https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MLG.golen

"etwas" oder "manche"?

They both mean "some" but are they interchangeable? or are they used in different contexts?

December 24, 2015

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

Etwas is singular, manche is plural- etwas Käse or manche Kinder.

December 24, 2015

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

Though manche also has a singular form: manches Kind "many a child".

(This is also, I think, the form behind "manchmal" (sometimes), presumably from "manches Mal" = at some times.)

December 25, 2015

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

I don't think manche is used for uncountable nouns (and vice-versa for etwas).

  • Manche Milchpakete
  • Etwas Milch

  • Manche Euromünzen

  • Etwas Geld
December 25, 2015

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

Finally, etwas is used for uncountable thing and manche for countable one.

June 30, 2017
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