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Sandwich v. Sandwiche

I'm unsure why sometimes, the German word for sandwich, Sandwich, is sometimes spelled with an e at the end. The only thing I could guess is it has an e when it's plural? Thanks so much for helping!

August 24, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/blaueBohmin

Yes, the plural is Sandwiche or Sandwiches. Either is right because it's a loan word from English, so Sandwiche would be the plural consistent with "Germanizing" the word, whereas Sandwiches would be consistent with the word as a loan word from English.

August 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/basheersubei

I'm not 100% sure but I think the e ending is for when it's plural, as you said. HTH

August 25, 2012
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