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"The boy is tall."

Translation:Der Junge ist groß.

October 29, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/holly407008

I dont have that letter on my keyboard


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

On a computer, you can either install a German keyboard, or type alt+225: ß
On a smartphone, some have the Eszett as option upon long touching the s key, or, again, you download a German keyboard.

If you want or can do none of the above, simply type ss, the system recognises it as correct, and this is the way the Swiss (and a few others) write it anyway.

sfuspvwf npj


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manajelly.101

Thanks so much for this! I had no idea how to type the Eszett. ẞ


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/david314404

Der jungerist groß


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Sadly omitting a space causes two errors as the one word has too many wrong letters and the other word seems to be missing. All nouns are also capitalized. in German. "Der Junge ist groß."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.ypwsbd

I don't have that letter In my keyboard


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Scroll down for information as you do not have to see it on your keyboard to type it.


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

Then you have the following choices:

  1. If you’re on mobile, you may in fact already have it, it’s just hidden. Try long-pressing the s button.
  2. If that doesn’t help, the recommended solution is to install a German keyboard layout. The way you do this depends on the system you’re using but a short Google search should give you a tutorial. Don’t worry, it doesn’t just replace the English one, you can switch back and forth at a button press.
  3. If you’re on a computer, most systems allow you to use unicode escape sequences to enter characters. Essentially this means hitting some escape character and then the numeric code of that character. This does work but it’s quite tedious because you have to remember the codes for each of the characters, and even if you do it takes comparatively long to enter it compared to the single button press you get on a German keyboard layout.
  4. Use “ss” as a substitute. This is what we do when we find ourselves in an ASCII-only environment (for example an URL, all caps, or the interface of a database where we don’t know if it can handle ß and umlauts). That said, German orthography only accepts that as a makeshift solution; in a test it would be wrong. What’s more, there are a couple of words which are distinguished by the difference between ß and ss, so if you use ss you can’t tell them apart anymore. So this one is subobtimal and I would only use it as a temporary workaround until you have set up your system in a way that allows you to enter the correct ß.

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

Its the same as 'gross'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adli346809

Rrealy I cant find that letter too.


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

Came for this. Used "b"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

it is a double s though and not a b.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Scroll up as it doesn't have to be on your keyboard to use it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.PmZYwE

Same me i also dont have that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.na8B3B

You don't have on kebord letters then how are you typing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.7Xca0Y

Long press the 's' key, key have different options


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.y4ozXo

Icant write tall in german


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Yes, anyone can. You can add a free software keyboard through Settings on most devices and through Control Panel in Windows: Deutsch. Some phones give a pop-up menu when s is pressed for a while which includes ß. You can also type ss.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

On an iphone, long press the s from the English keyboard until a menu pops up with various forms of that letter including ß that you can scroll over. On my android phone, I had to go to Settings first and add a free software keyboard: Deutsch (German word for German language.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.SfJQ9c

Did u got the answer


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

If you press the "S" letter you can see these "ß § Ś Š Ş"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T3req1883

Kein problem Veränderung dein handyTastatur


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuraiDan2

Their is no proper alphabet letter on the keyboard to correct mispelling.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

You will be able to type it without seeing it on your keyboard. On a phone, hold down the s key until a pop-up menu appears with forms of that letter to scroll over. This works on all iphones, ipads and even mac computer. On another device you may have to go to Settings to add a free software keyboard language: "Deutsch".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuraiDan2

Their is no proper alphabet letter on the keyboard to spell gloB. B was a substitute for German letter, before.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

The word is groß with an r not an l and the eszett is a form of s which can be available to you if you go to Settings (or Control Panel for Windows) of your device and add a free software keyboard language: "Deutsch" (the German word for German language).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuraiDan2

Their is no proper alphabet letter on the keyboard to spell gloB. B, was a substitute for German letter, before.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

No, the correct substitution is "ss". This ß is not a form of B, but rather a form of s.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ali242748

Doesn't lang mean tall?


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

lang means "long", and as in English is usually used to refer to a horizontal dimension (or the biggest dimension of something long and thin that can be horizontal, like a rope or ladder).

When talking about someone's height, German usually uses groß and klein.


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

But, in an earlier question to "the man is tall", the 'correct' answer there was "lang" not "groß".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

No, that is not usually used for people except in a certain expression about Prussian soldiers. If you ever come across that, report it. This one is correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.6hueF3

Made a mistake if you google it youll get groß


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyShadow46n2

so "groß" and "klein" are for vertical amplitude is length. and "lang" and "kurz" horizontal amplitude for length?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

The words "groß" and "klein" mean "tall" and "short" when used with people. A tree or building would use "hoch" which means "high". For things "groß" and "klein" mean "big" and "small".


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

That's a very regional thing. In a Berlin dialect (and some other dialects as well) you could say 'lang' to mean 'tall'. The Prussian army for example was famous for their 'lange Kerls'. In most parts of Germany though, 'lang' means 'long', and 'groß' means either 'big' or 'tall'.


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

Thanks. It's a little confusing when Duolingo says it's OK in one sentence and not in the next..... :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Well that is a specific expression, Kerl is also used in another expression to mean "you mean thing!" and things use "lang", so using "lang" instead of "groß" rather shows that those soldiers were somehow less human. Whether they were brutal fighting machines or expendable or both, I do not know. It just gives a different feel to it.

