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Use of 'noch' in a sentence

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So I'm studying a transcript of a short story told in german on the Auf geht's program, and I'm running into confusion with this specific sentence.

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Früher musste man noch mit dem Bus bis Neunhaus und von Neuenhaus aus mit dem zug noch Nordhorn.

So the sentence translates to "One used to take a bus to Neunhaus and from Neunhaus with a train to Nordhorn.", but I don't understand why the second 'noch' (meaning 'still') is in the sentence? Can anyone explain why it's there?

 

Another one is in the phrase "und ich arbeit ja in Nordhorn." What is the 'ja' there for? Is it like a pause, like an 'um' or does it actually mean something in the sentence?

One more thing, can someone explain the general usage of 'sich' in sentences? In the transcript, where I'd think she would use 'we', she seems to use 'man sich' instead.

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2 hours ago, Kai said:

So I'm studying a transcript of a short story told in german on the Auf geht's program, and I'm running into confusion with this specific sentence.

So the sentence translates to "One used to take a bus to Neunhaus and from Neunhaus with a train to Nordhorn.", but I don't understand why the second 'noch' (meaning 'still') is in the sentence? Can anyone explain why it's there?

 

Another one is in the phrase "und ich arbeit ja in Nordhorn." What is the 'ja' there for? Is it like a pause, like an 'um' or does it actually mean something in the sentence?

One more thing, can someone explain the general usage of 'sich' in sentences? In the transcript, where I'd think she would use 'we', she seems to use 'man sich' instead.

That's an easy one. The second 'noch' is just simply wrong. It has to be 'nach' instead of 'noch'. It is a crystal clear mistake.

As for your question about the 'ja'. It just puts emphasis on the fact that the work is in 'Nordhorn'. This can be the case because of a previous question or have another reason. 

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