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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 :)
Mote understandable; butter is feminine, trains are masculine.
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