For things "groß" means "big", while for people "groß" means "tall".

https://dictionary.reverso.net/german-english/Kerls


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jerryeverett07

Yes, matter of fact Duo used "lang" yesterday in the same sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

I wonder if someone reported it as also correct for a particular dialect. The word "groß" would be the more common word to use.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbdelRhman906049

Sure! And it made me upset too !


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

Groß ;) Using “B” instead is basically the same as if you wrote “9” instead of “g”. If you can’t enter the character ß, please have a quick scan over this thread to find out how to do that, or at least find an appropriate ASCII substitute.


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Der Junge ist hoch


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

why not der junge ist hoch?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

The word "hoch" is used for things to mean "high". A building can be high or tall, but a person who is high isn't necessarily tall. It is a whoke different meaning for people, use "groß" for tall for people.


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

But why... why is the man tall (lang) and the boy is tall, yet he's groß??


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

exactly! frustrating....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Both are "groß, and "lang" is used for things, but there is an expression about soldiers being "lang" which makes them seem like things.


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

Why is "Der Junge ist hoch" wong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

"high" is used for buildings not for "tall" for people.


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

I thought I could use "hoch" for tall. Is that only for buildings and trees and mountains and such?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Yes, it means "high".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moley0603

10 May 2018 - Duo I have just come across a sentence in the same unit where you translated "er ist lang" for "he is tall". So why are you now not accepting my answer":Der Junge ist lang" for "the boy is tall"? Jerryeverett07 below reported this discrepancy 5 months ago; please review this translation and allow the translation"Der Junge ist lang". Thank you.


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

The boy is gross.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/exp271828

I few others in this discussion have already asked "Why is 'Der Junge ist hoch' considered wrong?" I'd like to add my name to those who have already asked this question - I scrolled to the end looking for an answer, and didn't see one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tigerstyle1066

Yep, agree. I answered "Der Junge ist hoch" also


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Think, what if you said someone is high. Wouid someone think that person is tsll or....? Buildings can be "hoch."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thechain91

Why isn't hoch accepted for tall? Seriously, it's been years judging from previous comments.


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

Please confer other comments on the subject. Hoch is not appropriate here because while English uses “tall” for people, German does not use hoch that way. Only places or things like mountains or things can be hoch. People are groß. (And similarly, short people are klein, not kurz.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thechain91

My bad, my wires crossed trying to learn too many adjectives at once. Thank you for your reply :)


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

groß equal big but hoch equal tall.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

No, for a person "groß" always means "tall".

"hoch" = "high"

"lang" = "long"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isabell120920

Im dyslexic and spelling in other languages is hard


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Coco558460

I don't have a German keyboard so with these questions I'm having trouble because my English keyboard keeps auto correcting


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

I’m afraid then you only have three options:

  1. add a German keyboard layout (this is what I would recommend. Don’t worry, you can switch back and forth at any time – in fact if you’re using a common keyboard software on your mobile, there’s a good chance Duolingo will automatically switch to the appropriate language layout if one is available),
  2. turn off autocorrection,
  3. just put up with having to go back and correct the “corrections” every second word.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/farzaneh956244

Hi I Think if "lang/adj"yes means tall-high-long


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

lang = long

hoch = high

The word "groß" always means "tall" when talking about a person.


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

Can you already fix this, Duo? When the man is in question, then lang is accepted/required but when the boy is in question, then groß is correct. ❤❤❤...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

No, there is an expression that used lang with man for a soldier, but notmally tall is "groß" for both a man or a boy, for any person.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/willc000

Why is it not "das Junge?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moley0603

because it is "der Junge"; it just has to be memorised.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

In this case it is natural since “der” means masculine gender


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moley0603

That is right. Not always the case though eg das Mädchen.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

Yes, words ending on ”chen” are normally neuter


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moley0603

This very helpful tip that deserves 1 Lingot!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barbara679804

I agree with this completely as i was marked wrong for using lang.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Yes, "lang" = "long". You should use "groß" to mean "tall".


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

Being called "large" instead of "tall" can be misleading...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

groß = tall (for a person)


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

gross means big in every dictionary but here is tall . Tall is hoch I am sure about that and surely this a great mistake of doulingo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimyankee1

"Gross" is tall for people, "hoch" is tall for things, e.g. buildings, mountains, trees.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n0_b0dy

I honestly thought that it was something else like "hoch", but i guess it's "groß"! Thanks Duolingo! :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wsiev13

I too used lang and was counted wrong. Regardless of the fact that it is one of the hints.


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

lang, hoch, groß... SEND help!

Also if groß is tall, how do we express that he is big meaning that we needs XXL clothes?


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

We use groß/klein to talk about people’s height. It’s just the way it is. English “big” is dick – or if you really want to stress that the person is tall as well as burly, you’d just use two adjectives: groß und dick.

hoch is “tall” (of things), lang is “long” (be aware that, as said above, the antonym short corresponds to “klein” when talking about people, otherwise it’s “kurz”).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/louisng114

Can gro(ss) mean overweight or muscular when describing people?


