https://www.duolingo.com/jetboy

"Mein anderes Ich."

December 28, 2012

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I am unsure how this phrase would be used in practice, even in English. Anyone care to give examples in either language?

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/pfm
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Well, in English you could say something a bit introspective like, "I am two people. One self enjoys X, but my other self enjoys Y." It'd be a bit weird but it could happen.

December 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/brahms101

Perhaps when describing something that seems contrary to other's perception of your personality. Like if a literature professor told you about his/her weekend boxing matches, maybe. Just a guess.

January 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/spritz
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maybe it's someone with a split personality.

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gunth3r

I think the same :D

February 14, 2013

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seems like a bizarre statement to have in an introductory course.

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/thesharecafe

In English, it is: 'My other self'. Which is more of a slang or Colloquialism.

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulus013143

Would "I mean otherwise work"?

February 11, 2013
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