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Die Grüße

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

October 29, 2012

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

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

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


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

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."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nigma-mania

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


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

@nigma,

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmj2l

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


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

@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


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

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

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