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

No, groß only refers to height for people. There is no exact translation to English “big” in German; the closest equivalent would probably be kräftig. It is an (at least nice-ish) way to describe people who are not slim, either muscular or overweight. But where English “big” also implies height (at least it feels like that to me), kräftig doesn’t. So a short, stout person could also be described as kräftig.


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    Holding down on the S key isn't working


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dT5IuF1L

    Could directions be provided on using spcial characters and accents?


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

    Confer my answer to Aaron886490’s question.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicoleMiller-50

    I don't know how to change my keyboard to type German words


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erika16590

    I don't have the German characters on my keyboard so used ss instead as my German colleagues do but apparently that's wrong?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dheerajkum960127

    What's difference between der and die


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

    To simplify a bit: Gender. All German nouns belong to one of three categories which we usually refer to as masculine, feminine and neuter. Junge is masculine, so the article has to be masculine as well. A feminine word such as Frau “woman” for example would take a feminine article and a neuter one such as Haus “house” a neuter one.

    But be aware that the grammatical gender doesn’t have to be the same as the biological one – it’s just three categories for nouns. For most human nouns gender does agree with biological sex, but sometimes it doesn’t (for example Mädchen “girl” is neuter because it is a diminutive (a form which makes the noun sound small or cute) and those are always neuter in German). And animals and inanimate objects can be any of the three grammatical genders (for example Stuhl “chair” is masculine, Lampe “lamp” is feminine, and Bett “bed” is neuter). There are sometimes clues in noun endings, but more often than not you can’t tell the gender from just looking at the noun. The easiest solution is just to remember nouns together with the definite article. So don’t just learn Stuhl, Lampe, Bett but der Stuhl, die Lampe, das Bett.


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

    Says Correct Answer and is the Correct Answer but displays in Red Labelling the Comment in Red


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ebi1384

    Why some time i use groß for tall is acceptable but some times it is not acceptable??


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

    Groß is the correct translation if you’re talking about the height of people. When talking about the height of other things (mountains, trees etc) as well as the elevation of places, you say hoch.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.G2fnUL

    What is difference between der and die


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

    The form of the article depends on:

    1. the grammatical gender of the noun,
    2. whether it’s singular or plural,
    3. the “case” of the noun (a form showing you the role of the noun within the sentence).

    If we ignore case for the moment since you probably haven’t learned it yet, der is used for singular masculine nouns (Junge and Apfel are both masculine) and die is used for feminine nouns (e.g. die Frau, die Katze) as well as plural nouns regardless of gender. Singular neuter nouns use das: das Haus, das Kind.

    Also for the future, please have a quick scan over the thread before posting to see if your question has already been answered (in this case for example I have answered the same question from dheerajkum960127 slightly above, as well as a couple of similar ones as well). This helps reduce clutter ;) Thank you.


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

    When to use der or die?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Louis217953

    I got it right and it said i was wrong!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

    You probably wrote in German and not in English


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/simple156269

    When to use der and die?


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

    Confer my earlier answer toph.2GfnUL’s question above.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shawn207494

    You don't need a german key board but look at the bothom of the word it is a great tactic for begginers and now i don't need it now because I am in a hurry now because i have to defend my position in the diamond being a top one is hard because they can make us use duolingo for a long time just to ensure your being dominant


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

    Lang:long Groß: tall End of discussion


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suyash153035

    I am very Confused in die and der


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    "The" changes form in German depending on gender (masculine, neuter, feminine), number (singular or plural) and case (Nominative case, Accusative case, Dative case or Genitive case) for each noun.

    A subject of a sentence is in Nominative case and so

    for a masculine siingular noun "the" becomes "der",

    for a neuter singular noun "das",

    for a feminine singular noun "die" and

    for a plural of any gender "die".

    https://www.thoughtco.com/the-four-german-noun-cases-4064290

    There is a great chart for all the forms of der, das, die in the link that I provided. Note that "der" is also used for a feminine singular noun in Dative case, such as for an indirect object. This is a complete switch of the use of "der" which we will have memorized as a masculine singular form for the Nominative case. So memorize the uses of each form as specific to each case. "Der" is also used in Genitive case for a feminine singular noun or a plural noun. "Die" is also used for Accusative case for a feminine singular noun or a plural noun. "Das" is also used for a neuter singular noun in Accusative case as well as for Nominative case. "Den" is the form used for a masculine singular noun in Accusative case (This is the only form that changes from Nominative to Accusative case.) "Den" is also used for a plural noun in Dative case. "Dem" is the form used in Dative case for either a masculine singular noun or a neuter singular noun. "Des" is used for a masculine singular noun or a neuter singular noun in Genitive case.

    In "The boy is a student.", the second noun is a predicate nominative which refers back to the subject (same person) and which also uses the Nominative case.

    In "The boy gives a friend an apple." The subject "The boy" is in Nominative case, the direct object "an apple" is in Accusative case and the indirect object "a friend" is in Dative case.

    There are many prepositions that require Dative case, some prepositions that require Accusative case, some that can be used with either Accusative case for one meaning and with Dative case for another meaning and few prepositions that require Genitive case.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/justin212338

    I cant find the correct letter for this lesson.


