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^^ Incure? What's that? yourkeau, you might have discovered a new hidden talent there. Perhaps you're turning into a neologist. OTOH, I read recently that psychologists (or was it…
14 posts, 23:59 yesterday
Multiple people complain that you have asked a question that has already been answered and someone else complains that you are asking the wrong sort of question. What a horrible place this is. haha.
94 posts, 23:08 yesterday
..a play ON words, dear yourkeau! NOT " of words "...bit like my Brazilian lady of then...got her " on and off and of " all mixed up.....I have the same struggles with German--sometimes it´s " auf ",…
196 posts, 21:58 yesterday
"Taking the piss"? I think maybe you and I have different definitions for that phrase. He insulted, belittled, and used the disability of another human being. That is not "taking the piss" in my…
26 posts, 21:55 yesterday
Thanks for the story, 2B. I laughed mostly because it's true, even the other way around. I took a guy home and he had stretch marks. I immediately realized why he had them; therefore, all I was…
72 posts, 21:40 yesterday
I share 2B's worry that other nuggets of information remain undisclosed to us, but I don't see her landlady's fruitless attempts to contact the OP change anything. As per the information given, I…
867 posts, 20:59 yesterday
That made me smile, Panda..growing up in Britain in the 50s and 60s etc, I remember that VD had a different meaning on the telly!! dict.cc/?s=venereal+dise... (sorry..couldn´t resist..I know it´s…
5 posts, 20:18 yesterday
They usually try to charge 3 extra months, not the whole year. But it is important that you cancel duly. I'd try to cancel 3 months before moving out with registered mail and then insist to stop…
5 posts, 19:49 yesterday
Right! I don't have the reference to hand as I am pretty sure I have read this in a book from the library -- they said that when the exposure to the mother tongue is removed, this can damage the…
17 posts, 19:39 yesterday
The Tegernsee area got a fresh dump of snow today. Snowshoes are definitely required for Sunday's hike. Regular hiking boots and crampons are not enough to walk through knee deep snow. You don't…
15 posts, 18:24 yesterday
I don't know who you spoke to at Telekom but it is not true for the "Magenta Zuhause" tariffs, only for "Zuhause Start" (they don't have "Magenta" in their name, the teltarif article is incorrect…
2 posts, 17:35 yesterday
Hi Annie, I haven't been on this site in forever, but I just happened to see your message today. We live in Heiligenhaus, which is about 12 miles from Ruettenscheid. I'm American (Ohio) and my wife…
343 posts, 16:07 yesterday
You never really stop learning the language. It was white noise for about 3 weeks and then some recurring words became like clothes pegs to hang the rest of a sentence on, then syntax started to…
66 posts, 15:45 yesterday
8/10 Well, I didn't expect it will be difficult. I don't know the correct rules so if you as a thread opener allow the second guess than it is allowed. Perhaps, we Eastern Europeans are…
74 posts, 13:58 yesterday
I have been a victim of two crimes within the last 6 years: bike theft (practised by natives, students) and credit card misuse (migrant crime, credit card data was used to buy a plane ticket and…
10 posts, 12:32 yesterday
In fairness to me examine the dialog. He repeated the same question 3 times. I escalated from you really wonder? to wrong question to stupid question. I totally agree that calling a…
15 posts, 12:22 yesterday
Saamah, I really think you have dodged a bullet there. My wife and I were initially very keen on one particular Kindergarten in our neighbourhood. However, through our dealings with the Leiterin, we…
164 posts, 11:10 yesterday
I am an American lawyer that has worked overseas since graduating from law school, first as a management consultant with a major international consulting firm, then with an international law firm. I…
379 posts, 10:53 yesterday
I think you were correct all the time. It seems there is no soft reset in one step for ZTEs. The hard reset for ZTE is VOL+ and POWER, but I would use it only in extreme cases (like the phone is…
665 posts, 10:26 yesterday
Different to or from the original? That version makes it harder to ID Arthur Miller but the tiny finger left by the cropping at the bottom made me start to ponder whether a 12 year old Donald T…
11 posts, 09:31 yesterday
It would have been as different as swapping the names of positive electrode (cathode) and negative electrode (anode) on a battery. Same function at the end of the day. What stuff are you smoking by…
5 posts, 07:59 yesterday
May I ask how it works when you collected your card? Did they send you a letter to inform you that your card is ready or simply walk in wothout appointment and say that you are collecting the card?…
19 posts, 00:31 yesterday
I have recently had my british birth and marriage certs apostillised, it is basicallý a small certificate stuck on the back of your document to say that the signature or seal is authentic (mine only…
1 posts, 28 April
Hello! My partner and I are moving from Köln to Paris on 1 July. He is being transferred and while his company has offered a relocation package, it is not super comprehensive and they have also…
30 posts, 28 April
He apparently worked in the S3 department of his battalion, meaning he would have had access to operational planning (when and how to time his absences) and he would have had a rather short and…
12 posts, 28 April
Hi, super late to the party but in case anyone is still looking for a hypnotherapist, I can highly recommend Tobi at Full Circle Coaching: www.fullcircle.online I've had a few sessions with him…
40 posts, 28 April
Hi guys, My girlfriend and I have just moved to Berlin from London this week, living in Prenzlauer Berg. We might pop down for a few drinks tonight if that's cool. Cheers, Stu & Evelyn
204 posts, 28 April
I did accept the position. I have to get the visa/work permit first, because I refused to sell my house and quit my US job without those in hand. They seem to think that I will get it that day, just…
4 posts, 28 April
 It's a bird! It's a plane. No, it's Bake This improv!! You're in store for an adventure. Come and watch Bake This turn your suggestions into a superhero story! There may be love, fighting, a show…
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