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Why is "durst" capitalized (German lesson food 2)

so I was looking through the food2 and the 2nd lesson capitalized durst and I don't know why. any answers?

March 13, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145

This is a noun: "der Durst". In German, nouns are written with a capital letter.

der Durst
der Hunger
die Sonne
das Buch

etc.

March 13, 2018

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thanks

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145

By the way, there is also an adjective relating to this noun, "durstig". So, for "I am thirsty", you can either say:

Ich bin durstig.
or
Ich habe Durst.

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SIgridKahl1

Durst is a noun.

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kay.lee.831

all nouns are capitalized

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jussel11

In English "thirsty" is an adjective. So being thirsty is like a status. In the opinion of Germans, you have something: a lack of water, called "Durst".

It is the same with the lack of food: der Hunger.

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hermesianax

The English noun is "thirst". And the, erm, lack of food is "hunger", the same word as in German.

March 13, 2018

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Yes, but I think what Jussel11 meant was that it's "I am thirsty" in English vs. "I have thirst" in German.

(...although "Ich bin durstig" works just as well in German, but the original question was about the "Ich habe Durst" variant.)

March 14, 2018

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ok, thanks

March 19, 2018
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