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German for women

I thought that the plural of Frau was Frauen in all four cases. Duolingo has just tried telling me I should have used Fraün. Does that even exist?

April 30, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Cythra

No, that's definitely not a german word;-) Frauen is correct

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko246521

Vielen Dank!

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie973350

You are correct in assuming that the word does not exist.

It lookes like somebody wrongly thought, that u + e would have to be written as ü, which is definitely not the case here.

The a and u form a diphtong, and while the combination äu exists in other words, I connot think of a single word that contains aü.

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko246521

Vielen Dank!

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Max.Em

If you are in doubt about a word, you can go to duden.de and search for it there. If it doesn't appear, it's unlikely to be good German or German at all.

May 1, 2018
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