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

    Then please have a scan over this thread. The question how to enter the character ß has been answered multiple times already ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leo220265

    Hi! Im confused on what the difference between die/der is to ein/eine


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    "die"/"der"/"das" = the (definite article used for feminine, masculine or neuter noun) This is a particular one that we may have already mentioned or at least that I have in mind. The form "die" is also used for any plural noun regardless of gender. All these forms are for the Nominative case, which is used for the Subject of a sentence or the Predicate Nominative which appears after a linking verb such as "is" abd refers back to the subject. It is also the normal dictionary form. Endings may change for other cases.

    "ein"(for masculine or neuter noun)/ "eine" (for feminine noun) both = "a" (for a noun that starts with a consonant sound) or "an" (for a noun that starts with a vowel sound) This is the indefinite article, used when it could by any one or any thing, not specific. Again these forms are for Nominative case.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joonie_tae.army

    I cant write the "b" letter on my keyboard.. please accept my answer..


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

    Then please have a quick scan over this thread. The question how to enter the character ß has been answered multiple times already (spoiler: It has nothing to do with “B”; its origin is a ligature (letter merger) of “ss” or “sz”).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teddyg1413

    How can i spell grob? The symbol isnt working


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    ? Oh, it is not a b that symbol is related to s, so try ss, but you can add a free German keyboard through Settings or on Windows through Control Panel, Regions and Languages, Keyboards... On some phones you can hold the s until a pop-up menu appears which allows you to choose ß.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/winter195

    How do i make that character


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

    Ich habe nicht die dobbelt s at My keabord?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Go to Settings and add Deutsch keyboard.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joseph819688

    Why der instead of die?


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

    Because Junge is a masculine word, so you need the masculine form of the article. Die would go either with a feminine noun or a plural one.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Yes, unlike Englsh, definite articles change form depending on gender, number and case. The form "der" is used for a masuline singular noun in Nominative case. Here, the subject of a verb is in the Nominative case. So far, we have only used Nominative case, but we wouldn't want to confuse someone for later.

    https://www.thoughtco.com/definite-articles-in-german-1444442

    The form "der" is also used with a feminine noun in Dative case, such as for a noun used as an indirect object or object of some prepositions or certain verbs that require a Dative object.

    https://www.thoughtco.com/the-four-german-noun-cases-4064290


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bakugou333

    The boy is tall but u aren't


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diablo722

    My aswer should have been correct


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    That depends on what you put. Copy and paste to here. Also, chevk Duolingo's instructions to you.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diablo722

    My answer should have been correct


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MahmoudMoh95517

    Is b kan be written ss?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    On an iphone, you hold down the s until a pop-up menu comes up with choices to scroll over, some devices require you to add a free language keyboard through Settings. Try ss as it might work, but I do not know. The letter is ß (eszett) not b and ss would traditionally make much more sense.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.ruBuco

    Good afternoon


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

    What is the different between die and xer ?


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

    The form of the article depends on the number (singular or plural) as well as the grammatical gender of the noun (masculine, feminine or neuter). Sometimes the ending of the verb can give you an indication as to the gender, so it is recommended that you memorise words together with their article (i.e. not just Junge but der Junge) because that tells you the gender.

    (The form also depends on the case – i.e. the role of the noun in the sentence – but don’t worry about that for now, the course will come to that later).

    EDIT: Corrected small mistake, thanks to ALLintoLearning3 for pointing it out.


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

    Oh my, I must have been half asleep when writing that… You are of course entirely correct, thanks for pointing it out. I edited the original comment accordingly.


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

    Not having that letter in keyboad


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    It is not necessary to have the letter physically on your keyboard. On a phone try holding down the s until a pop-up menu appears with choices to choose from, but some devices require you to add a free software keyboard through Settings or Control Panel on Windows: Deutsch (German).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiMONA76480

    I needed to say boy is tall and show what's correct and all what i do!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Are you sure that you were not supposed to put it in German?

    You cannot just say "boy is tall." in English

    "Der Junge" = "The boy"

    In German, it is "Der Junge ist groß."

    In English, it is "The boy is tall."

    Please delete the 3 copies of your comment below.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiMONA76480

    I needed to say boy is tall and show what's correct and all what i do!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiMONA76480

    I needed to say boy is tall and show what's correct and all what i do! eekk


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiMONA76480

    I needed to type and not correct but there is what i type on correct


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

    My sentence is correct


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    We cannot see your sentence from here. Copy and paste it to here. Sometimes the answer is in English and sometimes in German, so also double check Duolingo's instructions to you each time.


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

    Der and die both mean the

    Which do i use?!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Definite articles change depending on gender (masculine, neuter, feminine), number (previous were all singular, plural is for all genders) and case (Nominative, Accusative, Dative, Genitive). As the subject of the sentence the noun is in Nominative case and it is masculine singular, so "Junge" requires "der". Now, the plural would have required "die". Scroll up for more information.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.PmZYwE

    Hi i don't know how to write the last letter of the word of the sentance


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Scroll down or up answered everywhere.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.wS6rr8

    How to write groB


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    It is a form of s, so on a phone you can try holding s to see if you have a pop-up menu that includes ß. On some devices you will need to go to your phone's (or other device's) Settings and add a free software keyboard language: Deutsch.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christine582817

    I don't have that letter on my keyboard either. Please do not penalise us for that.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You won't necessarily see it on your physical keyboard. Scroll up as it is already explained.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gracious318177

    I don't have that letter on my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You do not need to see the letter on your physical keyboard to be able to type it. On an iphone, ipad or Mac, hold down the s until a pop-up menu appears with alternate forms of s including the eszett slide onto it to choose it ß. Some systems require you to go to Settings or Control Panel to add a free software keyboard language: Deutsch. It is easy to switch back and forth to English again.


