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"The apology"

January 4, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elephantasaur

How are we supposed to know which words are feminine, masculine, or neuter without any real context?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaspercat

Nouns ending with'ung' are feminine.


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    Is it all of them?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaspercat

    Nouns are always feminine if they end in 'ung', 'heit', 'keit', 'taet' (sorry no umlaut on my keyboard) or 'shaft'. There are others, take a look at this..http://german.about.com/library/blgen_die.htm


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jualpremiumm06

    You really just have to learn it. There isn't a 100% way in much in German. I suggest do not just learn 'Entschuldigung' but learn it as 'die Entschuldigung'.. same goes with EVERYTHING else. all other nouns. just learn their articles.. it'll save you.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jovopavic

    apology is feminine isn't it...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Antiageism

    I'm having a hard time memorizing spelling this stuff!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hanson.stephenj

    Entschuldigung is definitely a difficult one! Perhaps try flash cards; drill it into your brain. :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaspercat

    Entschuldigung is the word I seem to use most around and about here in Switzerland!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arexroat

    is there a reason why it counted me off for not capitalizing "die"? Or is that just a technical error?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Racorac

    It is the beginning of a sentence so it should be capitalised. It must be a bug


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abeceda

    I wrote Die Verzeihung and it was incorrect. Why?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatriciaJH

    This page says it's old style, and no longer commonly used: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090401215954AAXSuNG


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zeptometer

    Sounds like a band name :S

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