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#3 - djequalizee
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(05/15/2013) [-]
**** you, Germany. **** you and your unnecessary system of the word "the"
#90 to #3 - WolfRider
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(05/16/2013) [-]
forgot a few
#81 to #3 - niggerballs
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Dem, den. I swear it's ******* ridiculous.
#47 to #3 - doctorque
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Russian does not have the word "the"

It does not exist in the language.
#48 to #47 - djequalizee
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Well when you think about it it has no actual meaning in the first place
#50 to #48 - doctorque
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(05/16/2013) [-]
It really doesn't.
#52 to #50 - djequalizee
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Wow, seriously, it's just a filler. You can say anything you want without using "the" and still get the message across. It just sounds weird because we're so used to it.
#53 to #52 - doctorque
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(05/16/2013) [-]
All Latin influenced languages have it.

Well, I may be forgetting one but yeah.
#40 to #3 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
der, die, das, den, dem, des....
#38 to #3 - bestminionever
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(05/16/2013) [-]
What about "ein" and "eine?"
#37 to #3 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
they are called definite articles
#29 to #3 - greengreg
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(05/16/2013) [-]
German has so many words for "the" because the article declines into different grammatical cases, which we don't really have in English. For example, in languages like Greek, Ό, Του, Τω, Τον, Ώ, Οί, Τοις, Τους, and Των all mean "The". (And those are only the masculine forms.) Declension actually occurs in many if not most Indo-European languages, but native English speakers don't realize it.
#21 to #3 - buttholee
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(05/16/2013) [-]
In french: Le, La, Les all mean the   
   
Masculine, Feminine, and Plural    
   
   
Source: 9 years of straight C french
In french: Le, La, Les all mean the

Masculine, Feminine, and Plural


Source: 9 years of straight C french
#44 to #21 - herpderpherpity
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(05/16/2013) [-]
the german case is slightly harder though because "die" is both plural and neutral (the third case of "the" in german that french doesn't have)
#93 to #44 - buttholee
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(05/16/2013) [-]
#74 to #44 - srskate
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(05/16/2013) [-]
ha, and der is feminine in the dative case.
#31 to #21 - tubaplayah
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(05/16/2013) [-]
I am scraping by right now in french. I think if I wasnt forced to learn it I would enjoy it more
#28 to #21 - IrishAssassin
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(05/16/2013) [-]
You managed to get Cs? You must be a genius! I've gotten 1 A in French ever in 5 years. Almost entirely Ds.
#16 to #3 - arandomanon
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(05/15/2013) [-]
Spanish:
Él
La
Lo
Las
Los
All of them mean "the".
#65 to #16 - partnerintroll
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(05/16/2013) [-]
el*
#92 to #65 - arandomanon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
True. My bad
#27 to #16 - arandomanon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
I find amusing how I'm being thumbed down for no reason because what I stated is true.
#18 to #16 - imakejewburgers
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(05/15/2013) [-]
When is lo used as the? I'm not very good at spanish. I thought lo was just it.
#19 to #18 - arandomanon
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(05/15/2013) [-]
"It" is "ello" not "lo". "Lo" is a neutral gender article wich is used when you want to substantivate an adjetive. For example, "this is the best" would be "ésto es lo mejor". "Lo" can be also used as pronoun.
#20 to #19 - ancano
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(05/16/2013) [-]
ello is he
not it
I can't emphasize that enough.
there is no article for it, there are objects though, such as lo.

ello me llama
can only mean he called me

me llama
can mean either he called me, or it called me.
#56 to #20 - basicargentinian
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(05/16/2013) [-]
a)you messed up translations
"ello" / "eso" (same thing, diferent dialicts) are spanish for "that"
ello me llama can only translate to "it calls me"

b)You messed up the verb tense
"me llama" is presnt, it translates "he calls me"
"he called me" translates to "el me llamo", where you can leave out the "el".
#24 to #20 - arandomanon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
You gonna teach me Spanish man? For real? I'm Spanish and "Ello" is not "he" idiot. "Él" is "he". Go try teach when you know what you're talking about retard. Go ask whoever if you don't believe me. "Ello" is "it".
#22 to #20 - polifemo
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(05/16/2013) [-]
actually "el" is he and "él" is a pronoum as example " el perro se cagó en mi sala, con él estava el hijueputa pajaro"
#34 to #22 - kakariko
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(05/16/2013) [-]
No.

"Él" is "He" and "el" is for male objects.
#26 to #22 - arandomanon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
You used correctly your example but your explanation is wrong. "Él" is "he" and "el" is "the" for male objects.
#94 to #26 - polifemo
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(05/16/2013) [-]
sorry but "él" is a pronoun as the way you can replace it in place of a noun
#95 to #94 - arandomanon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
it's also "he" lol
#5 to #3 - anon
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(05/15/2013) [-]
You spelled precisely wrong.
#6 to #5 - djequalizee
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(05/15/2013) [-]
Actually i think the word you were looking for is "precise."
#8 to #6 - desmondaltairezio
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(05/15/2013) [-]
and where is it suppose to go?
#9 to #8 - djequalizee
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(05/15/2013) [-]
Where unnecessary is, i'm guessing.
#10 to #9 - PIPExDAD
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(05/15/2013) [-]
its for genders of objects
#11 to #10 - djequalizee
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(05/15/2013) [-]
I know, i take German. I just find it unnecessary.
#41 to #11 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
You're wrong.
#42 to #41 - djequalizee
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Why?
#15 to #11 - basicargentinian
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(05/15/2013) [-]
Spanish, Italian and French also have gender versions of "the"
#97 to #15 - desmondaltairezio
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(05/17/2013) [-]
so
everyone has an appendix
that doesnt make it necessary
#98 to #97 - basicargentinian
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(05/17/2013) [-]
the appendix is a useless vestige left there by evolution

Our "the" informs of the gender, not useless.
#99 to #98 - desmondaltairezio
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(05/17/2013) [-]
i didnt say useless did i?
i said it was not necessary
big difference
#100 to #99 - basicargentinian
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(05/18/2013) [-]
yeah, but you where comparing something useless to something usefull, while cualifying them both as unnecessary, that's a falaced argument.
#30 to #15 - dontread ONLINE
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(05/16/2013) [-]
and the italians have some kinda secret "must use always" contract with their the's
#54 to #30 - basicargentinian
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(05/16/2013) [-]
I'm not sure what you mean
#96 to #54 - dontread ONLINE
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(05/17/2013) [-]
they never miss an opportunity to use the