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"Was ist mein Geschlecht?"

December 30, 2012

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JerryJeff

How does the root of the word relate to "schlecht"? Or is it coincidence?

March 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/heinzgenrikh

Linguists said that the word <Geschlecht> is related to the verb <schlagen> instead of <schlecht>.

April 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JerryJeff

thanks for the clarification.

April 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bikebreaker

Kind of a comical question. Or maybe a poignant question.

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/heinzgenrikh

We never say that in daily life, right?

January 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dhMuse

It can also mean gender in the sense of origin, lineage, which is rather more banal.

May 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FisherLiz

I'm afraid this is another instance of a meaning given in the drop-down box being marked as wrong. . . I chose "family" here. Oh well.

April 17, 2013
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