https://www.duolingo.com/MattiasDufault

Rock, Röcke, Röcken

Rock in german means skirt. So when should I use Rocke and Röcken? Google translate says all three of these words are actual words. Help?

June 1, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/MaxBabel

Just to complete the discussion, all nouns in the dative plural add -n. Exceptions are plurals that already end with -n and those that form their plural with -s.

die Röcke -> den Röcken die Frauen -> den Frauen die Autos -> den Autos

June 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GeraldRe

Hi Mattias

ein (der) Rock = the (the) skirt

mehrere (die) Röcke = several (the)skirts

A example sentence for "Röcken". Ich nahm die Knöpfe von den Röcken = I took the buttons from the skirts.

But i am sure someone else can explain the grammatical rule for "Röcken".

June 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MadBaChi

"Röcken" is Dativ Plural. The form of the word changes, but the meaning remains the same. The overall declination of "der Rock" would be:

Singular

Nominativ: der Rock (Eg.: "Der Rock ist schön." - "The skirt is beautiful.")

Genitiv: des Rocks/ des Rockes (Eg.: "Der Knopf des Rocks ist schön." - "The skirt's button is beautiful.")

Dativ: dem Rock/ dem Rocke (Eg.: "Ich habe den Knopf von dem Rock genommen." - "I took the button from the skirt.")

Akkusativ: den Rock (Eg.: "Ich mag den Rock." - "I like the skirt.")

Plural:

Nominativ: die Röcke (Eg.: "Die Röcke sind schön." - "The skirts are beautiful.")

Genitiv: der Röcke (Eg.: "Die Knöpfe der Röcke sind schön schön." - "The skirts' buttons are beautiful.")

Dativ: den Röcken (Eg.: "Ich habe die Knöpfe von den Röcken genommen." - "I took the buttons from the skirts.")

Akkusativ: die Röcke (Eg.: "Ich mag die Röcke." - "I like the skirts.")

I hope that helps. :)

June 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MissDriss4ever

in your nice example "Ich nahm die Knöpfe von den Röcken" Röcken is Dativ (plural)

June 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hivemindx

To add to what other people have already said you can find noun forms on Wiktionary.de. Here's what it has for Rock:- https://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/Rock

June 1, 2017
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