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Die Grüße

According to the vocabulary list, Grüße is masculine, but "the greetings" is given as "Die Grüße".

10/29/2012, 3:43:46 PM

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Der Gruß is masculine. Die Grüße is simply the plural.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_declension#Articles

10/29/2012, 6:24:20 PM

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In German nearly every verb can be used as a noun. It automatically is neuter: "Das Öffnen der Türen während der Fahrt ist strengstens untersagt." In English there appears a gerund. Beware, in German it is not a gerund, the languages use different constructions. "Opening the doors during the ride is prohibited severely."

11/1/2012, 10:16:44 PM

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Yes, you've mistaken the singular with the plural form. But I give you one more: "Das Grüßen" exists as well ;)

10/29/2012, 7:45:48 PM

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@nigma,

Is it, may be like the gerund of the verb grüßen ?

10/29/2012, 7:56:50 PM

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@nigma-mania: Can you elaborate on Das Gruessen?

10/31/2012, 7:22:00 PM

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@siebolt,

How about 'The opening of doors during rides can lead to accidents.'?

Or 'The voting started early in the morning' ?

Does the definite article make all the difference?

/talat

11/2/2012, 8:21:57 AM

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@Talat. No, I don't think there is a difference in meaning. The only difference is infinitive vs gerund.

11/2/2012, 8:44:48 AM
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