[lit-ideas] Re: Quick German Question (Vermutlich und Wahrscheinlich) [part II]

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 21:09:29 -0800

erin, don't listen to Robert. he's just copying stuff.

vermutlich: supposedly
wahrscheinlich: apparently

if i think of situations, i'd use wahrscheinlich if it's something that one can 
see. 
wahrscheinlich, that's a mountain lion in that tree.

i'd use vermutlich if i'm talking about a situation. vermutlich, Robert is just 
copying 
stuff from the web.

that seems to me to be the difference between the two. tho' i'd never really 
thought about 
it before. it's 5 am in Germany at the moment, so wahrscheinlich, they're all 
asleep now.

yrs,
andreas
www.andreas.com 

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