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

"An apology is good."

April 9, 2013

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

I can't spell Entschuldigung correctly.


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

Schuld is the root word, it means guilt/blame/fault. Schuldig means guilty. Ent- is a prefix that means something like un-. (Entdecken means uncover/discover, die Decke is blanket.) -ung makes adjectives into nouns.


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

So it could be literally translated as "unblaming" :)


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

It is all right if you know how to apologise. There the tone will be important, not the spelling.


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

Does anyone else think this is a strange sentence? When would you use it?


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

so strange, I have no idea><


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

Discussing some public figure's transgressions -- we'd say "Yeah, well, at least he apologized".


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

Well, if you really want to make peace with him, "an apology is (would be) good";


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

Why is it not "einen"?


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

It is nominative feminine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasmine507

y eine not ein?? i am confused between ein and eine


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

It's eine because it is feminine. You can tell it's feminine because of the 'ung' ending. It would be "ein" if it was masculine or neuter.

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