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"Diese Zeitung ist wichtiger als die."

January 16, 2013

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/andrew.montanaro

Could "This newspaper is more important that /her/" technically work?

April 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/greenfire315

Die can mean that? Can someone please explain?

April 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bf2010
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Diese Zeitung (hier) ist wichtiger als die (dort). So "die" is short for "die dort" and in that way contrasts like in English this (here) - that (there)

April 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/greenfire315

So "hier" and "dort" are implied? Dort has an article, and it's feminine? And I guess I asked about die because I was wondering if the word for "that" can be changed to the article of the thing you are discussing, and die Zeitung is feminine. Thanks!

April 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bf2010
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Glad to be of help (Es ist schön, dass ich Ihnen helfen konnte) :-)

April 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/greenfire315

Thank you for helping, though the last reply was a question. :P

April 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bf2010
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Sorry, one more time; DIE Zeitung is feminine; "Diese Zeitung (die Zeitung hier=this newspaper) ist wichtiger als DIE (short for "die Zeitung dort=that newspaper). Theoretically you could use DIESE or DIE in both cases (die Zeitung ist wichtiger als die Zeitung/diese Zeitung ist wichtiger als diese) but to avoid confusion people normally use a combination of "diese" and "die". (German can be quite funny when someone say on a shopping trip: Ich will die da und nicht da die...I want this one and not that one :-))

May 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mnogues

better: Diese Zeitung ist wichtiger als diese da.

January 16, 2013
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