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German alphabet and characters
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German grammar rules
German nouns have three genders: masculine, feminine and the neuter. Nouns decline for case and number. All nouns are capitalised, except for proper nouns.
German formatting rules
|First day of the week||Monday|
|Working days||Monday to Friday|
|Short date format||d.MM.yyyy, as well as dd.MM.yy|
|e.g. 24.03.2016 or 24.03.16|
|Long date format||d. MMMM yyyy or full day name, dd. MMMM yyyy|
|e.g. 24. März 2016 or Mittwoch, 24. März 2016|
German capitalisation usage
- All nouns.
- People’s names.
- Geographical names (of countries, counties/states, cities etc.), language names.
- Nominalized cardinal and ordinal numbers.
- Only the German personal pronoun “Sie” must be capitalized, other pronouns (du, dich, ihr, euch, ) should be in lower case letters.
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