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Reis

Why is reis a neuter noun in the voaculary but is masculine in the lessons?

July 25, 2012

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It's a mistake. "Rice" is "der Reis" in German, i.e. a masculine noun. The mistake was probably caused by the fact that there is also the relatively rare neutral noun "das Reis", which has a different meaning: "twig, sprig, scion".

July 25, 2012
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