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frosty rime
Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013 10:17:23 AM

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Hi all,

I can not understand the grammar of the sentence ‘es war ihr ganz angst‘.

Will you kindly explain to me?


many thanks in advance,



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IMcRout
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:19:06 PM

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Sorry, I only saw this thread today. It must have escaped my weary eyes.

If you read fairy tales, you are bound to come across examples of obsolete or outmoded forms of spelling or grammar.

'Mir ist Angst,' in today's German would be 'Ich habe Angst' (I am afraid). Likewise 'es war ihr ganz angst' (Sie hatte große Angst) means 'she was afraid'. The word 'ganz' intensifies her fear --'she was very much afraid'.

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