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"Osten und Westen"

Translation:east and west

January 2, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lafayette94th

The old West Germany/East Germany divide.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzic123

Why not "Ost und West"?

are these adjective declension cases?


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

Think of Ost-, etc. as 'prefixes', i.e. Südafrika, Nordatlantik. But the directions themselves end in -en. It's not declension - it's just their names.

Here's a YouTube lesson on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ugXdXQwF7w


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

Allies and Axis


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n1j4t

daheim das Best


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

Is this like "the east and the west", rather than just the directions?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/x.Black.x

Do Germans have any sayings to remember which direction is which? For example: In the U.S. we say funny things like "Never(for North) Eat(for East) Soggy(for South) Waffles(for West)" and many more. I think it's more to remember which ways are East and West though. People get them mixed up a lot. I don't think anyone ever forgets North and South.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/requin230

Not as far as I know.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lafayette94th

Der Kalte Krieg.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joseph556092

Could these also respectively refer to general geographic counterparts, the West (the Occident) and the East (the Orient)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/austin.woo2

My name is Austin, and it sounds like they keep saying my name throughout this lesson!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/W2rwOmTh

Why is the speaker talking like this? It sounds weird.

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