Absicht vs. absichtlig
February 3, 2020
February 5, 2020
This might be a case where the "literal" button would help. " That was (the) full intention".
February 6, 2020
Hi PaulS108 and sfpugh,
Usually a noun requires a definite or indefinite article or a different determiner (such as dieser, mein, kein, etc.). In some cases however, the noun is not accompanied by an article which is called Nullartikel - "zero article".
Sometimes so called abstract nouns such as Absicht don't require an article. This is something you will learn over time as the course goes on and when you are submersed in the language.
Some other examples would be:
"Das war schöne Musik." - "That was nice music."
"Sie hat große Angst vor Spinnen." - "She has a strong fear of spiders."
Hope this helps.