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    Re: Would anyone be so kind as to translate a letter I want to send to a girl in Germ

    Ahh, thanks! I actually asked a few people and got someone to help but I did want to know how to close it with, "your personal guitarist" -- would that just be Ihre persönlichen Gitarristen, or is...

    nemond Today, 09:45 Go to last post

    Re: Would anyone be so kind as to translate a letter I want to send to a girl in Germ

    Willkommen im Forum,

    I'd like to help you with your letter. :)

    Findmonsternis 29th August 2015, 07:01 Go to last post

    Would anyone be so kind as to translate a letter I want to send to a girl in Germany?

    It's a bit of a loving letter and I know if I put it in Googe Translate, or some app, the grammar probably wouldn't come out right. Would deeply appreciate it, as I really care for this girl. Thanks...

    nemond 28th August 2015, 06:10 Go to last post

    Re: wäre ... zu

    Maybe, it depends on the context. Hard to say.

    Robin 28th August 2015, 02:54 Go to last post

    Re: Die richtige Wortstellung in einem Satz

    There is a lot you can find on websites. Take my word that leaving out the "es" diminishes the grammatical quality of the utterance.

    Robin 28th August 2015, 02:52 Go to last post
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