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Old 23.06.2010, 09:00
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Re: DerDieDas Game

Thanks OP. At any level, German learners can always do with a test of the most fundamental aspects.

I have the feeling that many people will substitute "das" when they don't know the gender of a word. In fact, the statistics* show that "der" is the best bet.

m 39%
f 35%
n 26%

There are loads of "rules" (not without the many exceptions) which help here - the most I know are for feminine words (-e, -keit, -schaft ,-št, -heit, etc.) so if deciding masculine or feminine, there is a fair masculine weighting.



* comes from a published article by linguists Schwichtenberg and Schiller, if that means anything.
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