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

    Es gibt manchmal klein Fehler z.b tall-gross gross bedeutet big nicht tall


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Nein, es ist kein Fehler.

    "groß" = "tall", wenn man über Leute spricht.

    "groß" = "big", wenn es um Dinge geht.

    https://dictionary.reverso.net/german-english/gro%c3%9f


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/April709165

    I don't have it on my keyboard.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You do not have to see it on your keyboard to type it. Go to Settings or Control Panel of your device and add a free software keyboard language for German: Deutsch. Some phones allow you to long press a letter to find more versions of that letter in a pop-up menu and that eould be s for ß.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Natalie23213

    I don't have that letter on my keyboard too.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You do not need to have the letter on your physical keyboard in order to type it. Just add a free software keyboard through Settings of your device or Control Panel of Windows: français.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HUYQUANG959531

    My keyboard have not german keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    On a phone try holding down the s key until a pop-up menu appears with variations of that letter. Some devices require you to add a free software keyboard through Settings or on Windows through Control Panel and German is called "Deutsch" in German, so that is what you are looking for. You can use "ss" until you set that up.


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

    I answered correct tho


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Did you? Copy and paste your answer to here and verify which instructions Duolingo gave you this time.


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

    I dont have that letter


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You may not see it, but you can get access to it by adding a free keyboard language through Settings of your device or through Control Panel of Windows: Deutsch. Some phones have you long press s to have a pop-up winsow appear and then you slide onto ß to choose it which works for me on my ipad also from the English keyboard language. You can also type ss.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.5h7P4B

    I cant type brother in german


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    "Brother" = "Bruder"

    but the sentence above asks for "the boy" which is Der Junge".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zahra338097

    I dont have this letter on my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OT74EVER

    Having a confusion


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meimei158556

    Dont have that letter on my keyboard and im not allowed to download much


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Not allowed? Talk to whomever could allow it as it is free software keyboard language that comes with your hardware that just needs to be activated by going to "Settings" on most devices and through "Control Panel" on "Windows". On a phone try long pressing the s key to see if a pop-up menu does not come up with ß as one of choices from English keyboard. You can also type ss.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.jabFUQ

    I don't have that letter in my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You do not have to have the letter physically on your keyboard to be able to type it. Go to Settings on your device or to Control Panel on Windows to add a free software keyboard "Deutsch" for German. On some devices you can long press a letter in the English keyboard for a pop-up menu that includes foreign letters. You can also type ss for ß which is known as an eszett.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Feba2001

    I dont have that letter in my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/trung.n.thu

    Why can't we use Hoch here


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

    Because people cannot be described as hoch. Things like mountains or trees are, or locations of high elevation. People are groß or klein, not hoch or niedrig.


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

    Think about it that it is a stupid question we don't have any German letter on phone or keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    It is a sentence, not a question. On a phone or Mac, try holding the letter s and wait to see if a pop-up menu appears with ß to choose by scrolling over to it and onto it. On some devices you must go to Settings of your phone or tablet and add a free software keyboard and to Control Panel on Windows computer: Deutsch (German word for German language. You can switch back and forth to English. You can even use ss for ß.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.LaRkB8

    When to use die and der , since both refer to THE


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Oh there are even more forms, definite articles change for gender (masculine, neuter, feminine) and again for number (plural of all genders is a fourth group) and for case (Nominative, Accusative, Dative, Genitive). The dictionary form, the subject of a sentence and the predicate nominative which comes after a limking verb such as "to be" or "to become" and refers back to the subject are all in the Nominative case. In No,onative case, "der" is for a masculine singular noun, "das" is for a neuter singular noun and "die" is used for a feminine singular noun or a plural noun of any gender. The gender of a noun should be learned along with its spelling as it can be arbitrary which grammatical gender each noun has, for example "the girl" in German is grammatically neuter so it is "das Mädchen".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.zImZYx

    I dont have that letter on my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You do not have to have the letter physically on your keyboard to be able to type it. Go to Settings on your device or to Control Panel on Windows to add a free software keyboard "Deutsch" for German. On some devices you can long press a letter in the English keyboard for a pop-up menu that includes foreign letters. You can also type ss for ß which is known as an eszett.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.Ar4sLH

    I dont have lettet


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You do not have to have the letter physically on your keyboard to be able to type it. Go to Settings on your device or to Control Panel on Windows to add a free software keyboard "Deutsch" for German. On some devices you can long press a letter in the English keyboard for a pop-up menu that includes foreign letters. You can also type ss for ß which is known as an eszett.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.Ar4sLH

    I dont have letter


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pirate-Joe

    When duolingo asked me that I put "der" but it said I was wrong, and than the second time it asked I put the same thing knowing it's right like last time but this time it was correct? So confused!


