(das) Gebäude = Building (Please put the dots on the a, it makes a difference to meaning as well as pronunciation. If you can't find the ä on your keyboard, use "ae", that is the accepted alternative).
(der) Bau = Building works (I.e. an unfinished building that is still in the process of going up). Bau also means "warren", as in where rabbits, badgers, groundhogs etc. live.
Thanks for using the word "warren," I had never heard it before and was confused because all I could think of was the politician.
How is the dipthong "äu" pronounced? I can't tell if they are saying "eye" or "oy/oi" in "Gebäude."
First, Gebäude is a neuter word (das Gebäude), so in the nominative AND the accusative case it will be "ein Gebäude".
Second, even if Gebäude were masculine, it would still be 'ein' as the verb 'sein' (to be - sind, ist, seid, bin) equates two equal things, so the case stays nominative for both sides. Therefore Gebäude is in nominative case.
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It can refer to both.
Ich gehe noch zur Schule "I still go to school" means that you're a schoolchild -- here Schule is a concept.
Die Schule ist abgebrannt "The school has burned down" refers to the building
And something like die Wiener Schule "the Viennese School" would refer to a kind of movement rather than a literal school.
What are the phonotactic rules that dictate when to spell a noun with äu vs eu?
"ein Gebäude" Sir, Gebäude is plural then how and why ein is used. we can use eine Gebäude.
Not really. A school can convene in a building, but the school is not the building.
No it means "building", i.e. a physical construction.
They said the answer is one school is one building. We in America would say one school in the building. You can have a huge building and part of it can be a school. This is a confusing sentence.
Does it really matter if i chose lower case a instead of uppercase A, like for ❤❤❤❤ sake