Questions tagged [nouns]

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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 and 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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Beispielnummer oder Beispielsnummer?

Im Netz steht beides (und da steht vieles). Der Kontext (aus dem Redakteuralltag) lautet wie folgt. Haupttext: Wie man leicht anhand des Beispiels 1.2.3.4 sieht, sind Krokodile unten lang und oben ...
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Feminine noun with suffix -ung that is not the result of a “Verb to Noun process”

Do you know any example of German noun that is Feminine Ends on ung Is not the result of taking the word stem of a verb and adding the suffix ung Or can you prove that such a word does not exist? ...
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list of attributes necessary to learn when learning a new noun in German

What are all the attributes necessary to remember, when learning a new noun in German? Here is my idea of it: its grammatical gender whether it is an adjectival noun or not its plural form ending in ...
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Inconsistent/stylistic genitive noun inflection

I understand that the genitive inflection of 'das Institut' may be either 'des Instituts' or 'des Institutes'. I have found an article where both forms are used, and I'd like to understand why they ...
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der/die/das Titan

I am thinking about three different meanings of the word Titan: a moon of Saturn a chemical element a God/Goddess in the Greek mythology (maybe these exist only in the plural form) What are the ...
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Deklination von „Variable“

Laut 8. Auflage von Duden 9 kann das Wort „Variable“ sowohl wie ein substantiviertes Adjektiv (Nominativ Plural: „zwei Variable“, siehe http://www.canoonet.eu/services/Controller?dispatch=inflection&...
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Why does German use definite articles before nouns whereas in English, there wouldn't be?

I've noticed from titles of songs and poems, a definite article is used such as: 'An die Hoffnung' 'An die Freude' 'An die Musik' A few websites give examples of the use of definite ...
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Why is “Luke, ich bin dein Vater” correct instead of “Luke, ich bin deinen Vater”? [duplicate]

With my translation tools / online courses I see that the phrase "Luke, ich bin dein Vater" is correct. However, I do not understand why we shouldn't use "deinen". Isn't Darth Vader the direct object ...
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Wortart/Wortform von "*nächsten Freitag* habe ich einen Termin*

Nehmen wir das Beispiel Nächsten Freitag kann ich nicht. Da habe ich einen Arzttermin. Wie würde man Freitag qualifizieren? Es könnte kurz für "am (nächsten) Freitag" sein. Das sieht man auch ...
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What definite/indefinite article do Germans use when they don't know/forget the noun they're talking about?

Been wondering this for a while - like you're asking a question or saying something and your mind goes blank after saying "the" or "a". In German I imagine you wouldn't know which article to use ...
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“ihn” oder “den” um Substantiv nicht zu wiederholen?

Um einen Substantiv nicht zu wiederholen was muss man benutzen, "ihn" oder "den"? Und wieso? z.B. Da Sie den Vertrag unterzeichnen müssen, kann ich ihn Ihnen per Post schicken oder soll ich ihn ...
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“Zum abendessen”

What is the translation of these two sentences ? I drink juice with dinner. I eat pork for dinner. When we wanna say "for dinner" and "with dinner",can we use "zum ...
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Object of infinitive when it becomes a substantive? [closed]

I believe in zu+inf construction we can put object of verb: "ich bevorzuge ein Haus zu bauen" "ich bevorzuge an Sie zu denken" What about when they are Substantiv? correct? "Nach einem Hause ...
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Warum wird “Neuestem” hier groß geschrieben?

ARD Tagesschau Aktuelle Nachrichtens Hauptseite meldet: Luftblasen wirbeln Müll auf, der dann abgefischt werden kann: Mit der Erfindung junger Tüftler werden seit Neuestem in Amsterdam Grachten ...
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Wann müssen Nomen zusammengeschrieben werden?

Ich habe gelernt, dass ich auf Deutsch immer mehrere Nomen zusammenschreiben kann. Ich gebe das Beispiel Firmaprojekten: Der Mitarbeiter war für mehrere Firmaprojekte verantwortlich. Meine ...
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Is the use of a female noun suffix dependent on the usage of the indefinite article?

Would it be more normal, as a woman, to say 'Ich bin Europäer', rather than 'Ich bin Europäerin'? Is it that 'Ich bin Europäer' is correct, and if one wished to use 'Europäerin' one would rather use ...
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“Berg” declension

I note that the German declension of "the mountains" in dative is "den Bergen". But the remainder of the declension table does not follow that of a strong noun (see https://www.verbformen.com/...
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Dative single noun Bankautomaten? [closed]

I could not understand why it is Bankautomaten in this sentence Kannst du an einem Bankautomat**en** anhalten? In the dictionary, the singular noun is Der Bankautomat and plural noun is Die ...
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“des Bit” vs “des Bits”, “die Bit” vs “die Bits”

Genitiv von "Bit". Der Duden gibt sowohl "des Bit" als auch "des Bits" als korrekte Formen des Genitivs von "das Bit" (EDV) an. Gibt es einen Unterschied in der Semantik oder in der Verwendung ...
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Question regarding singular/plural in amounts

I'm a bit confused in determining the usage of plural/singular in amounts, especially when it concerns only 1 amount of something, for example(s): Eine Million Deutsche ist/sind nicht zufrieden mit ...
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Is this a noun constructed from a verb?

Can someone kindly explain the structure of this sentence to me (in general terms)? I am most confused about the following: The verb looks like it is in position 3 What is 'Trainierte' in this ...
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Webcambild/Webcambilder/Webcambildern: Image and/or video?

Does Webcambild/Webcambilder/Webcamdern refer to a webcam that only shows images or can it refer to a webcam that shows streaming video? eg: "Gegenstand dieses Vertrages ist die Bereitstellung von ...

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