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

    Are you sure that first time you talk about wasn’t a different sentence? Because in this sentence der is the only correct form.

    The form of the articles in German depends on three things:

    1. number – whether it’s one or multiple things
    2. gender – whether the noun is assigned to the “masculine”, the “feminine” or the “neuter” category (note that the grammatical gender doesn’t have to match biological sex, although for human nouns it usually does). Gender only matters for singular nouns though; in plural the forms for all genders are the same.
    3. the grammatical case – whether the noun acts as the subject or object of the verb, a recepient/beneficiary, a possessor etc.

    Since you’re only just beginning, you probably don’t have to worry about plural forms or cases yet because probably the sentences you encounter now will only contain singular nouns in nominative case (the form you find in the dictionary, which is also the one used for subject of sentences). In this sentence this definitely is the case, meaning you only have to worry about gender: Is the word Junge masculine, feminine or neuter? It happens to be masculine, which means the correct form is der. For feminine nouns it would be die (e.g. die Frau “the woman”) and with neuter nouns it would be das (e.g. das Kind “the child”).

    The gender basically has to be learned by heart, which is why it is advised that you learn nouns together with the appropriate article, der, die or das.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    The reason you were wrong the first time was not because you put Der Junge, but probably because of some typo or other. Never assume why it is wrong. Instead, copy and paste your answer to here and verify which instructions Duolingo gave you, because sometimes the answer is in one language and sometimes in the other. We can help you find the error.


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

    Why is not hoch ok?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    "hoch" = "high"

    This is used for the height of a building or mountain and not fir the height of a person. "groß" = "tall", when used for a person or "big", when used for a thing.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teayungkim2

    I don't have letter in my keyboard how i write it


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Try holding the letter (s) a while as a pop-up menu will come up on iphone and Mac with various accented forms to choose from. On some systems you may need to go to Settings or Windows Control Panel to add a keyboard language which is free software that enables your keyboard to type other characters or letters. You will be able to swtch back and forth between languages.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth704559

    I dont have the letter on my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You do not need to have it on your physical keyboard. If you are using a Windows computer, please add a free software keyboard through Control Panel called "Deutsch". You can easily switch back and forth to English. You can also type ss.


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

    It was'nt my fould


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Dd you mean fault? You can write ss for ß.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rose815746

    I have don't have German keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Are you using a phone, then long press the s until a pop-up menu appears with ß and scroll onto it to choose it. Some devices require you to go to Settings to add a free software keyboard, get "Deutsch".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.SfJQ9c

    I dont have that letter on my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You do not need that letter on your physical keyboard. You add a free software keyboard through Settings or Control Panel for German: Deutsch.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.SfJQ9c

    I dont have that letter on my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    What device are you using? Try long pressing s.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.xF7eoH

    I don't have that letter on my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Scroll up, as you don't need it on your physical keyboard to type it.


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

    What is difference junge and Sohn?both are the same the meaning is boy


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

    No, they are not. Junge means “boy”; Sohn means “son”. Sure, you sometimes say Junge when you mean your son, but you do the exact same thing in English, so you can still translate it as “boy”: Unser Junge wird morgen 5. “Our boy is turning 5 tomorrow.”


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr.Mysteri1

    In every course I took in German gross meant big and lang or hoch meant tall or long. Admittedly it is 50 years ago bit Frau Fischer and Dr. Greenstone would be very upset.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Yes, "groß" does mean big for everything but people for whom it means "tall" and a beginner course does not always teach these finer details, so be thankful that Duolingo is teaching it. l am sure that your teachers would not be upset since this is actually correct. "hoch" = "high" and it can mean tall for buildings and mountains, but it is not used with people. "lang" = "long" and it is not usually used for people but there is an expression using it for soldiers.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr.Mysteri1

    My German friends refer to their tall and athletic daughters as Gross und lang or gross und hoch. Is this a unique phenomenon?


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

    Referring to people as hoch sounds really strange to me. Lang is used in that sense, but at least in Standard German only very very infrequently, mostly in fixed expressions such as langer Lulatsch (a colloquial humorous description for a tall, lanky man). Maybe it’s more common in some regional variants of German, but for now I strongly suggest you use groß to describe people as tall.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr.Mysteri1

    Thank you, old habits hard to break.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael352034

    i typed Is insted of ist, because when i hit T, it didnt go so i got it wrong..


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MalachiMel3

    what is the diffrence between die and der


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Every noun in German is either masculine, feminine or neuter and articles and adjectives must match each noun's gender, number (if plural) amd case (Nominative, Accusative, Dative or Genitive). The Nominaive case is used for the subject of a sentence or predicate nominative which comes after a linking verb such as "to be" or "to become" and which refers back to the subject. The Nominative case is also the dictionary form and in it, the definite article used for masculine singular is "der", for feminine singular is "die", for neuter singular is "das" and for all plurals regardless of gender is "die".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nusair007

    I don't have the letter on my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    On a phone or Mac, try holding the s key a while to see if a pop-up menu comes up with various forms of the letter including the eszett or ß, but some devices will require you to add a free software language keyboard through Settings or Control Panel if on Windows: Deutsch (German).


