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Old 04.09.2011, 23:53
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

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ich gehe nach oben-i am going up
ich gehe hinauf-i am gowing up indicating the direction,with stress

ich bin oben-i am upstaris
ich bin nach oben gegangen-i went upstairs

ich war oben-i was upstairs

ich ging nach oben- i was upstairs
or ich ging hinauf- i was upstairs stressing the direction again.

movement needs a sein form e.g bin
1st person ich bin
du bist
wir sind

gehen is movement so you can not use a haben form
so saying ich habe nach oben gegangen will be wrong.
I do not see any "Treppe"-Stairs " in the german version
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

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I do not see any "Treppe"-Stairs " in the german version
Ich bin die Treppe hinaufgegangen.

But actually, upstairs = nach oben. You would say "upstairs" even if you take the elevator/lift, wouldn't you? Same in German.
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Old 05.09.2011, 01:37
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

Ich bin nach oben gegangen -Berg/Huegel/Himmel /Double decker Bus/Schiff (oberes deck)
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

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I do not see any "Treppe"-Stairs " in the german version

like faltrad said.
nach oben =upstairs is used almost in the same respect.
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

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no. ging (Präteritum) is wrong here (the Swiss also get that wrong in Hochdeutsch, as there is no Präteritum is Swiss German).
Interesting, German correcting a German...

<geordieaccent>Who's right? You decide...</geordieaccent>
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

Have you ... died?
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<geordieaccent>Who's right? You decide...</geordieaccent>

I say, steady on there!!! It's only 430-odd days since the original question was asked - you can't rush these things, you know
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Old 05.09.2011, 16:29
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I say, steady on there!!! It's only 430-odd days since the original question was asked - you can't rush these things, you know
We should settle for "Zueri Duetsch" No grammar ,spelling ,every one "Schnoered wie im de schnabel gwachse isch "(Every one talks how his Pecker Grew)
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We should settle for "Zueri Duetsch" No grammar ,spelling ,every one "Schnoered wie im de schnabel gwachse isch "(Every one talks how his Pecker Grew)
Ja, sag emol!!!
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Ja, sag emol!!!
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

Ich bin obi wan und diese aren't the droids you're looking for.
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Ich bin obi wan und diese aren't the droids you're looking for.
A other exellent compromiseQ: What are you try to sayGod damed Glarners
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

Hmm, in Swiss German you can may say, ich bi ufe gange, that whould be if you translate it in German: Ich bin oben gegangen. But in German such a sentence sounds wrong.
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Hmm, in Swiss German you can may say, ich bi ufe gange, that whould be if you translate it in German: Ich bin oben gegangen. But in German such a sentence sounds wrong.
Swiss German "ufe" is not "oben" in Standard German but "nach oben" or "hinauf." Depending on the direction, as seen from the person who uses it, it could also be "herauf" in Standard German.
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

Ich bin nach oben gegangen
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

oder Ich ging nach oben
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About "Or think about how many different words there are for "bread roll" in German"

In the various Swiss German dialects there are many different words there for the piece that you cut off the end of a piece of bread. I don't remember if there is an English word
we say (berlin area) KANTEN / corner piece/edge.
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