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Congrats!

Expert knowledge granted; opinion is another matter.

I've been prey to it myself; when those around me used the word 'dude' a lot, I found myself also using it, which no doubt annoyed everyone.

Not the only thing, I'm sure...

Happy New Year!
So Happy New Year to you too, dude!
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My daughter starts every sentance with 'mum'. Now that is very annoying in a twenty minute conversation.
Depending on the age of said daughter, many sentences may begin with "But Mum...."
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or its French equivalent ..., quoi"
Isn't the "oder" resp. "quoi" the German/French version of "innit"?

I dislike the implication of having to give an affirmative answer to whatever the "oder"-person says even if that's not their intent. Just leave the word out of the sentence already

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Don't a lot of german sentences start with "Also" which is the English "So"?

I could easily be wrong, oder?
You can use many other words besides "Also" to start a sentence, so no, it shouldn't often be used to start a sentence if you want to show you're capable of writing/speaking German well.

Words like
1. folglich, demnach, demzufolge, infolgedessen, danach, ergo, somit, sonach, logischerweise, mithin, jedenfalls, demgemäss, dementsprechend, deshalb, insofern, darum, daher, dadurch, aufgrund dessen

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2. schliesslich, endlich, zuletzt, kurz und gut, schlussendlich

can all be used to substitute "also".

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Old 31.12.2014, 16:14
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Re: 'So' increasingly used as a sentence marker

I say "dude" (leftover from my IT years)
..and "so" and "like"
It's coloquial..

Where would I ever get a chance to use "ergo" ?

Happy New Year's y'all
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Where would I ever get a chance to use "ergo" ?
Oi baldy! Where did yer ergo?
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Old 31.12.2014, 17:52
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Even when she's talking to her father?
Sometimes, but her dad lives a ways away and she often gets confused.
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I say "dude" (leftover from my IT years)
..and "so" and "like"
It's coloquial..

Where would I ever get a chance to use "ergo" ?

Happy New Year's y'all

I do that too! I don't believe I've ever written, let alone used "ergo". Therefore, for sure.

Whatever.

I use but a lot when writing here. But, I usually don't proof my stuff carefully. So what.
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