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Re: Beginner tutorial: The spanish wars

From: fiëé visuëlle
Subject: Re: Beginner tutorial: The spanish wars
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 21:35:27 +0100

Am 2006-12-29 um 05:44 schrieb Manuel:

And in German, trousers are feminin, skirts are masculine and little girls are neuter.

getting completely off topic:
No, it's "die Hosen" originally, plural, from English "hoses"; "a pair of trousers" = "ein Paar Hosen".
"Das Mädchen" is neuter because of her diminuitive ("die Maid").
But in contemporary German you're right.

I find much more illogical that the sun is feminine and the moon is masculine in German. ;-)

Aber lassen wir das...

Grüßlinge vom Bodensee!
fiëé visuëlle
Henning Hraban Ramm

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