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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2004 09:08 am
If someone here, north of the Main-river-line, says "auf Urlaub", he's either from Southern Germany or using a very collequial slang.
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Thok
 
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2004 09:13 am
ah, of course. That's also true.
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kitchenpete
 
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2004 09:19 am
That explains it - I've learnt most of my German usage (if not the basics) in Munich and Zurich.

Haessliche Sprache, Schwyzerduutsch!
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hamburger
 
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2004 06:02 pm
" ... says "auf Urlaub", he's either from Southern Germany or using a very collequial slang". ... nanu ? as far as i remember, we used to say 'auf urlaub gehen ' in hamburg - but perhaps my memory is playing tricks on me; also, many of our highschool teachers were either from saxony or swabia(he was a particularly lovable fellow !), so that's perhaps why 'ich auf urlaub gehe'. hbg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2004 11:34 pm
And I might well be incorrect with my 'judgement' as well: as a child, anything unknown/'strange' in language was thought to be "from the South" - and this got stuck Laughing
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urs53
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2004 03:04 am
To add to the confusion, I would say 'ich bin im Urlaub'. As you all know, I am from the South :-)
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kitchenpete
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2004 04:05 am
I'll take it as an either/or, then!

If you native speakers can't agree, I'll never be fearful of criticism. Laughing
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2004 06:17 am
urs53 wrote:
To add to the confusion, I would say 'ich bin im Urlaub'. As you all know, I am from the South :-)


But we didn't know that you are 'in Urlaub' just now - oh, I see, it's Friday about noon Laughing
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hamburger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2004 10:09 am
isn't it 'ich bin im urlaub', but 'er geht auf urlaub' ? this should be easy to learn for pete and mctag, shouldn't it ? hbg
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Thok
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2004 10:13 am
and the winner is hamburger, exactly hbg! Also the statement by Walter is right.


Thok wrote:
well, actually "auf Urlaub" is right.
But also valid is "in Urlaub", although basically in this case a person do anything in this relation.
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urs53
 
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Reply Sat 18 Sep, 2004 11:54 am
Walter Hinteler wrote:
urs53 wrote:
To add to the confusion, I would say 'ich bin im Urlaub'. As you all know, I am from the South :-)


But we didn't know that you are 'in Urlaub' just now - oh, I see, it's Friday about noon Laughing


Laughing Walter! Actually, I was still working at that time... However - I will go on vacation pretty soon. To be exact - my vacation will start on October 4 at noon Denver time! Cool Ich werde eine Woche Urlaub in Colorado machen und eine Woche Urlaub in Balingen!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 18 Sep, 2004 12:39 pm
Ach, ja, Balingen.

Hoffentlich hast Du auch früh genug dort ein Zimmer reserviert: um die Zeit herum sind die Unterkünfte dort regelmäßig ausgebucht :wink:
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urs53
 
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Reply Sat 18 Sep, 2004 12:42 pm
:-) Aber ja, Walter! Eine sehr schöne Ferienwohnung mit zwei Katzen zum Kuscheln! Ah, ein Mann gehört auch zum Arrangement... ;-)
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 18 Sep, 2004 01:04 pm
Katzen - finde ich nicht schlecht.

Aber 'nen Mann? Da würde ich mir einen anderen Katalog holen! :wink:
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sat 18 Sep, 2004 06:56 pm
ich glaube es wird zeit dass wir alle 'auf urlaub gehen', aber wer moechte darf auch 'in den urlaub gehen'. hbg
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