[MPlayer-users] [Very OT] German Speakers

Sascha Sommer saschasommer at freenet.de
Fri Apr 15 19:58:26 CEST 2005

Am Freitag, den 15.04.2005, 12:48 -0500 schrieb Joey Parrish:
> Sorry for the very very off-topic post.
> I wanted to reach a large audience of helpful Europeans.  :)
> I'm curious about something in German.  In English, the verb "explode"
> is intransitive.  A thing explodes, but someone does not explode it.
> We could say I "detonate" something, but that verb is too technical.
> What sounds best, IMO, is to say I "blow it up".  The phrase is
> informal, but seems most correct.
> I understand that in German, "explodieren", like "explode", is
> intransitive.  So what's the correct equivalent of "blow up"?  How would
> you talk about filling something with explosives and destroying it?
> My dictionaries don't answer such questions.



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