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Does the noun "der Paprika" have a plural form? If so, how can I use it?

I would like to say something like this: Ich hätte gerne zwei Paprika. Is it correct? Should I change it to "zwei Paprikas"? My dictionaries show that Paprika doesn't have a plural form. ...
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Which plural form is more common: Pizzas or Pizzen?

I have just realized that the noun "die Pizza" has two different plural forms. Which is more common? Pizzas Pizzen
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Does the noun "der Cent" have a plural form?

I googled the word "der Cent" and some resources show that the plural form is "die Cents". I'm a little confused because my dictionary shows that the noun "der Cent" ...
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der Staat is it gemischte Deklination or starke Deklination?

case noun nom der Staat gen des Staates dat dem Staat acc den Staat That is, it is starke Deklination. But on various sites, this is called gemischte Deklination. Is gemischte Deklination a ...
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Why "Allgemeinen" and not "allgemein"?

Why is the following sentence correct? Im Allgemeinen bin ich mit meiner Arbeit sehr zufrieden. and the following wrong? In allgemein bin ich mit meiner Arbeit sehr zufrieden. Why "...
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Es gibt Verspätung vs Es gibt eine Verspätung

I know that in German, unlike English, Verspätung (delay) is a quantifiable noun, meaning that the following sentence is grammatically incorrect: "Der Zug hat eine Verspätung" Instead, the ...
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How does one use a noun from a verb?

While translating a story, I came upon this sentence: "Will you help me catch the troll?" she asked. I translated it as: »Helfen Sie mir zum Fangen den Troll?« fragte sie. But 2 native ...
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How to tell the accusative and dative singular declensions of a masculine noun given the genitive singular declension?

So, I'm trying to create a flashcard list of nouns, and for each entry I want to have all the possible information about that noun. Since this is what most dictionaries do, I figured I would add: The ...
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Converting a noun into adjective

I learned of two similar meaning words: Umgebung (fem, noun): Surroundings (Source) umgebend (adj): Surrounding source Are there any relation between these two words? Similar to how we can turn ...
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"ist (passiv) erreichbar" zu "Erreichbarkeit" wie "kann (aktiv) erreichen" zu "???"

Ich suche ein Wort xyz (ein Nomen), das sich zu erreichend (im Sinne von A erreicht (aktiv) B und im Sinne von A kann einen Weg hin zu B zurücklegen) verhält wie Erreichbarkeit zu erreichbar. So etwas ...
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Why are foot and feet both "Fuss" in German? [closed]

Foot is singular, feet is plural. Why does Google translator fail to distinguish the difference and return "Fuss" for both?
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Can "Abgewöhnen" be used with a noun not derived from a verb?

Is the following sentence correct (could you please suggest a better alternative): Ich will mir die Backwaren abgewöhnen. or Ich will mir die Gewohnheit des Essens von Backwaren abgewöhnen.
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Is "Fünfzigerjahremusik" a Determinativkompositum?

I am unsure about the correct spelling of "Fünfzigerjahremusik" - does this word fall under the category of Determinativkompositum? Or would you rather spell it as "Fünfzigerjahre-Musik&...
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„Sprechein oder ausgabe”

Angenommen, man möchte „Sprecheingabe oder Sprechausgabe“ zu „Sprechein oder ausgabe“ abkürzen. Wohin setzt man in „Sprechein oder ausgabe“ die Bindestriche und welche Buchstaben schreibt man darin ...
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Hyperpluralfolgen

On page 77 in Topologische Differentialalgebra by U. Gebhardt et al. which I found on MathOverflow, there is this exercise that asks the reader to find sequences of consecutive singular/plural pairs: ...
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Meaning of the word "Altleichen" [closed]

What does the word „Altleichen“ mean? It was used as „Es ist schon Altleichen“. Is it used in positive or negative way (considering the word Leichen)?
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Nebensatz zu einer "Nominalgruppe"

