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Here are some sentences and words that confused me

Those sentences and words are from a film called Kokowääh 2, but there were no English but German subtitles, so there are something that confusing me:


Words:

 Dunkeln (It means ''dark'' but, is it adjective or noun?)

Trotzern( what does it mean?  ''anyways''?)

guck (''guck'' means ''peep'' but can it also be ''look''?)

anschnallen(seat belt?)

Schampus(Champagne?)

machen (making?)


Sentences:

  ''Was ist der Unterschied?''  (Is this sentence correct?)

''Ich schaff das nicht'' (When ''schaff'' is not in a sentence, can it mean ''can do''?)

 What's the difference between ''ihn'' and ''ihm''(They both mean ''him'')

''Das ist lieb gemeint'' (What does this mean? Thank you for your kindness? but ''lieb'' means ''love''...)

''Henry vermisst dich

     Ich vermiss ihr/ihm auch''(Should it be ''ihn'' or ''ihm'', and what's the difference?)

Was ist denn(it  literally means ''What is it'', but can it also translated as ''what is reason''?)

what does  ''Das fass ich nicht'' mean?

Duschlampe(I know Schlampe but Duschlampe? light bulb? or showers)


Du mich auch(??)

Wieso das denn(is this a correct sentence, and what does it mean?)

''Und Sie leben hier zu drite(How to translate this?)

Das ist geil!(is this mean ''this is cool''?)

Whar's the difference between ''Anschnallzeichen'' and ''Anschnallen''?

'Hey, kannst du mir das mal zeign'''(Is this mean ''hey can you show me how to do that''?)


Jul 13, 2016 7:43 AM
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Wieso das denn(is this a correct sentence, and what does it mean?) <- yes, it means 'Why is that?'. I have no idea why we add 'denn' because 'Wieso das?' is perfectly fine as well. i think Wieso das denn is easier to say haha

''Und Sie leben hier zu drite(How to translate this?) <- 'Und Sie leben hier zu dritt' 'And you live here with three people' 

Das ist geil!(is this mean ''this is cool''?) <- yes. (or, in a sexual context, 'satisfactory'. i dont know the movie haha)

Whar's the difference between ''Anschnallzeichen'' and ''Anschnallen''? <- were they in a plane? Anschnallzeichen is the light in the plane which turns on and off depending on whether you need to have your seatbelt fastened or not. 'sich anschallen' is the verb described above

'Hey, kannst du mir das mal zeign'''(Is this mean ''hey can you show me how to do that''?) <- yep. zeigen is written German

July 13, 2016

Ich vermiss ihr/ihm auch''(Should it be ''ihn'' or ''ihm'', and what's the difference?) <- Ich vermisse ihn auch. That is the only correct way because 'vermissen' comes with the Akkusativ case.

Was ist denn(it  literally means ''What is it'', but can it also translated as ''what is reason''?) <- Was ist denn is a rather aggressive question meaning 'whats wrong?'. If somebody keeps on staring at you, youd probably ask that person 'was ist denn?' 

what does  ''Das fass ich nicht'' mean? <- in written German, it's Das fasse ich nicht. literally, it means 'I cannot realise it' -> It cannot believe it, unbelievable

Duschlampe(I know Schlampe but Duschlampe? light bulb? or showers) <- hahaha, they say 'Du Schlampe' meaning 'you ....'


Du mich auch(??) <- very difficult to explain. there are two main ways of using it. first, if somebody insults you by telling you to do something 'f you!', you can respond that to shoot back. or if somebody wants you to do something and you think its ridiculous or outrageous, you can use it. 'Go to the supermarket and buy milk!' 'du mich auch'


July 13, 2016
Thank you for explaing all this, Marco. :)
July 16, 2016

Dunkeln (It means ''dark'' but, is it adjective or noun?)


Was it "Im Dunkeln"? 

Then it means "in the dark", and "Dunkeln" would be a noun.

July 13, 2016

Sentences:

  ''Was ist der Unterschied?''  (Is this sentence correct?) <- yes, it means 'What's the difference?'

''Ich schaff das nicht'' (When ''schaff'' is not in a sentence, can it mean ''can do''?) <- in written language, it's Ich schaffe das nicht which means I cannot do it.

 What's the difference between ''ihn'' and ''ihm''(They both mean ''him'') <- Different cases. ihm is Dativ, ihn is Akkusativ. I dont know in how far you've studied these.

''Das ist lieb gemeint'' (What does this mean? Thank you for your kindness? but ''lieb'' means ''love''...) <- Liebe means love, lieb is 'kind'. So it means like 'kind intention'. A 'but' sentence usually follows haha


July 13, 2016
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