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German words with three of the same letters in a row?

Take an open source dictionary or a closed one, if you have access and it is in textform and a scripting language of your choice, like bash, and search yourself: for c in {a..z}; do grep $c$c$c ~/lib/...
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German words with three of the same letters in a row?

While there are no atomic words with three identical letters in a row, this pattern can sometimes be found in compounds. Compounds (the German word is Kompositum) are a combination of two or more ...
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Is it possible to create a sentence with only one repeated (more than twice) word

As others said in the comments this is quite difficult in German language, because most sentences need some kind of "beginning". But this Website gives an example with 8 words. «Weichen ...
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The shortest legal German sentence

The answer to your question depends on what a sentence is. But this is not really clear. Wikipedia claims that there are about 200 different definitions of what a grammatical sentence is. So you ...
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Dialect of a story from the "Koch-Buch für die Deutschen in Amerika" (1897)

This sounds clearly Swabian - a few indicators are Metzelsupp (used in Southern German dialects), S' Kürbsamärtes Hansjörg (common way of naming, i.e. genitive of family name followed by first name ...
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The shortest legal German sentence

If it is about the shorteness, imperative works: Geh! If number of characters matter, tu, üb, sä, iß (alt.) would optimize your request (as remarked by Wrzlprmft).
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»The Hague« in English = »Den Haag« in German. Why not »Der Haag« or »Das Haag«?

We simply use the Dutch name of that city and don't translate it into German - And that happens to be Den Haag. The fact that this looks like "den", the accusative of "der" is pure coincidence (or ...
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German words with three of the same letters in a row?

Rules If I didn’t miss something, the official regulations specify triple letters only implicitly, because they contain no rule for collapsing them into two, except for the three “exceptions” Drittel,...
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Is there a longest German word?

There ist that lore about the German language that might make it look to bystanders as if German conversation would be attacking each other with monster word constructs of massive length. This is not ...
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Wörter mit ungünstiger Silbentrennung

Im Duden Die deutsche Rechtschreibung rot unterlegt: Analphabet Das Wort Analphabet und seine Ableitungen sollten nicht zwischen l und p getrennt werden, da sonst eine irritierende und das Lesen ...
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Of nouns that can be one of two genders, are there any that can't be masculine?

das Steuer = steering wheel die Steuer = tax der Steuer doesn't exist
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»The Hague« in English = »Den Haag« in German. Why not »Der Haag« or »Das Haag«?

Den Haag is the Dutch name of the city. The den in there is not considered a German accusative masculine definite article (or a German plural dative definite article) but an integral part of the city’...
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Is it possible to create a sentence with only one repeated (more than twice) word

Similar to the already existing answer, and unfortunately two words less :( Grillen Grillen Grillen, grillen Grillen Grillen.
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Wörter mit ungünstiger Silbentrennung

Abt-reibung - Ab-treibung Alpeno-strand - Alpen-ostrand Alter-steilzeit - Alters-teilzeit Anal-phabeten - An-alphabeten Anschlag-sorte - Anschlags-orte Arbeit-samt - Arbeits-amt Aussen-dung - Aus-...
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Is it possible to create a sentence with only one repeated (more than twice) word

I just made up the following stupid family of examples. First, let's start modest, using the fact that the verb "sagen" (to say) is also a noun (myth / legend / saga): Sagen Sagen Sagen, sagen Sagen ...
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German words with three of the same letters in a row?

The German dictionary linked to by this answer can be searched with a simple regex (for example using Notepad++). The dictionary file returned 3637 hits for the regex search (.)\1{2,}. Unfortunately, ...
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Is there a German feminine noun which has the same plural form?

One candidate is Mark (as a currency): Dafür bezahlte man fünf Mark. However, it could be argued that this is not really plural, but a unit-of-measure singular (cf. zehn Grad, zwanzig Stück). ...
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»The Hague« in English = »Den Haag« in German. Why not »Der Haag« or »Das Haag«?

As others have pointed out: Den Haag is a Dutch name, adopted without change in German. In the source language "den" is a local or archaic variant of "de", the definite article for masc. and fem. sing....
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German words with three of the same letters in a row?

Geschirrreiniger (crockery cleaner) and Nussschokolade (nut chocolate)
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Das seltenste Wort der deutschen Sprache

Die minimale Häufigkeit mit der ein Wort benutzt werden kann ist 1. Wörter mit dieser Frequenz werden Hapax Legomena genannt, und in einem beliebigen Text wird in etwa die Hälfte aller Wörter diese ...
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Wörter mit vielen Anagrammen

Naja, sammeln wir halt Dies ist ein Community Wiki, jeder kann beitragen. ###Anagramme mit drei oder mehr Lösungen Länge 12: ansteigender, eingesandter, eintragendes, gastierenden, stagnierende, ...
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Of nouns that can be one of two genders, are there any that can't be masculine?

There definitly are. Here are some examples: das / die E-Mail (Schweiz/Deutschland) [elektronische Post] die / das Nutella (source) die / das Cola (source) In this Answer are nouns included, that ...
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Wörter mit ungünstiger Silbentrennung

Mir ist heute der Lese-Fehler 'tatun-beteiligt' passiert. Habe 'tatun' tatsächlich gegoogelt, der Groschen fiel sehr langsam. grins
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Is there a longest German word?

There is no longest German word because there is no largest natural number. While cardinal numbers above 1 million are written in German as a sequence of separate words (like "zwei Milliarden ...
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Verben mit den meisten Vokalwechseln

Ich wage zu behaupten, dass 6 das Maximum ist. Erstmal muss man bedenken, dass das theoretische Maximum bei 8 liegt. Also 5 Vokale und 3 Umlaute. Sehr viel Steigerungspotenzial ist da nicht mehr ...
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Deutsche Wörter mit allen deutschen Sonderbuchstaben

Gestern fand ich eher zufällig: tränenüberströmt. Adjektive kommen bisher bei euch noch gar nicht vor. Das Wort begeisterte mich so, dass ich heute erstmals schaue, ob sich auch andere schon diesem ...
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Zusammengesetztes Substantiv, welches stabil ist unter der Vertauschung der Substantive?

Das Wort Tiefenschärfe bedeutet laut Duden Schärfentiefe, und auch bei Wikipedia ist man der Meinung, dass die beiden Wörter oft synonym gebraucht werden. Wenn Du also darüber hinwegsehen kannst, ...
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What is the present-day connotation of 'Tunte'?

There may be differences across various demographics, but in general, I think that the closest equivalent in English would be queen -- at least as far as meaning is concerned. Wikipedia seems to ...
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