Dies ist kein heller großer Stern...

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paradoxa4

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Venezuelan Spanish
Hello, I want to know if I can use the word "Diese" to start a sentence and at the same time, use the "Akkusativ" form, example:

Let's guess that there is a little kid walking with his mom and he says:

"Mutti, was ist das? Das ist wie ein heller großer Stern"
(Mom, what's that? That's like a big bright star)

*Then the mom points her finger to the sun and say*

Sohn, diese ist keinen hellen großen Stern, sondern die Sonne.
(Son, that's not a big bright star, but the sun)

Does that exist? I wrote "DIESE" even though "STERN" is "DER" because I am talking about "Die Sonne" and it's feminine. If I got any other mistake, please fix me too.

Thanks in advance.
 
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  • EvilWillow

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    German (Germany)
    Hello, I want to know if I can use the word "Diese" to start a sentence and at the same time, use the "Akkusativ" form
    Yes, you can, e. g. "Diese Schuhe wollte ich mir schon lange kaufen."
    In your example, however, you need the Nominativ:
    "Dies(es)/Das ist kein großer heller Stern, sondern die Sonne."
    Typically one would prefer "Das" here.
     
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