New answers tagged nouns
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 ...
Yes: In plural, the nominative, genitive and accusative forms of nouns are always identical. Only the dative form is (often) different.
Under German law, a given name must be a name. That sounds like a tautology but it isn't; it would be child abuse to give a child a name which is not a given name of the appropriate gender. The register office is getting slightly more relaxed about that with increasing internationalization, but the general principle still holds. (That is, the explanation ...
Yes, the type of compound words you are looking for is possible. One of the most well-known a few years ago was: Effefinger (Effenbergfinger) Also: Effe-Finger, Effenberg-Finger This derived from footballer Stefan Effenberg showing his fans the finger during a football match (which, according to Wikipedia, led to his expulsion from the national ...
This would be somewhat unusual, but if I have won against Karl, I can call myself “Karlbezwinger”.
To find that a person's name or a place can be glued together with other nouns, just look at a German map, e.g. Adenauerallee Alexanderplatz Barbarossaplatz Kyotostraße Michigansee Nizzaallee Victoriasee These are all locations named after a person or place. You may note that there are streets which are not compounds, e.g.: Aachener Straße in Cologne ...
Taking »names« as »Bezeichnungen« this »glueing together« happens with locations like: Spiel + Platz = Spielplatz Markt + Platz = Marktplatz Lager + Platz = Lagerplatz Fußball + Stadion = Fußballstadion Haus + Ecke = Hausecke Kuh + Dorf = Kuhdorf
In fact, some common given names, e.g. Karlheinz, are compounded (Karl + Heinz). But a person can have several given names, so Karl Heinz Böhm is not the same like Karlheinz Böhm. More often, you see compounds using a hyphen, e.g. Hans-Peter. But only some combinations like that are common; for persons with multiple given names, the hyphen is ommited. (E.g. ...
Top 50 recent answers are included