https://www.duolingo.com/4of92000

"Mädchen mögen Babys."

January 14, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/4of92000

I notice that the y to ies rule doesn't work in German

January 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Katherle
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Yes, exactly :). Until the spelling reform in 1996, both "Babies" and "Babys" were possible plural forms in German. Now all loan words from English that end in -y have to be spelled with "-ys" in the plural. The English plural form is no longer possible in German, so it's "Babys", "Ladys", etc.

January 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnekaNeko

I feel so dirty spelling it "babys".

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Wishnap

i like pie

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/smenke94

this is pretty sexist

March 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kweatherwalks

I'll give that girl a baby
Girls love babies

August 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/IvanLiu
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Oops, what is the difference between Babys and Babies, I choose Babys, the answer shows it should be Babies

July 18, 2013
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