Yup, i agree. A nice idea is to download german keyboard preferably with suggestions. Helps u alot in answers (spellings etc).
you don't have to for it to accept it.... you can even use lowercase b for the fancy B, like sub for sweet, and it'll work.
If you want to substitute scharfes s (ß) you can do it using double s (ss) which is grammatically correct.
Round your lips like you're going to pronounce the o sound and instead make an e sound
Is this how to pronounce Ö/ö every time? Because I've noticed ä isn't pronounced the same in all of the words.
Like all German simple vowels, ö has two pronunciations: a “short” one and a “long” one. They are usually similar but (except for the pronunciation of a or ä) not the same.
“Short ö” is /œ/ while “long ö” is /ø/, if you can read the International Phonetic Alphabet. Or if you speak French, they’re the vowels of neuf and deux, respectively.
So is there a way to tell how to (probably) spell a word by hearing it? A general rule based on the length of the vowel sound? Or is it like gender, and we have to learn as we go?
General rules, yes, but not enough to know for sure how to spell something.
A consonant may be written doubled (pp, tt, ck, bb, dd, gg, ss, mm, nn) to show that the vowel before it is short, e.g. raten ("to guess"; long A) vs. Ratten ("rats"; short A).
A vowel may be written doubled (aa, ee, oo) to show that it is long. (Instead of ii, we write ie.)
A vowel may be followed by h to show that it is long: ah äh eh ih oh öh uh üh. You can even find ieh, which marks the i as long twice.
But then you have, for example, Bett (which is definitely short: double consonant after it) and Beet (which is definitely long: double vowel) -- but Gebet also has a long E in the second syllable. Here, the marker of length is the single consonant after it. A hypothetical word Bet would be pronounced the same way as Beet.
Similarly, vage (vague) and Waage (scales, for measuring weight) sound exactly the same, but one marks the length implicitly through the single following consonant, the other explicitly with double aa.
And sometimes, the final consonant of a short word is not doubled after a short vowel. For example, Weg (way, path) has a long vowel but weg (gone) has a short vowel.
So there are general tendencies but you can't know for sure whether (say) long E will be written e (before single consonant) or ee or eh.
Sometimes, multiple spellings are possible -- as with Lehre (apprenticeship; doctrine) versus Leere (emptiness), which are pronounced identically (with long E in the first syllable) but spelled differently.
So: guidelines, yes, which can narrow down the range of possible spellings, but the exact spelling still has to be memorised.
Finally: short E and short Ä sound identical, so if you hear that sound, you can't know whether (say) Stengel or Stängel is correct. (In fact, the former was correct before 1996, the latter after 1996, for complicated reasons.) And sometimes the difference is used to indicate separate meanings: Lerche (lark) is a bird, Lärche (larch) a tree. And Seite is a side while Saite is a string on a musical instrument -- pronounced identically.
how we identify for The-Das,Der,Die Like The oil-Das Ol The Suppe-Die Soop The Rice-Der Reis So confusing. .please help us
can someone explain to me how to know which nouns will use das, die, or der as the article?
Aber "Der" im english is translated as "The" oder nur "Das" is "The" (sorry for my German - English schreiben xD)
My dictionary says that "der Öl" is oil, while "das Öl" is olive oil. Weird
It says I have a typo, even though I wrote 'Oel' as reccomended alternative in absence of the umlaut keyboard.