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On 23 Jan 2002, at 8:14, Grant Callaghan wrote:
> I'm not a German speaker as either a first or second language but I's say
> the best place to look is at the sex of the root words from which the modern
> terms were taken.
Yep. At least with stereo set this does work. Cause in german
stereo means something like 'stereo facility'. And facility is
> Do they tack on "o" and "a" endings like the
> Spanish? Or do you have to learn the proper article to use with a word?
You have to learn the proper article. This must be pretty hard for
someone trying to learn the language i guess.
There are btw some other almost a bit funny examples.
Living room, bathroom, bedroom and so on are all sexless but
kitchen is feminine :)
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