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"The person reads a newspaper."

Translation:Die Person liest eine Zeitung.

April 8, 2013



What is the difference between Person and Mensch?


Person vs Human


Also, to translate Person to Mensch is quite strange. Mensch = Human



You didn't introduce this noun's gender in the tips then you test it first question. Where's the teaching in that?


Why is it die person and not das person because person is a noun used for both male and female.?


It is neither of those -- it is die Person (with capital P).

The grammatical gender of a noun does not, in general, have anything to do with the natural gender of the object that the noun refers to. It's just something that you have to learn.

das Messer is neuter, die Gabel is feminine, der Löffel is masculine, even though knives, forks, and spoons are neither male or female.

Similarly, die Person is feminine (even though persons can be male or female) and das Mädchen is neuter (even though girls are female), etc.

Learn the gender of a noun together with a noun; trying to deduce it through "logic" will usually not work.

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