"Ein Mann sieht Rot."

February 13, 2013


Why is red a noun here?

February 26, 2013

A good question.

Most newspaper and the duden seem to write "sieht rot", in such a context. I have found a few references where it is written as "sieht Rot". This seems mostly when the article is about a soccer player getting a red card, in which case it makes sense that "Rot" is used as a noun.

In summary: without context, it is probably not a noun, but can be.

March 1, 2013

... So in summary, one shouldn't be "woot'ed" for writing it with miniscule 'r' as in 'rot'?

March 1, 2013

No, lowercase "r" is definitely good.

March 1, 2013

As mentioned above this usually means the man is very angry.

In German there is an adjective red and a noun red.

"Rot" meaning the color red. "rot" meaning the red car.

And in this case it is written with a capital R and therefore a noun, meaning the man sees some thing described as red.

June 9, 2013

is this a german way to say the man is angry? just like in english?

February 13, 2013

Yes. Even the Duden lists it :)

February 13, 2013

Ah, and here's me thinking we have Jaqen Ha'gar on the Duolingo team.

June 27, 2013
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