Spacer
Canoo Logo
 in: 
case sensitive ss instead of ß
IMPORTANT: Please note that due to a name change, this site will be accessible via www.CanooNet.eu today onwards
 
| Dictionaries | Word Grammar | Wordformation | Sentence Grammar | Spelling (D) | Glossary | Index |  
| Overview | Rules | Dictionary | Wordformation Browser |
 

Noun compounds

 
 
The noun compounds are classed according to the word classes of the base words:

Base words  Examples
Noun + Noun Tischdecke
Adjective + Noun Grünspecht
Verb + Noun Überholspur
Adverb + Noun Aufwärtstrend
Pronoun + Noun Selbstbetrug
Pseudo-word + Noun  Brombeere

Article and inflection class

All noun compounds have in common that the last (= rightmost) base word is a noun. The compound word has the same article (gender) as this noun, and it belongs to the same inflection class. For example:

noun
+
noun of the inflection class -/en
=
noun of the inflection class -/en
der Tisch
+
die Decke
=
die Tischdecke
  
adjective
+
noun of the inflection class es/e
=
noun of the inflection class es/e
grün
+
der Specht
=
der Grünspecht
 
verb
+
noun of the inflection class en/en
=
noun of the inflection class en/en
waschen
+
der Automat
=
der Waschautomat
  
adjective
+
noun of the inflection class es/er
=
noun of the inflection class es/er
sofort
+
das Bild
=
das Sofortbild






Regional Variants








Copyright © 2000-2019 Informatique-MTF SA (IMTF), Route du Bleuet 1, 1762 Givisiez, Switzerland. All rights reserved.
Related terms dictionary: Copyright © 1996, 1997, 2011 by University of Tübingen.
Terms of use/Data protection | Contact
Spacer
canoonet fürs iPhone
canoonet - FindIT Die semantische Suche für Unternehmen