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Old 03-15-2014, 12:35 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I'm learning it because its a cool language. It just sounds really cool. However I have trouble with word order and die, der, and das.
Well the articles der, die and das are rather randomly chosen.
There's no rule, why something has it's special gender.
The rain is a dude, love is a chick, the sky is a dude, stars are dudes, genitals are neutrums.. There's absolutely no rule.
I think that's extremely hard to remember, when German is not your native tongue
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:56 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Well the articles der, die and das are rather randomly chosen.
There's no rule, why something has it's special gender.
The rain is a dude, love is a chick, the sky is a dude, stars are dudes, genitals are neutrums.. There's absolutely no rule.
I think that's extremely hard to remember, when German is not your native tongue
That's the nice thing about English, despite all its quirks: with the exceptions of ships, aircraft, cars, and locomotives (all female), the genders make sense. That was one of the main difficulties I had learning German.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:06 PM   #83 (permalink)
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That's the nice thing about English, despite all its quirks: with the exceptions of ships, aircraft, cars, and locomotives (all female), the genders make sense. That was one of the main difficulties I had learning German.
Don't you guys call the sun a "He" ? :P
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Don't you guys call the sun a "He" ? :P
I think that's a poetic thing. I'm not sure what the actual rule is, but I've always referred to the sun as neuter. Hobbits, on the other hand, refer to the sun as female. But that's another story...
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What? No.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:15 PM   #86 (permalink)
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I think that's a poetic thing. I'm not sure what the actual rule is, but I've always referred to the sun as neuter. Hobbits, on the other hand, refer to the sun as female. But that's another story...
Because she is!!!
I mean she's the giver of warmth and life for our whole solar system.
It's the same in German.
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Yup, the moon is a dude :P
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What? No.
ok then the american dad intro told me liez! All liez!
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Because she is!!!
I mean she's the giver of warmth and life for our whole solar system.
It's the same in German.
Die Sonne
Der Mond

Yup, the moon is a dude :P
I've always thought of them in reverse, with the moon feminine. Probably because the moon is closer to what I like in a girl.
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I've always thought of them in reverse, with the moon feminine. Probably because the moon is closer to what I like in a girl.
Cold and gray?
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Cold and gray?
Not trying to steal the show and light the world, just happy to sit around and reflect. OK, that was a terrible pun.
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