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"Das Geschlecht der Richter."

January 15, 2013

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tmvphil

If this was 'judges' shouldn't it be 'die Richter'?

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LiveWithMiracle

is it common that the word "of" is omitted sometime in the sentence?

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

'of' is often replaced with articles which change according to the object's case. 'der' = of the, here. The gender of the judge would be 'Das Geschlecht des Richters'. It's there, but hidden in the object's article, if this doesn't confuse you too much. Otherwise: Yes, we omitt it and use a grammatical case to express the same.

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bkloss

Why is "The gender of the judges" correct, but "The sex of the judges" is incorrect?

February 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dergottman

Both should be correct.

February 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bkloss

Thanks. That is what I thought.

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LB_StorM

The genitive case was excluded from colloquial/informal German, and only still exists in the written language, nicht wahr? I think I read this once.

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

That's not completely true, in my opinion. It is often replaced with dative in informal, colloquial speech, but I think it also depends on your socilisation, education and personal preference. Also, there are situations – and they're not rare – where one would use formal language verbally, not only written. I, on my part, prefer the genetive. But of course, when talking to someone close without much pondering sentences, the dative slips through more often than I'd like. A friend of mine always corrects people who use dative instead of genetive, for example.

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/atlrl

I put "The judge's gender" and it was wrong.

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/surfreak

In this sentence, there is more than one judge. So a correct sentence mimicking the structure of yours would be "The judges' genders"

February 16, 2013
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