Some sort of phrase that I couldn't understand.
As the title suggests I have a problem with some phrase in a sentence:
"Ich möchte aber auch sonst nicht allein wohnen"
So I kinda think that it means I don't want to live alone or something but the thing i did not get is "aber auch sonst" part
I know sonst means otherwise,else but it does not make up with the sentence.
Can anyone help me? Thanks!
This sentence is pulled out of its context. I assume that the speaker had given a reason why s/he doesn't want to live alone.
So the sense would be: (... reason why not lodging alone ...) But I don't want to live alone, anyways. (more of a colloquial language than formal)
So, your guess with otherwise, else, etc. is accurate.
yes, it's a colloquial phrase for anyways (also: nonetheless, regardless and alike)
ok, nevermind. It could have been a stand-alone sentence in a textbook then that would be mean to a learner. Or it could've been a sentense in a private message then the context is not for a public discussion anyway. The main goal is, that you'll catch the sense.