Man kann sagen bezüglich der erforderlichen Mittel, die für den Neubau aufzubringen sind Kann man auch entsprechend sagen bezüglich der für den Neubau erforderlich aufzubringenden Mittel ...
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Was ist korrekt: "Der Haken schlagende Hase" oder "Der hakenschlagende Hase"

Finde bei der Suche keine klare Antwort bzw. unterschiedliche Verwendungsweisen
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List of non-compound nouns by frequency

I am looking for a list of non-compound nouns by frequency (e.g. Haustür would not be there, but its occurrences will be included in the count of Tür). DeReWo does not provide this distinction as far ...
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Are there any German nouns that change morphologically with declension apart from the genitive "+s"? [closed]

Most of the time German nouns remain the same in declension apart from the genitive exception of "+s". But are there any other exceptions? I'm thinking of something that would look like Volk ...
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German uses a singular noun whereas english uses plural noun

Reading Hammer's grammar and usage 4th edition, Page 30. It's says that german uses a singular noun if more than one person is mentioned in the sense of items of clothing or parts of the body. Hammer ...
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No umlaut in some plural nouns

Some masculine and neuter nouns don’t umlaut the last vowel in the stem of the word in the plural when it would be possible. What’s the historical reason for this?
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Nomen-Nomen-Konstruktionen

Wann können im Deutschen zwei Nomen/Substantive hintereinander stehen? Ich meine: durch die Satzstellung ("Hier können alle Hunde Spielzeug bekommen") durch Genitivkonstruktionen ("...
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Ausdruckqualität oder Ausdrucksqualität im Sinne der Qualität eines von einem Drucker hergestellten Dokuments

Bei schlechter Ausdruckqualität sind die kleinen zentrierten Punkte · (U+00B7) womöglich nicht lesbar. Oder bei schlechter Ausdrucksqualität? Es geht hier also um die Güte der Ausgabe eines Printers,...
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When to use Spielzeug vs. Spielzeuge, plurals with other -zeug words

DeepL gives Ich gebe meinen Kindern Spielzeug. as a possible translation of "I'm giving toys to my children." This seems odd though since "toys: is plural in English but the translation ...
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Is the word "Unterlagen" masculine or feminine?

I am studying german online via youtube, and in a lecture video about basic sentences, there were 2 sentences that baffled me based on my novice german grammar knowledge. Das sind Unterlagen. These ...
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What are "Lamellenspiesse"? [closed]

This meat product on a stick is called "Lamellspiess". What type of meat is it, and what is the English translation?
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What type of declension is used for the nouns `Deutsche` and `Verwandte`?

When it comes to declension of nouns, plentiful references are available for the following two categories: strongly declined nouns (append -(e)s for masculine and neutral singular genitive, -n for ...
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Declension class for 'sprachbund'

I am only beginning to learn the German language and when encountering the word 'sprachbund' which means 'language alliance', I do not know which type of substantiv it belongs to (accusative, dative, ...
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Das Geschlecht der Wörter, die mit "Ge-" beginnen [duplicate]

Ich sehe, dass die meisten Wörter, die mit `Ge' beginnen, neutral sind, aber es gibt einige von ihnen wie Gefahr, die weiblich sind. Gibt es eine Regel oder ist es eine Ausnahme?
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gemischtes Geschlecht Mitbewohner

John ist mein Mitbewohner. Anna ist meine Mitbewohnerin. John und Jason sind meine Mitbewohner (?) John und Anna sind ??? Können Sie mir mit dem fehlenden Wort oder mit Korrekturen helfen?
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Class of words including Gehörtes, Gesehenes, Gesprochenes

I recently came across the following sentence: Gehörtes oder Gelesenes kann man mit der direkten oder der indirekten Rede wiedergeben. The words Gehörtes and Gelesenes were new to me and after ...
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Meaning of "Apfelgrütz"

In dem berühmten Märchen Schneewittchen in der Fassung der Gebrüder Grimm (die es Sneewittchen nennen), wird die Szene, in der Schneewittchen schließlich aus ihrem todesgleichen Zustand erwacht, wie ...
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Parallel als Nomen oder Adjektiv

ich wollte einen Satz schreiben, aber kam ein Problem. Normalerweise schreibt man „die Widerstände sind in Reihe" aber „die Widerstände sind in parallel" Reihe ist ein Nomen, weil parallel ...
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Noun for a female bird?

