"These are private books."

Translation:Das sind private Bücher.

January 4, 2013



why isn't the correct form "privaten Bücher" as this is the nominative plural form?

May 20, 2013

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Nominative plural is -e. It is only -en after articles.

May 30, 2013

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As I see it the weak inflection should be used because of the definite article "Das". Then the plural nominative in weak inflection has an -en ending. So I don't understand why use the -e ending.

July 8, 2014


From what I believe, here there is no definite defined article. Due to the 'Das sind' structure, not then requiring an 'a' or 'the' to follow it. 'Das ist' would follow a mixed or weak inflection scenario.

As it is 'Das Sind' we then work with the Strong Inflection, and thus: Nominative Plural is -e.

Strong Inflections for nominative are -er, -e, -es, -e
Masc, Fem, Neu, Plural respectively

August 25, 2014

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"Diese sind private Bücher" doesn't work?

January 4, 2013


Do you mean it isn't accepted or it isn't correct? (Or both? They do sometimes happen at the same time.) Because it was a "correct solution" for me.

July 7, 2015


Same question.

August 15, 2013


what's my mistake with "Diese Bücher sind privat"?

April 27, 2013


sounds right to me

May 21, 2014

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And was accepted, August, '15

August 19, 2015


i tried 'die sind....' and no luck either......?

March 8, 2013


These is not Those, right? If you ask for these books, then it is Diese Bücher, not Das, am I right?

January 6, 2015


I tried "die sind" and it corrected me as "dies sind" - anyone know why?

January 29, 2015


Die is the singular feminine definite article. Dies is the stem of the der-word dieser, meaning these. I dont know why it doesn't take an ending, though.

October 21, 2017

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Don't scratch your heads, -analyses:

Diese sind private Bücher. DUO means it is right, but its not!!!

Das sind private Bücher. DUO means it is right, but its not!!!

My anser:

Dieses sind private Bücher. DUO means it is wrong, but its not!!!

Hence correct answer: "Dieses sind private Bücher."

The owl had a bad day I guess. :-(

Is reported now.

October 5, 2013
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