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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiritiritiki

"Ich bin eher offen."

January 20, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiritiritiki

Is it the same if we say: "Ich bin ziemlich offen" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Menschenkind

I don't think so. 'fairly' or 'pretty (much)' would match 'ziemlich' here. 'eher' is low-key, contained in this sort of context, when someone isn't very sure of or commited to something.

How are you acting towards unknown persons? - I tend to be rather (eher) vs. pretty (ziemlich) open-minded towards them. I don't think they're interchangable, since they depict different shades of the corresponding word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/philster043

Thanks for clarifying that. I was surprised "ziemlich" wasn't accepted. I always considered "rather, quite" to be of the same shade as "pretty much, fairly" though so I guess it's a matter of semantics here.

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