When a teacher is a man, we call him "ein Lehrer", and when it is woman, we call her "eine Lehrerin". In German, "Vogel" is a masculine noun. When the bird is a female ...
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Add verb to the noun and create a new noun

Can we in German add the infinitive of a verb to the end of any noun and create new noun? I searched in a dictionary for examples. Some of the words I checked do exist, but some of them do not. I want ...
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Haar vs Haare. A different slant on a well-worn question

The question of whether to use das Haar or die Haare has been asked several times on this group, with a variety of different and informative answers. Here I want to ask about something that might be ...
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Nominalisierung von "abhärten sich" zu Person

Wie wird eine Person genannt, die Abhärtung praktiziert? EDIT: Ich meine kaltes Wasser.
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Bedarf vs das Bedürfnis vs die Anforderung

I want to write as: One should buy as per the needs. (Here, by needs I mean useful and necessary things for personal, family, house or office things) Man sollte nur nach Bedarf kaufen. Is the ...
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Is there a rule for what the plural of a noun will be based on the noun?

Perhaps this is a very naive question — and it certainly seems to me to be, but I’ve found German to be a very rule-based, orderly language in many regards, so I just thought I’d make sure — but is ...
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Is there a grammatical term to refer to different German nouns with the same spelling but different genders?

Is there a grammatical term (in either German or English) to refer to different German nouns with the same spelling but different genders? In particular, I am referring to items on this list such as ...
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Instanziieren vs. instanzieren

Why has the German instanziieren two "i" in the word? To instantiate sth is the process of creating or deriving an object or instance from a template or a class. You often encounter this ...
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Der oder Die 50 Prozent Rabatt?

Wie heißt es richtig? Der 50 Prozent Rabatt gilt nur im Zeitraum von... Die 50 Prozent Rabatt gelten nur im Zeitraum von...
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Wann ist "Berufs-" und wann "beruflich" zu verwenden?

Wie kann man erkennen, ohne in einem Wörterbuch zu checken, ob es z.B. berufliche Erfahrung oder Berufserfahrung heißt? Das gleiche gilt für: Dreh- vs. drehbar Industrie- vs. industriell Allein- vs....
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Difference between Süd and Süden

What exactly is the difference between Süd and Süden, and when should one or other be used? Which is correct: "Ich komme aus dem Süd" or "Ich komme aus dem Süden"? And how exactly would you ...
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im Haus, in Berlin, im Duden

There are three sentences. Here is the first one: Laura ist in dem Haus. (Laura ist im Haus.) Das Haus has a neuter grammatical gender, dative case is used, so it is im. That is the rule. ...
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Gender logic, if any

I'm a native speaker of Portuguese, know some English and have been studying German. I'm trying to understand the way the gender were assigned to nouns. I thought of this hypothetical situation: a ...
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Schreibrecht vs. Schreiberecht

Jahrelang schreiben Computernetnutzer freudig und glücklich „Schreibrecht“. Beispiel: Schreiben – der User kann die Datei modifizieren. Das Schreibrecht für ein Verzeichnis bedeutet, dass der ...
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masculine/neuter nouns in genitive singular

Die Farbe des Bus(ses) ist blau. From what I know either "s" or "es" is added at the end of a masculine/neuter noun in singular form in genitive. This seems to be a special case. Do you happen to ...
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German nouns' precise form of writing [closed]

Where can I find German dictionary which write words (nouns) with article and plural in this form — das Abitur, -e

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