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Weak masculine nouns

Has anybody come across reliable ways to know if a masculine noun is weak or not? Der Präsident... Wir brauchen einen neuen Präsidenten. Der Held... Gotham braucht einen Helden. I have noticed ...
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Guidelines for the formation of compound nouns [duplicate]

When studying vocabulary, I have noticed some variations in the formation of compound nouns: Wirtschaft s wunder - an s is added between the two nouns. (Other examples: Alter s gruppe, Abteilung s ...
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Why is it “der Bikini”? Shouldn't the noun be feminine?

I can understand that some German nouns (e.g. Mädchen) might just always have been whatever gender the noun is, and the explaintion is lost to the mists of time. But Bikinis were invented in the 1940s....
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Gehört das Nomen “Kantor” zu der Gruppe der N-Deklination? [closed]

Ich kann nicht verstehen, ob das Nomen "Kantor" zu der Gruppe der N-Deklination gehört oder nicht. Kann jemand mir bitte helfen? Ich danke im Voraus!
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Sklave vs. Leibeigener

Wie unterscheiden sich Sklaven und Leibeigene? Laut Duden wurde der Begriff des Leibeigenen früher verwendet. Ist das die einzige Unterscheidung?
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“Das Haar” oder “die Haare” als Kopfbehaarung [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should one use singular form of “hair”, when plural? Nennt man die Kopfbehaarung "das Haar" oder "die Haare"? Ich trage mein Haar / meine Haare lang. Das Haar ...
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Do all German nouns start with a capital letter? [duplicate]

The title is auto-descriptive. Do all German nouns start with a capital letter? If no, when should I capitalize them?
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Is there a comprehensive list of n-declensed nouns?

Is there a complete list of German n-declensed nouns in any book or on the web? I found some lists, but they do not seem to be comprehensive enough.
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Associate the possessive adjective to a neutral noun

You want to associate the possessive adjective to the possessor (noun). If you have a masculine noun, you use sein/seine/sein If the possessor is feminine, you use ihr/ihre/ihr What about ...
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“Nice summary +1”: Wie sagt man das hier?

Leo zeigt viele Möglichkeiten auf: der Abriss die Aufstellung die Auswertung der Auszug - Text die Inhaltsangabe die Inhaltsübersicht der Kurzbericht die Kurzfassung das ...
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Schwache Nomen, n-Deklination [closed]

My question is specifically about the noun Name. I normally see it declined as des Namens in Genitiv, though I would have expected it to be des Namen_ without the s at the end. What is the right ...
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Why isn't the adjective declined just as the corresponding noun is? [closed]

Adjectives are divided into three classes according to the presence/absence of an article. But I don't understand why a certain adjective does not simply take the ending of the noun it refers to or ...
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Sind “Nutzerverhalten” und “Konsumentenverhalten” gleichbedeutend?

Sind die Begriffe 'Nutzerverhalten' und 'Konsumentenverhalten', speziell bezogen auf den Kontext des Web, gleichbedeutend? Der Begriff "Konsument" wird – soweit ich gelesen habe – mittlerweile ...
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Kubakrise oder Kuba-Krise [duplicate]

Gibt es für die Konstruktion von Wörtern wie: Kubakrise / Kuba-Krise Krimkrise / Krim-Krise bestimmte Regelungen? Sind beide Fälle verwendbar? Falls ja, welcher von beiden wäre stylistisch ...
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How do you say “a runaway” in German?

A policeman found a runawaywalking along highway 75. Ein Polizist hat eine Fliehende auf dem Highway 75 entlang gehen finden. A lot of suggestions came up for the word "runaway" and I chose only ...
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Reference for accusative and dative forms

What is a good reference to look at the accusative and dative forms of nouns? I was looking at the word Wille in the dictionary, and while in this case I can deduce from the examples that the ...
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Synonym für “didaktische Kompetenz”

Ich suche ein Substantiv, das "die Fähigkeit, Wissen vermitteln zu können" bezeichnet. Ich habe bisher nur "didaktische Kompetenz" gefunden und suche bisher erfolglos nach einem einzelnen Begriff.
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What are the differences between the german nouns for 'event'?

There are many nouns that describe an event, occation, or happenings They all can be translated to either; * der Anlass * das Geschehen * das Geschehnis * das Ereignis * die Veranstaltung How do ...
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Diener vs. Knecht

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen den beiden Begriffen Diener und Knecht? Hat sich die Bedeutung dieser beiden Wörter in der Vergangenheit (letzte 200 Jahre) verändert? Ergänzung Der Duden erklärt ...
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Accusative plural noun endings [closed]

What form do the noun endings take in the accusative plural? Are they the same form as the nominative plural (assuming there are some irregularities with certain nouns)?
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What is a scholarly article / academic journal called on German? [duplicate]

A scholarly article is an article with peer-review.
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Is there any Android App / Software (windows) / Book which has German nouns with Articles, Plural forms and English meaning? [duplicate]

I am learning German. I already learned 1000 German nouns with Articles but not with plural forms. It takes a long time to search each words in the dictionary and it's kinda boring too. what is the ...
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Is there an easy way to determine the masculine, feminine or neuter forms of a noun? [duplicate]

I am just beginning to learn German and I was wondering if there was an easy way to determine if a noun was masculine, feminine or neuter? Or is it one of those things that I just learn over time?
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Demonstrative pronoun: does it have to match the subject? [closed]

I'm a little confused about German grammar, the demonstratives to be specific (this, that, these, those). Does the demonstrative pronoun have to match the subject being described? Example: Would ...
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Why do nouns change gender in plural? [closed]

On this site http://german.about.com/library/anfang/blanfang15.htm nouns have different genders in plural forms, why?Also is there a site where I can check the gender of nouns?