abfeiern

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1.
to party really hard
(kind of slang)
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Vocab:

feiern, der Feierabend, der Urlaub, die Freizeit


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Root\: unknown (or not yet entered)

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Harvey Wachtel
Harvey Wachtel
1 year ago

Edit to previous comment: “Hard” is an adjective used as an adverb, so I should have said “adverb-adverb phrase”.

Harvey Wachtel
Harvey Wachtel
1 year ago

I think a more idiomatic translation would be “to party really hard”. “To really party hard” unnecessarily splits both the infinitive and the adverb-adjective phrase “really hard”, producing an awkward feel.

Split infinitives are of course acceptable in English these days, but they are more frequently used with transitive infinitives where splitting the infinitive seems more natural than interposing an adverb between the verb and its object.

When the object of the infinitive is a non-finite verb phrase, there are three verbs an adverb could modify. “I asked him seriously to consider investigating the incident”, “I asked him to seriously consider investigating the incident” and “I asked him to consider seriously investigating the incident” mean three different things. I have never understood why grammarians have ever considered “to seriously consider” to be, shall we say, verboten.

Emanuel
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1 year ago
Reply to  Harvey Wachtel

It sounds weird to me to, now that you mentioned it. I fixed it, vielen Dank :)



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