"Das ist eine größere Orange."

Translation:That is a bigger orange.

April 7, 2013



'größere' - When is this translated to 'big', or is it always meant to be 'bigger'?

I got marked incorrect for "That is a big orange"

January 10, 2014


"Größere" actually doesn't mean big, from my understanding. "Big" is "groß," without the umlaut, and "bigger" is "größer," with the umlaut and the extra "-er."

January 10, 2014


größer :is bigger in the Neuter Nouns. größerer:is bigger in the Masculine Nouns größere:is bigger in the Femenine Nouns

March 11, 2014



April 7, 2014


Y is it größere Orange and not größer Orange ? Is orange femenine ?

May 5, 2015


Jas es ist DIE Orange

May 20, 2015


But this isn't quite right either. Even adjectives before neuter nouns require an ending — ein größeres Auto or das größere Auto. Größer (no ending) can only be used after a noun: Das Auto ist größer.

February 19, 2016


so at 1st you ad the er in the comparative and then the ending of the adjective base on the gender of the noun?

May 8, 2019


Ah okay, it was just that Duolingo gave the 'big' as one of the translations

January 11, 2014


It's a superlative.

Groß = big Größer = bigger Größere = bigger with a feminine ending

January 25, 2015


Actually, it's comparative, not superlative. Superlative would be "biggest."

December 19, 2015


Correct me if I'm wrong, but:

  • A beautiful dog = Ein schöner Hund.

  • A more beautiful dog = Ein schönerer Hund.

  • A beautiful cat = Eine schöne Katze.

  • A more beautiful cat = Eine schönere Katze.

  • A beautiful horse - Ein schönes Pferd.

  • A more beautiful horse - Ein Schöneres Pferd.

April 9, 2017


In fact it's the biggest orange ever to be elected president...

May 2, 2017


Why is it Großere and not just Große?

April 7, 2013


"Das ist eine große Orange" = "This is a large orange."

"Das ist eine größere Orange" = "This is a larger orange."

See also http://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/gro%C3%9F_%28Deklination%29

Größere is a found in the section "Komparativ", meaning that it means "larger".

April 7, 2013


I have been taught that bigger is used for comparisons: An orange is bigger than a strawberry, not like in this case

February 8, 2014


The implicit comparison here is between “that” orange and “this” orange or some other orange(s) .

February 9, 2014


Im not cofused but my cellphone put its words when i write thanks Zethu

August 13, 2017


The app shows my answer wrong twice and I translated it exactly. The first time I capitalize the O in Orange thinking that was my mistake but the second time I did it exactly as the answer shows and it still shows it is wrong.

March 29, 2017


said i was incorrect however the translation was exactly what I wrote

April 24, 2017


Bad pronunciation on this one with the male voice... Makes a robot like sound on the end of Großere, I thought it was saying Große and moving onto the next word.

January 20, 2019


Since I can't edit on mobile, Größere*

January 20, 2019
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