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Honest Tom S

Honest Tom S

I notice that Sometime's Das is spelled with one "s" And other times It's spelled with the "ß" as in Daß What is the rule when to use the Das or Daß or is the pronunciation of both different. Jamand hife mir bitte
Byron-K21

Byron-K21

Hi Tommy, They are different words with different meanings. "Das" is the German article "the" for nouns of neuter gender, whereas "Daß" means "that".
Honest Tom S

Honest Tom S

Thanks Byron, now I understand
Byron-K21

Byron-K21

Tommy. I realize now I gave you a pretty poor answer. I'm sure you knew that. While what I said was true, it doesn't explain it completely. "Das" under some conditions can also mean that. "Das" can also be used as a pronoun or adverb. English examples are "That's his wife" or "I would not go that far" In these cases "das" is used. When used as a conjunction to introduce a subordinate clause "daß" is used, e.g. "She said that she was tired" Hope that makes much more sense now.
Honest Tom S

Honest Tom S

hi Byron, No what you said at first made since to me. Also this example help me even more. I'm finding that I have to reference my English from High school sometimes , it's been a long time and I sometimes have to refresh my memory. lol Thanks Tom

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