gross vs. groß

PaulS108

PaulS108

I have encountered the German spelling 'gross' a number of times in the course. In both the internet and the Farlex online German dictionary and thesaurus, the spelling shown is 'groß'. As this course uses the Eszett where appropriate, I'm curious why you use the spelling 'gross'. Is this due to regional differences in Germany? Are both spellings acceptable in High German?  
Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo PaulS108,

thank you for your comment. The correct spelling is "groß". I will pass this on to the development team to have a look at. You would only find it spelled "gross" when the Eszett is not available (e.g. no German keyboard).
As a side note, Swiss German often uses "ss" instead of the Eszett, such as "die Strasse" instead of "die Straße". 

Grüße
Julia
Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo PaulS108,

would you be able to tell me which lessons have the incorrect spelling?

Vielen Dank
Julia
sfpugh

sfpugh

Here are a few phrases, not necessarily all of them.
Das Problem ist grösser als ich angenommen hatte.
Ich möchte einen Weisswein.
Die Frau überquerte die Strasse.
 
PaulS108

PaulS108

Hallo Julia,

I respond below with examples from the course in which "ß" was presented as "ss", whereas it appears that the Eszett would have been preferable:

Groß
Lesson 10.4, At the Gas Station
Also, wir können Ihnen einem Golf mit Seitenairbags und extra grossem Kofferraum anbeiten.

Lesson 13.3, Business Call
eine grosse Marketingkampagne

Lesson: German Humour
Das Problem ist grösser als ich angekommen hatte.

Straße
Lesson 12.8, German Tenses
Die Frau überquerte die Strasse.

Lesson 22.5, Read the Signs
Einbahnstrasse

Lesson: Transportation Information
die Strassenbahn

Weiß
Lesson: Let's Get Social
Ich möchte einen Weisswein.

Süß
Lesson: The Lowdown on Love
mein Süsser 

Mäßig
Lesson: Transportation Information
Planmassige Ankunft

Heiß
Lesson 15.8, German Idioms
Weggehen wie heisse Semmeln

I hope that the above is helpful.

Grüße
Paul
 
Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo PaulS108 und sfpugh,

thank you for taking the time and looking these up! Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. I will pass this on to our development team to be fixed.

Viele Grüße
Julia

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