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

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

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January 17, 2018

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

It means the word is a noun, plural.

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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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?


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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MortiBiRD, thanks.


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


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

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