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von gamby (DE), 2013-09-18, 15:31  like dislike  Spam?  
Er reagierte einsilbig auf mein Bestreben, mit ihm in Kontakt zu kommen.

He responded monosyllabically to my trying to establish some communication with him.

to answer curtly (eine Antwort), laconic (das ganze Gespräch)  #726364
von RedRufus (DE), Last modified: 2013-09-18, 15:53  like dislike  Spam?  
my attempt  ....  #726365
von sunfunlili (DE/GB), 2013-09-18, 15:49  like dislike  Spam?  
monosyllabic  =  adj.  ...  why not .....  #726366
von sunfunlili (DE/GB), Last modified: 2013-09-18, 16:05  like dislike  Spam?  
monosyllabically  = adv.
mit  curtly   schwingt  barsch, grob, unverschämt mit ... ???   und  das muss bei  einsilbig   nicht der Fall sein .....  #726369
von sunfunlili (DE/GB), 2013-09-18, 15:59  like dislike  Spam?  
Antwort:  #726370
von sunfunlili (DE/GB), 2013-09-18, 16:04  like dislike  Spam?  
" (of a person) using brief or few words to signify reluctance to engage in conversation:
a monosyllabic footballer
So I eventually called up the helpline, and the monosyllabic customer advisor at the end of the phone informed me that there was indeed a delay.
Georges' wife, who works for a successful editor, is concerned: not least for their monosyllabic son, Pierrot, a young swimming champ.
He is permanently monosyllabic unless the subject happens to be narrow-gauge North American railways, and he never uses a word where a silent, dismissive glare would do.
Surly, monosyllabic drivers aside, it's a minor miracle if the bus actually rolls up at all!
He's also under the impression that the word ‘dis’ evolved because ‘we are increasingly monosyllabic.’
I am a monosyllabic girl every time I'm near him.
Having inspected the larder, Mary decided to prepare a steak pudding and when Bertha's monosyllabic husband, Davy, took a second helping her fate was sealed.
He's very monosyllabic, and could put to sleep an over stimulated mule.
Our monosyllabic waiter briefly sprung into life when it came to choosing from the wine list.
The end result can sometimes resemble a conversation between two monosyllabic adolescents.
It used to be that whenever I called such places, I would be greeted by people who sounded like monosyllabic, grumpy teenagers.
This is a book of footballers when they were stars and not the monosyllabic, monotone ‘celebrities’ that exist today
She shifted her weight and looked at the ceiling. ‘Well, for one I guess I could try and not be completely closed off and monosyllabic.
‘You're usually not so monosyllabic,’ she told me earnestly as we walked.
On examination, he was anxious, diaphoretic, and monosyllabic.
He's dead certain and often nearly monosyllabic.
By contrast, this character is a Latino version of Hawk, the darkly menacing, monosyllabic backup man he created for his Spenser detective series.
I would have sensed if there had been any anxiety, but it was only the night before the race that he began to be monosyllabic.
‘So he's what's made you so monosyllabic,’ she commented.
In Mexico City, where kidnapping occurs more frequently than in Iraq, security for the rich is essential and so the monosyllabic Creasy is hired as a bodyguard for eight-year-old Pita (Fanning).

brief, concise, terse, succinct, short, economical, elliptical, crisp, pithy, to the point, incisive, short and sweet, compendious; abrupt, blunt, curt, clipped, monosyllabic, brusque, pointed, gruff, sharp, tart; epigrammatic, aphoristic, gnomic "
If you don't like monosyllabically,  #726371
von Lllama (GB/AT), 2013-09-18, 16:12  like dislike  Spam?  
He responded/replied in monsyllables to my attempt at starting a conversation.

Or in monosyllables could be put at the end.
If you put in monosyllables at the end, the adverbial phrase will refer to conversation   #726412
von Proteus-, 2013-09-18, 22:01  like dislike  Spam?  62.47.200....
von uffie (GH/KI), 2013-09-19, 09:03  like dislike  Spam?  
His reply was monosyllabic. Übers Adverb stolpert man ein bisschen, 7 Silben....

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