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

"Die Farben des Vereins sind blau und weiß."

April 12, 2013

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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