj. it needs mit. In dieser Frage stimme ich mit Ihnen vollkommen überein. Mit also expresses agreement with an opinion etc.
In der Beschreibung der Ereignisse ist Vollständigkeit anzustreben. Wir streben eine schnelle Lösung des Konfliktes an. iii. Sich richten an means 'to be aimed or directed at' a particular group. Die Werbekampagne gegen das Rauchen richtet sich vor allem an Jugendliche. Der Appell richtet sich an alle. When criticism, spoken or written critical remarks, suspicion, etc. , the prep. is gegen. Seine Kritik richtet sich gegen die Wirtschaftspolitik der Regierung. Der Autor richtet sich in seinem Roman gegen soziale Mißstände.