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

    OMG RU ALL RLLY DUMB CAN U NOT READ??!


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

    I dont have the last letter on my phone because it is old


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    ß hmmm mine seems thinner than yours.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VenkateshT190410

    After enter the right answer also showing as wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    No, copy and paste your answer to here for verification. Also verify which instructions Duolingo gave you this time.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    If you wanted to say "You are a dog.", then you would say "Du bist ein Hund."


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.G3nCOm

    I don't have that letter in my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    You don't have to see a picture of that letter on your physical keyboard in order to use it. You can get access to it by adding a free keyboard language through Settings of your device or through Control Panel of Windows: Deutsch. Some phones have you long press s to have a pop-up winsow appear and then you slide onto ß to choose it which works for me on my ipad also from the English keyboard language. You can also type ss.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.4Q76Lj

    Excellent for writeing my answer whong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Why would writing your answer wrong be excellent?


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

    From what I've learned - the correct way is definately "Der Junge ist hoch"


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

    I’m afraid it definitely is not. Hoch is used for things like mountains or trees but not for people.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T3req1883

    Long means lang great means tall Weak means schwach Small means klein Short means kurz Clean means klar Toll means tall Strong means strak Round means rund Laud means laut Great means toll Big means gross Quite means ruhig/leise Normal means normal


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

    great means tall

    Those are both English. “Great” can sometimes be translated as groß (in a figurative sense) if the context is not too informal, e.g. ein großer Dichter “a great poet”. Or else something like toll will probably do. “Tall” is hoch when talking about things, but when talking about the height of people we use groß and klein. (That’s why groß is the correct – and only correct – adjective to use in the sentence above, not hoch).

    Clean means klar

    No, klar is “clear”. “Clean” is sauber.

    Toll means tall

    No, there is no link there at all. Toll is a colloquial adjective for “great, awesome”. Historically, toll is related to English “dull” (when German and English were still one language, the ancestor of these two words meant “foolish”, which then developed to “stupid” in English, while in German it became “crazy”, which then developed into the modern colloquial “awesome” meaning).

    Strong means strak

    stark ;)

    Big means gross

    Strictly speaking groß with an ß. Only use ss as a substitute if ß is not available for whatever reason.

    Quite means ruhig/leise

    “quiet” ;) The adverb “quite” (as in “quite good”) can be translated as ziemlich or ganz schön in German: ziemlich gut, ganz schön hoch.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/why0why

    I don't have that character


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aaron886490

    lol is there any other way to type the "b" is "grob" how it's supposed to be if I don't have that on my keyboard?


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

    It’s not a “b”. The character ß stands for the sharp [s] sound whenever it follows a long vowel sound (because s would read as a voiced [z] then). Historically it developed from ſz (ſ is an old form of the lower case s).

    The way you type it depends on whether you are on mobile or PC, as well as your keyboard layout. On mobile you can probably type it by long-pressing the “s” key and then choosing “ß” from the popup menu. If you don’t get a popup, you’ll have to change to a keyboard which does (preferably a German one so you also get auto correction, but there are also international English keyboards which include non-ASCII Latin characters such as ß).

    On PC you should ideally switch to a German keyboard for writing German; then there is a dedicated key for ß (on the standard German QWERTZ keyboard that key is the one next to 0, the one which gives you - on the English QWERTY keyboard). If you don’t want to do that, maybe your keyboard layout comes with a compose key (a key which lets you a sequence of characters after it to get a new character). If so, COMPOSE+s+s probably gives you ß. If you don’t have such a key AND don’t want to switch keyboards, you’ll probably have little choice but to use Alt codes. Essentially that means you’ll have to memorise a number for every non-ASCII character you want to input (and that means every character – capitals have a different code for example).

    Until you have set up whatever method you want to use, you can also just substitute “ss“ for “ß” – that’s what we do for environments where ß is unavailable (e.g. all-caps or URL’s). But that should only be a temporary because there are a handful of words where “ss” vs “ß” makes a difference in meaning (e.g. Maße “measures” vs. Masse “mass”).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.nwo9ah

    How can I write groB


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

    No, ß is not a b (not a capital one either). Please confer earlier answers on this thread on how to type it.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adli346809

    I cant find the letter s like B in my keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bakugou333

    The boy is tall but u aren't well lucky me that I'm using mobile and I can just simply click on s for a short period of time and get ß


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

    This question has been asked and answered multiple times on this thread already ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chriss630759

    What can I do if my keyboard doesn't have the B looking character as in (tall) groB?


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

    Please have a quick scan over the thread; your question has been answered multiple times already ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AneeshVell1

    Last letter is not available in the keyboard


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

    Please have a quick scan over the thread; your question has been answered multiple times already ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BibiMariam3

    Der junge ist groz


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.y5fjRa

    I cant type gros in my mobile...not there...


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

    Try holding down the S key, on most mobile keyboards that should give you an option for ß. If yours doesn’t, I would suggest installing a different keyboard app (on Android for example Gboard) and/or add a German keyboard layout. If you have a German layout, Duolingo should even switch to that automatically for tasks where you have to type German (at least it does for me).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manajelly.101

    How do i type the last letter in 'gros:?


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

    Please have a quick scan over this thread. Your question has been answered multiple times before ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivy596081

    How can I get the letters and symbols not in the English language?


