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"They themselves would rather give out a four or a five."

February 26, 2013

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

"Eine" what? What is the noun?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bl1zl3er

Vier and Fünf are the nouns here. In Germany, grades go from 1 (best) to 6(worst) and that is how the numbers are used here. What the sentence means is that They are not really satisfied with the result (borderline failing).


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

Thank you. If they are nouns, though, shouldn't they be capitalized?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bl1zl3er

yes, they should.

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