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"Bekleidung"

February 27, 2013

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Is "Bekleidung" only "the attire" when attached to "die?" I put "attire" for this, and it said it was wrong. Earlier, it said "Die Bekleidung" meant "the attire." Is that some weird grammar rule?


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

actually you need the definite article in singular to know which of the three genders in German a word has. "Bekleidung" is a quite general term, according to wiktionary "attire" is more "Kleidung": http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/attire

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