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Kann das Objekt Singular sein, wenn das Subjekt Plural ist?

Wir betrachten die folgenden Sätze: Die Reisenden müssen an der Grenze ihre Pässe / ihren Pass vorzeigen. Schaltet bitte eure Handys / euer Handy aus. Es ärgert den Lehrer, wenn die ...

grammaticality  
asked by Infinity 5 votes
answered by Christian Geiselmann 2 votes

Wachsen or anbauen of something else?

In English - I am growing some seeds. I am sowing them in the soil and caring for them as they grow. If I am trying to say this in German it seems I should not use wachsen - something to do with ...

meaning  
asked by user41420 5 votes
answered by Christian Geiselmann 8 votes

Spelling: lower or upper case?

In the following text how is the word "Meisten" correctly spelled, lower or upper case? Alle Lebewesen müssen sich ernähren. Uns Menschen schmecken sehr unterschiedliche Sachen. Ein großes Tier ...

spelling written-language  
asked by Walter 5 votes
answered by Olafant 6 votes

n-Deklination stirbt aus?

Hier (ganz unten) https://deutschegrammatik20.de/das-substantiv-nomen/n-deklination/ steht Folgendes: Die n-Deklination ist eine absterbende Sprachform. Die Endungen im Singular werden heute in ...

grammaticality  
asked by Serena 4 votes
answered by Kilian Foth 5 votes

Hat dir der Film gefallen? Why "der Film" and not "den Film"?

I came across this exercise and I don't understand why is it not "hat dir den Film gefallen?" since it should be accusative asking the question "what did you like". Am I wrong and why?

grammatical-case accusative  
asked by Karen 4 votes
answered by Olafant 8 votes

Isn't the preposition "aus" redundant in this sentence?

I have the following sentence which I think has a redundant word: Von der Plattform aus hat man eine gute Aussicht über Frankfurt. Should aus be omitted or not?

word-choice  
asked by Steve 3 votes
answered by Shegit Brahm 2 votes

Gehen, fahren -> Passivfähig?

Ich möchte mal wissen, ob es eine Erklärung dafür gibt, weshalb gehen nicht passivfähig, wohingegen fahren passivfähig sein soll. In einer Übung meines Buches (Grammatik aktiv b2/c1) steht nämlich, ...

passive  
asked by Beneficium 2 votes

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How do I say "quirky" in German without sounding derogatory?

I've looked up a few translations of the word "quirky" as they all seem to have a bit of a negative connotation attached to them (e.g., skurril, verschroben, eigenartig, and sonderbar). How can I ...

translation english-to-german single-word-request  
asked by TheJanzap 18 votes
answered by Hubert Schölnast 30 votes

Is "Ich bin gut" a valid reply for "How are you"?

I know you have to say Es geht mir gut. but Ich bin gut. sounds good to me. Can I say that?

differences phrases grammaticality  
asked by mjosh 21 votes
answered by knut 35 votes

„als nächstes“ oder „als Nächstes“?

Habe hierzu gerade versucht etwas im Internet zu finden, bin aber auf keine zufriedenstellende Antwort gestoßen. Ich vermute ja, dass man es kleinschreibt, bin mir aber gerade nicht so sicher. Sieht ...

spelling standard-german capitalization reformed-orthography  
asked by Qralnaq 4 votes
answered by Em1 3 votes

"gäbe" vs. "gebe" bei indirekter Rede

Ich komme hier jedes Mal durcheinander. Wenn ich Konjunktiv I verwende, soll das berichtend, also wertfrei sein. Konjunktiv II dagegen soll die Aussage in Zweifel ziehen. Wenn ich also keine eigene ...

differences subjunctive indirect-speech  
asked by 32bitfloat 15 votes
answered by tohuwawohu 14 votes

Is there any difference between “aber” und “sondern” (as “Konnektoren”)?

I’m trying to study and understand how to use aber und sondern (as “Konnektoren”). In my language (Italian) there is no difference in translation; both mean something like but. I can say for example: ...

translation differences connotation linking-elements  
asked by E.V. 14 votes
answered by Anh Phong 21 votes

Was sind direkte und indirekte Objekte?

Ich lese hier in Fragen immer wieder die Begriffe direktes Objekt indirektes Objekt Diese Begriffe werden, meiner Beobachtung nach, (fast) ausschließlich von Leuten verwendet, die Deutsch als ...

grammar-identification objects  
asked by Hubert Schölnast 13 votes
answered by tofro 15 votes

What do I need to know to pass the A1 or A2 exams from Goethe Institut?

Can someone share what I need to know to pass the A1 or A2 exams from Goethe Institut? For instance, do I need to know all cases (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive)? the past form of every ...

learning proficiency-tests  
asked by Plus 11 votes
answered by Koba 3 votes
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