Das Gleiche

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by ENG6learner, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. ENG6learner New Member

    Das gleiche habe ich ihm gestern Nacht auch gesagt.

    What part of speech is 'gleiche' here in this sentence? I feel as if it is a noun but why the 'g' is not caplitalized? Can you please tell me more about the usage of this word? Vielen Dank !
  2. Gernot Back

    Gernot Back Senior Member

    Cologne, Germany
    German - Germany
  3. Kajjo

    Kajjo Senior Member

    Deutschland (Hamburg)
    Yes, in the new German orthography, "das Gleiche" is written capitalised.

    In the old, established German orthography, "das gleiche" was an exception and written with lower-case letters.

    Many people still intentionally adhere to the old orthography or at least write like they have learned and used it for many decades.

    Personally, for example, I still write "Im allgemeinen..." because I really dislike the capitalised form.

  4. ENG6learner New Member

    Thanks for the information. They are very helpful.

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