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Understanding use of "die" in a song lyric

The song states "Suche die eine große Liebe" which translates to "Looking for a great love" (via google translate) What is the purpose of "die" in the sentence?

July 23, 2017

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

In this example 'die' is a regular defined article, nothing special about it. In this example 'eine' is not an undefined article and instead its a numeral.

A proper translation would be 'Looking for the one true (lit. big) love'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aaronz131926

Thank you! That clears things up.


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

I think that it means Look ING not just look-Please feel free to tell me am wrong


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

You're wrong. Probably.

"Suche" at the beginning of a sentence is probably an imperative (a command): "Look!"

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