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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/profile/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.


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

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


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


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

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