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"Was ist mein Geschlecht?"

December 30, 2012

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

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


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

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


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

thanks for the clarification.


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

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


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

We never say that in daily life, right?


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

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


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

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