In some other example they put "Oktober ist shon" is it an exception with October? Thanks in advance! =)
No, it's exactly the same for all months. Normally, German nouns always come with an article or a word that can act as an article (a 'determiner'). Nouns standing alone without an article are the exception. Here is an overview of the most important cases when a noun stands without an article: http://is.gd/jqxdmV The whole section on the use of articles in German is worth a read, BTW. I suggest to stick to 'Der Oktober ist schön'.
If "Der November ist schoen." translates to "This November is beautiful.", then what does "Dieser November ist schoen." translate to?
The same. Depending on intonation, 'Der' can be either an article ('the') or a demonstrative pronoun ('this/that'). As such, it is basically equivalent to 'dieser'.
Thanks! These are subtleties that I had never thought about. And, I suspect that context would also help a lot to make the "Der" unambiguous.
"Der November ist schön" actually means "november is beautiful" it is a mistake by the game
Can I use "Der November ist schön." in German as an affirmative reply? I.e What about we do this in november? The November is good.
No. You'd use something like "Der November ist gut." or "Der November 'eignet sich' / 'passt (mir)' gut."
The 'v' in November is supposed to be unvoiced right, like an 'f'? It doesn't sound like it in this audio...
Seems the voiced v is right after all, presumably because it's of Latin origin.
I am confused as to how this owl translates schön. Here he says is is "beautiful" but in another exercise it continues to mark me wrong when i translate "die synagogue ist schön" as "the synagogue is beautiful ". There doesn't appear to be any consistency.
I've had the same kind of thing happen. They sometimes accept (or perhaps insist on) 'pretty' or 'nice' for 'schön.' I wish they'd be consistent in either allowing all of that or disallowing some of it.
Im wondering when we look at this sentence, how can we differenciate "This(particular) November us beautiful" and "The November is beautiful(generally)"?
"Dieser November ist schön." and "Der November ist schön."
"Der November dieses Jahr ist schön." and "Der Monat November ist schön."