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Adjective declension with certain pronouns, determiners

Most opinions for DaFS content consist of ‘manche’ and ‘solche’ and similar determiners are put into the der-word category (without any flexibility). “Manche schönen Bäume” while other sources split ...
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Determiner before Genitivatrribut/Possessivpronomen

Recently I found an example sentence in DWDS under the entry "zugutetun": Goethe war bis an sein Lebensende stolz auf dieses sein Jugendwerk, auf das er sich, neben dem Faust, am meisten ...
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"nichts anderes" vs. "nicht anders"

I know that »nichts anderes/Anderes« means "nothing else", for example: Seit er das Motorrad hat, hat er nichts anderes/Anderes mehr im Kopf. And I know that »nicht anders« means something ...
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Demonstrative pronouns or definitive articles?

Reading »Der Corona Schock« Hans-Werner Sinn, page 57: Vom Gipfel von Madrid im Jahr 1995, als die Zeitschiene für die Einführung des Euro verbindlich beschlossen wurde, bis hin zur Lehman-Krise im ...
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Derselbige/Derselbe/Derjenige in genitive singular

I observed that most masculine and neuter pronouns/pronominal determiners in genitive in singular form are declined by adding either s or es at the end of the word. However there are some that don't ...
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Adjective Declension after ein bisschen, ein wenig, ein paar

If we use ein bisschen, ein wenig, ein paar as a determiner then can I assume that the declension of adjective before noun is in a mix declension because of indefinite article ein? I write the ...
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"All der Wein" vs. "Aller Wein"

As a determiner "all" All der Wein... but as a pronoun "all" (of it = the wine) is it "Aller Wein"? I think the headline captures the essence of my confusion. And I do have a good grammar book! ...
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Artikel anstelle von Personalpronomen

Diese Frage wurde auch hier (auf Englisch) beantwortet: When is ‘er’ replaceable with ‘der’? Ich höre manchmal, dass ein Artikel anstelle eines Personalpronomens benutzt wird. A: Hast du Oliver ...
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Understanding "im Beginn der Zeiten und dem Sinne nach"

The question is on the highlighted phrase in this passage from Freud's Totem und Tabu. The Verbot is that against incest. Dieses streng gehandhabte Verbot ist sehr merkwürdig. Es wird durch nichts ...
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When is ‘er’ replaceable with ‘der’?

This question also has an answer here (in German): Artikel anstelle von Personalpronomen Why is der used in the following example sentences (from online dictionaries) in place of simply er? Would ...
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How to translate “this”, used for an unknown thing when mentioned the first time?

The word this has a couple of meanings in English. Wiktionary states 5. I am specifically interested in the translation of the fourth meaning: A known (thing) (used in first mentioning a person or ...
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What is the determiner for Ostern? [closed]

These holidays have the following determiners/gender: das Weihnachten der Silvester der Karfreitag der Ostersonntag der Ostermontag But what is the determiner/gender for Ostern? There's no ...
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Usage of "etwas" and "einige"

I read in the book that etwas means some. Ich brauche etwas frisches Fleisch. Er hat etwas Geld. There is also another determiner that is einige. It also means some. Vor einiger ...
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Adjectives as determinatives

Consider the following sentences, which could have appeared as such in academic texts: Obiges Zitat ist aufschlussreich. Genanntes Beispiel hilft uns weiter. Besagte Theorie wurde schon längst ...
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