The transformation of verbs or adjectives into nouns. In German: die Substativierung (verb: substantivieren). Beside the requirement to capitalize the noun, nominalization often comes with a shift in meaning or connotation of an expression.

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How do you categorize “Gefühl”? (Nomen actionis? Verbalabstrakta?)

There are several ways how you can turn verbs into substantiva in German. If you take the verb fühlen and combine it with the prefix Ge-, you get Gefühl. It means feeling, but it’s not a process; ...