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Ich

Hey, I know all nouns need to be capitalized. But isn't Ich a noun? Do pronouns not count? Because in lesson 4, it said "Du lernst, ich spiele". It didn't capitalize "Ich".

February 14, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

Pronouns aren't capitalized. Ich is a personal pronoun and therefore needs a minor i, unless it's in the very beginning of a sentence.

February 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ichilingo

Thanks. I hate how pronouns don't get the same respect. :(

February 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RARosenberger

One quick clarification. The pronoun "Sie" and its derived forms, such as "Ihnen", are capitalized when they mean the polite "you". Properly, "with you" is "mit Ihnen" and "with them" is "mit ihnen".

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/marziotta

If you want to be polite with a friend, you can capitalise the "Du" as well. I think it is a bit old fashioned but I like to do it. :)

February 17, 2013
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