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Die Kleidung ist gut. or Die kleidung sind gut.

Die Kleidung ist gut. or Die kleidung sind gut. Which sentence is related to { the clothes are good } ?

May 3, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeleeNess23

Ist, because Kleidung is a singular word. It would translate more closely to "clothing".

May 3, 2016

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

Thank you

April 21, 2018

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

Well, it all depends if you're talking about clothing, as in more than one pieces of clothing, or clothing, as in multiple pieces of clothing. Sind is for plural, and ist is for singular.

May 3, 2016

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

Nope. die Kleidung is always treated as a singular noun. Never "sind". If you wanted to "pluralise" it, you'd have to turn it into die Kleidungsstücke (the items/pieces of clothing).

May 3, 2016

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

Really? Thank you for letting me know! I never knew that!

May 3, 2016

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

There is also the word das Kleid, plural die Kleider. Normally it means (woman's) dress or gown, but it used to mean clothes in general. You might find this meaning in poetry or old books.

May 4, 2016
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