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

'die Ehe' vs. 'die Hochzeit'

What is the difference between:

  • die Ehe and die Hochzeit?
  • der Beamter and der Offizier?
  • der Wärter and die Wache?
  • Fachmann

Thanks

May 15, 2017

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

die Ehe = The period after the event 'Hochzeit'

die Hochzeit = The event or actual day of marriage.

der Beamte = In public service. e.g. as a teacher, tax authorities, citizen office etc.

der Offizier = A military rank

der Wärter = Night watch, e.g. in a museum, mostly unarmed. Examples i know (Zoowärter, Museumswärter)

die Wache = Armed, or with the ability to fight against intruders. But the difference is not so clear in this last example and the words are used very similar. Maybe someone else can point it out better.


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

Thank you for the quick reply


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rikki134354

It is "der Beamte", but "ein Beamter". Der Beamter ist not correct.


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

The same like der Vorsitzende; ein Vorsitzender?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rikki134354

Yes, exactly. Another example would be der Vorgesetzte, ein Vorgesetzter.


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

Yes, exactly.

And many other nouns derived from adjectives, e.g. der Abgeordnete, der Verwandte, der Außerirdische.

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