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

    Please have a quick scan over this thread. Your question has been answered multiple times before ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LouiseClar268571

    How do i type gross with that letter at the end


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

    Please have a quick scan over this thread. Your question has been answered multiple times before ;)


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

    I can't write the tall


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.BvgilM

    How to write tall in german


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

    For people: groß. For other things (trees, mountains etc.): hoch.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paula471641

    I can't type a German "s" on my keyboard (gros) and I keep getting penalised for typing gros wrong


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

    Please have a quick scan over this thread. The question of how to type ß has been answered multiple times already ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paula471641

    Typing "ss" so Duolingo recognises the "s" in Gros. Thanks for the tip


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SluZzy2

    I typed s in gros


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

    Yes, because it’s groß with ß. If you don’t know how to type that letter, please have a quick scan over this thread because that question has been answered multiple times already.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/verailieva3

    I don't have,, s,, for gro,, s,, on my telefon


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisRoach15

    On a normal android phone, how do I type the last letter in the word for tall "groB" looks similar to that, but obvious different. Thank you.


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

    Please have a quick scan over the thread. Your question has been answered multiple times before ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lucian445760

    Don t have that letter in my dictionary


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

    Please have a quick scan over this thread. The question how to enter ß has been answered multiple times already ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Satu502211

    There is not all s's on my keyboard, so impossible to get gros correct


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

    Please have a quick scan over this thread. The question how to enter (or at least use a substitute) ß has been answered multiple times before ;)


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

    How do you type the last character in "tall"?


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

    Please have a quick scan over this thread. That question has been answered multiple times already ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yousra851112

    it's the same sentence!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.eInOo8

    I am unable to type ess tset in my phone


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

    Please have a quick scan over the thread; the question how to type – or at least find a suitable substitute for – ß (including on phones) has been answered multiple times already ;)


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

    Brian Sanchez much?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.1KnV1K

    How to write gros last letter on querty keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

    See comments above


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParisBurne1

    Amd how exactly on my English keyboard can i type that character that looks like a b but sounds like an s


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

    Please have a quick scan over this thread. That question has been answered multiple times already ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.Pzrv45

    I cant type tall in german because my typer doesn't support the last letter of tall word in german


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

    Then please confer other answers on this thread to find out how to type it or at least know the appropriate substitute.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael522849

    Why hoh isn't a correct answer??


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

    Please have a quick scan over the thread; your question has been answered multiple times before.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emma458563

    How do you get the double ss on a non-German mobile?


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

    Please have a quick scan over the thread. The question how to enter the character ß has been answered multiple times already (including for mobile).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris571626

    I do t have the german ketter to type all the words correctly


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.7togmJ

    My Answer is write


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

    What did you right?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kim723521

    I do not have the letter on my computer to type this


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

    Then please have a quick scan over this thread. The question how to enter the character ß has been answered multiple times already.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/necudatikazem869

    I dont have the s letter..


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

    Then please have a scan over this thread. The question how to enter (or at least find an appropriate substitute for) ß has been answered multiple times before.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bojan499004

    How am I supposed to find the 'big' S if I have English letters?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

    Read comments above


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrbruh11

    İ dont have that b in my keyboard :P


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

    Read comments above or change keyboard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.ye5FkP

    I can,t write tall in my keypad


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

    Then please have a quick scan over this thread. The question how to enter the character ß (or at the very least substitute it in an appropriate way) has been answered multiple times already.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iona515492

    I don't have a german keyboard.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Indian..01

    Can I write tall ...Gros in German


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

    Of course you can. If the ß is giving you trouble, please have a quick scan over this thread because the question how to enter it has been answered multiple times already.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loveher427913

    Idk the difference between die and der :(


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

    Please confer my answers to dheerajkum960127 and phG2fnUL’s earlier questions.


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

    i do not have that letter groth


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

    Then please confer multiple earlier answers on this thread about how you can enter (or at least find an adequate substitute for) the letter ß.


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

    I do not have that letter on my key board


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

    Then please have a quick scan over this thread; there are already multiple earlier answers to the question how to type (or at the very least find a suitable substitute) for the letter ß.


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

    What is the difference between die and der


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

    Please have a quick scan over this thread as that question has been answered multiple times before :)


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

    I dont have last latter in my keyboard


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

    Then please have a quick scan over this thread. The question how to enter (or at the very least find an appropriate substitute for) the character ß has been answered multiple times before.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.JNa0yD

    Well im unable to understand wher to use "Die" and "der"


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

    Please have a quick scan over this thread as that question has been answered multiple times before :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marko495843

    Doesnt "groß" mean big?


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

    We don’t have an adjective which exactly corresponds to “tall”. To express what English describes as “tall”, we use groß when talking about people and hoch when talking about other things such as trees or mountains. And naturally the opposite adjectives also match up, so “short” people are klein “small” in German, not “kurz” (kurz only refers to horizontal length in Standard German), and other things such as trees or mountains are niedrig “low”.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n0_b0dy

    groß is like big, tall, long, etc.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.NxFct6

    No it means tall


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

    Yes, it means tall when talking about a person and big when talking about things. Scroll up to read the moderator's comment above.

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