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German adjectives used as nouns; their gender?

Every German noun does belong to one of the three genders: Masculine, Feminine or Neuter . However, adjectives do not belong to gender classes; their gender has to be "determined" by the ...
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Does a noun's plural ending determine if it is WEAK noun?

If the plural form of a noun ends in "-(e)n", does this necessarily mean that it is a weak noun (and thus will need "n-deklination")? In other words, is it sufficient to look at a ...
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Wie lernt man die Kollokationen zwischen Präpositionen und anderen Wortarten am besten, auf höherem Niveau (C1/C2)?

Mir hat mein Deutschlehrer ein Blatt gegeben, wo die fehlenden Präpositionen auszufüllen sind. Es ist auf höherem Niveau (C2), und ich habe bemerkt, dass es manchmal wirklich schwierig ist, die ...
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Wo kann man eine gute Quelle finden, die Substantive mit Präpositionen verbindet?

Ich suche eine gute Quelle, die mir die entsprechende Präposition fur ein Substantiv geben würde. Das könnte entweder estas Gedrucktes (ich habe schon einige Bücher von Duden) oder etwas online sein. ...
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What is the rule for adding -es/s/n to masculine or neuter nouns in the genitive?

Kannst du mir die Adresse des Jungen geben? Why is it des Jungen, and not des Junges, if it's in the genitive?
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Zeitung vs. Beitung

What is the difference between Zeitung and Beitung? I was watching a documentary about WWI and a Viennese newspaper used Beitung. Is this still in usage? Are the words interchangeable. Any help in ...
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Why is the verb in the first position here?

Normally the verb comes first only when a question is being asked. Why is the verb in the first position in this phrase, even though it's not a question? Laufen ist eine gute Aktivität.
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Usage of Ernst as noun vs adjective in german

In English, I would say: You can not be serious! But, in German, one could either say: Du kannst es nicht ernst meinen (ernst as adjective) or, Das kann doch nicht dein Ernst sein. (ernst as noun)...
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How is the daughter of a "Graf" called?

How is the daughter of a "Graf" called? The wife of a "Graf" is "Gräfin", but how would the daughter be called? Most languages have a term for daughter, but due to my ...
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How to say "I am being X" in german

How would you say "I am being X" in german. For example, how would I translate this: "What is Bruce Wayne doing?" "He is being Batman" So far, one translation would be: &...
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Making Verbs Nouns in German

As we all know, folks, in English we can make any verb a noun by adding -ing and use it as a subject or object. My question is as follows: In German, how to I do that? How am I supposed to translate ...
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Welches Wort würde ein deutsches Kind für die Farbe in diesem rosigen Bild verwenden?

Als Beispiel, die meisten deutschen Kinder würden eher das Wort „blau“ verwenden als das Wort „aquamarin“ Welches Wort würde ein deutsches Kind für die Farbe in diesem rosigen Bild verwenden? Welches ...
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Noun declension in masculine monosyllabic nouns (non nominative cases) [closed]

Isn´t this rule correct? The following highlighted in uppercase are my answers: "Wir hängen sein Bild über ______ (der Tisch) den TischEN (der Schrank) den SchrankEN"
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Welches Wort haben Sie als Kind für Fisch benutzt?

Wenn ein Mensch älter wird, lernt er viele verschiedene Wörter für Tiere, die im Meer leben. Mich interessiert ein allumfassendes Wort (wie ein Regenschirm oder die Wurzel eines Baumes). Normalerweise ...
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Can I title something without an article?

I want to name my YouTube channel "Girl Pockets". Do I need the definite article "die" or can I just call it Mädchentaschen?
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What are participial constructions meant to convey in German?

I am reading a book on sociology, and I find that many times, a long gap is kept between the definite article and the noun. I had previously enquired about translating it here. However, I am still ...
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Datensatz aller deutschen "Basis"-Nomen

Es gibt im Netz einige Datensätze der deutschen Worte und auch speziell der Nomen zu finden, die z.B. aus Zeitungsartikeln gesammelt wurden. Leider finden sich darunter sehr viele zusammengesetzte ...
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Comparing using a noun vs comparing using an adjective

In one of my recent posts on r/Writestreakgerman (subreddit), I got the following statement corrected as the statement written underneath it. Meine Tage sind mehr Produktiv als vorher, weil ich mehr ...
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How do you call "hiring manager" in German?

I have found the word "Personalverantwortlicher", "Vorgesetzte" and "Chef" and I couldn't decide which one fits here. By "hiring manager," I mean the person ...
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Is there a feminine form of submissive? [closed]

I’m looking for a word that is feminine which means obedient, submissive and or compliant. I think "unterwürfig" and "gefügig" mean submissive but I’m not sure how to make them ...
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What does this question mean: "Wohnst du zur Miete?"

I don't understand this question: Wohnst du zur Miete? I started learning German at Lingoda School (online.) I am a beginner (A1 level), and I have no clue what some phrases mean. I cannot provide ...
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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"

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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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