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"Die Farben des Vereins sind blau und weiƟ."

April 12, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/koyunlar

So "der verein" absolutely cannot be translated as "the union"??

LEO German-English Dictionary gives "union" as one of the translation for "verein"

April 12, 2013

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What is the reason 'Verein' has an 's' at the end of it? The noun is stated to be singular, so it can't be an alternate plural form.

June 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sandra.k

I think it has something to do with 'des' (is it genitive form?)

June 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cephalium

It is genitive singular of a masculine noun 'der Verein'

July 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BucketsMcGaughey

In the genitive case, masculine and neuter nouns have an "s" or "es" on the end. So "des Vereins", "des Mannes".

September 17, 2013
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