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Well, I do have the answer now. The genitive indefinite plural of Mann is indeed Männer and not Männern, but the dative is used instead when the genitive is not apparent (die Autos Männern, not die Autos Männer). The same with Äpfel. Leo was at fault here. The entries for Mann, Wald and Gott all give the dative instead of the genitive form in indefinite ...


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I have been self-studying German by reading the German press for the past 27 months. In the process, I'm writing out almost all unfamiliar German words, including nouns. As of May 10, 2016, there are 23.000 words in my German word list. Today I counted the nouns in my word list and looked into their gender distribution. It turned out that my list contains ...


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Du hast recht, dass Deutsche Grammophon feminin ist. Gleichzeitig ist das Grammophon unbestritten neutral. Des Rätsels Lösung ist, dass die Deutsche Grammophon laut Wikipedia 1898 als die Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft gegründet wurde – die Gesellschaft ist feminin. Später (1900) wurde die Gesellschaft zu einer Aktiengesellschaft umgewandelt, und demnach ...



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