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Like I have announced in the introduction , there will be a kind of “german for beginners” in next time here for members who want to learn a little of the german language or for those one who want to refresh their knowledge...
Of course, surely there are links in internet wich make that better than I do ... but nevertheless perhaps I can give you a short basic knowledge wich isn’t for deep german knowledge but wich could be help to survive when you will come one day here ;) ... And that will be also my aim in this section , as long as it is existing ^_^

well I thought for the beginning I shall explain some basic rules. Just giving you a kind of overview how the german language is structured ... :
hmm , let’s start with a curiosity :D :

THE DEFINITE ARTICLE

Well you know the definite article is in english the word “the”.
For example :

the sun, the boy , the book , the light, the girl ... “

Have you realized something here ?? ^^ ... it’s so easy in english ... it’s always “the” no matters wich word or wich gender ! wow !! that’s fantastic.

In french for example we have two definite articles : “la” and “le

For example :

la maison , le garcon , ....”

And the highlight of all is the german version . Because in german language we have three definite articles :surprise:der”, “die” and “das

For example :

die Sonne (= the sun), der Junge(=the boy), das Buch(=the book) , das Licht(=the light) , das Mنdchen(=the girl) ...”

Normally :


derstands for male
diestands for female
dasstands for a thing :D ( no gender ...)

But that’s not that easy ... There are also some exceptions … did you remarked the word : “das Mنdchen“ wich means “the girl” ... ^^ ... well ... Normally it should be “die Mنdchen” ... but it’s an exception... Because a girl is not a thing ^_^ ... but that’s how it is in german ...

As last thing I can tell you that it is not that difficult like it sounds perhaps ... belive me ;) ... You learn this articles directly when you learn a word ;) . So it’s a part of the word and it is very important to know wich article it has for professional german language :whistling: .
The role of the article will be better explained in lektion Nr. 100 :D :D ( it’s not thaaat important ... the german people would understand you even if you say something with a wrong article... ;)



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oops, this german language is a tough cookie. So if Das is used for a 'thing'. Then why did you say: die Sonne (= the sun).. is the Sun seen as something female in Germany?

keep it going Demi, very happy with your progress so far. Unlike some who asked us to make this section for them and never turned up!
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immer mit der ruhe! fatony... :P
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they consider Sun as female , and a girl as thing ! wow .... :huh:
but it's good lesson and we are learning ! , danke viele demi ^_^
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hallo demi....wie ghest??...well i got some german lessons in the net....
i think its lil bit like english....u say dast ist my bruder= this is my bother.....and so on...
anyway i'll be here every time i see new topic coz i like german...;) so carry on bro ;)
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umgangssprachlich demi.. :D
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from where did u get that wf :D
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from where did u get that wf :D

kannst du schweigen? :P :D

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kannst du schweigen? :P :D


der google tradition :D

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der google tradition :D

Nein... :P

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oops, this german language is a tough cookie. So if Das is used for a 'thing'. Then why did you say: die Sonne (= the sun).. is the Sun seen as something female in Germany?


:D :D , yeeeah this definite articles are making some troubles ^_^ ...
but it is them who decide weather something is a male , female or thing ... and who decided that .... hmm allaho a3lam ^^

So like you said , the sun is considered as female and e.g. the moon as a male , while in spanish : el sol ( sun is a male ) and la luna ( moon is a female ), like in french ....
and to be honestly , me sometimes get mellow :mellow: :D

so you see it's really "funny" in the romanic languages :D .. But in arabic I think the sun is also seen as a female and the moon as a male ... hmmm

languages are really intresstig ^^

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they consider Sun as female , and a girl as thing ! wow .... :huh:
but it's good lesson and we are learning ! , danke viele demi ^_^



yeah you are right. It's really komisch ( funny ) ^_^ .
And like you know , here in Germany where women have more rights than men and the men have no voice :D :D , so there was a time here where feminists (a goup of women who want to take over the world and destroy all living male creatures :D :D ) wanted to change the word "das Mädchen" to " die Mädschen" ... but they didn't have success hihi ... I mean it's just a language ;)

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hallo demi....wie ghest??...well i got some german lessons in the net....
i think its lil bit like english....u say dast ist my bruder= this is my bother.....and so on...
anyway i'll be here every time i see new topic coz i like german...;) so carry on bro ;)



Hi Hamza , danke bruder , mir gehts gut !! :D und ich hoffe dir auch ^^

( Hi Hamza , thanks bro. , I am fine !! :D and I hoe you also ^^ )

really glad to hear that you also like the german language and that you also make training in the internet !!
one day inshaallah we will perhaps speak here only in german here :rolleyes: