From an article about social media on the homepage of a major newspaper, Die Frankfurter Allgemeine: “Er analysiert unter anderem, wie viele Tweets in welcher Zeit getwittert werden, welche Geo-Koordinaten und welche Serveradresse sie haben oder wie oft sie retweetet werden.”

Retweeten (v.). Conjugation:

ich retweete.
du retweetest.
er/sie/es retweetet.
wir retweeten.
ihr retweetet.
Sie retweeten.

Ich habe retweetet. Ich retweetete. (I have retweeted. I retweeted).

Welp. I guess it’s pretty much over for the German language.

(Although note that, while “retweet” in German is “retweeten,” “tweet” is “twittern,” as seen in line two (“getwittert werden,” “are tweeted.” Imperfect language transfer keeps things interesting!)

 

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