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"Geschwister!"

December 23, 2012

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

How do you say "A sibling"? Like "I have a sibling". Is it for plural only?


[deactivated user]

    The singular is "das Geschwister", but its use is limited to academia (sociology, psychology etc.).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/staticmusic34

    So what is the everyday word/phrase?


    [deactivated user]

      I'd say "Bruder oder Schwester".


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

      Is it not "Geschwistern" the plural for "Geschwister"? Thank you!


      [deactivated user]

        It depends on the case. "Geschwistern" is dative plural only.

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

        Didn't know all of that, thank you. Very good site.


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

        it says sibling is incorrect... come on!!


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

        the translation for ''Geschwister'' is ''siblings".

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