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Re: German phrases-- help

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 29, 2004, 17:45
On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 12:32:22 -0400, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> > So far we've come up with Mein(e?) Fahrzeug -- I don't remember whether > the -e is needed or not.
"Mein Fahrzeug" is "my vehicle" (no -e since "Fahrzeug" is neuter, not feminine). "Mein Fahrrad" would be "my bicycle".
> How about: "The gear (~wheel?) that drives the chain" --
"Das Zahnrad, das die Kette antreibt"?
> it would be amusing > if this could be a one-word compound, ?chain-drive-gear?
Kettenantriebszahnrad is "chain-drive-gearwheel", roughly. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>