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What does "Substantiv,Plural" mean in the German dictionary?

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January 17, 2018

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It means the word is a noun, plural.

But, SlamRN... you were in a dictionary, why wouldn't you look it up there :/

January 17, 2018

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1Neutrino, I was using Linguee. But it doesn't say "Substantiv, Plural" on all plural nouns; or is it a type of plural noun?

January 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
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I checked and every plural noun I input is marked as such... Maybe you're entering a noun you believe to be plural while it's not...

January 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MortiBiRD

I checked your internetpage linguee.com. If linguee says Substantiv, Plural then its already a plural form. All words that I showed Substantiv, Gender or Substantiv, Plural.

Haus -> Substantiv, Neutrum Häuser -> Substantiv, Plural

January 17, 2018

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MortiBiRD, thanks.

January 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Reynir4536

It means most likely that the word is a so-called plurale tantum, i.e. a word that is used only in the plural. Example: Leute = people, folk; Ferien = holiday(s).

January 17, 2018

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Reynir4536, that's what I thought. I am not sure; I'll have to look into this when I have time. Thanks for your input.

January 18, 2018
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