Anonym sagte: Are words only capital in the beginning in German sentences or can some word be capital while others aren't?


You have to capitalize:

  • names
  • all nouns (including proper nouns + nominalized verbs, adjectives, and numbers)
  • words in the beginning of a sentence
  • the formal you: “Sie” (NOT “sie” when it means “she” or “they”)
  • street names (e.g. Ligusterweg, Großer Markt, Alte Dorfstraße)
  • fixed terms (e.g. der Kalte Krieg = the Cold War)

Do NOT capitzalize “ich” (I) or adjectives of nationality.

There are a few more complicated cases, but those are the basics.

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in german, we don’t say “let’s go” we say “jetzt geht jeder noch mal aufs klo und dann reiten wir los” and i think that’s rad

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Revolverheld - Freunde bleiben

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(it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago, i was too busy to draw this then.)

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Anonym sagte: Hello. What does mean "klettig werden"? Thanks!


The word doesn’t actually exist. It’s colloquial - an adjective based on the noun “Klette”. A “Klette” is a plant (Arctium) but it’s also used for people who are very affectionate/clingy. So “klettig werden” means “to become clingy.”

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