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    Which is more complicated? German grammar or Russian grammar

    Which is more complicated ? German grammar or Russian grammar ?

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    They both have their complicated aspects. Russian is more complicated due to the case system. While german has cases, they aren't as complicated as Russian. In Russian almost everything changes in different cases. Numbers, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, etc. German sentence structure is very strict, while in Russian it is very open and changeable.

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    russian grammar is definitely more complicated then german grammar!!! german has 4 cases but russian has 6 cases

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    Plus German spelling is phonetic, and in Russian names decline and numbers take different cases...

    The German language reflects German culture where Ordnung reigns above all else hahahaha

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    The more languages beside Russian I study, the more confident I feel that the Russian language is the most difficult language in this world the most beautiful as well

    Na, Deutsch ist auch schwer Ich lerne es seit sechs Monate und jedesmal wenn ich versuche etwas zu sagen mache ich eine Menge Fehler Aber Deutsch ist auch eine sehr sch
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    I started learning German two years before Russian...and now I think that my knowlege of German grammar is helping me A LOT with Russian!

    I think that Russian is harder due to the amount of cases and verb aspect, but sentence structure is most similar to English.

    Also, you can often find more similarity between German words and English than Russian ones!

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    [quote=Красота-то какая]Na, Deutsch ist auch schwer Ich lerne es seit sechs Monate und jedesmal wenn ich versuche etwas zu sagen mache ich eine Menge Fehler Aber Deutsch ist auch eine sehr sch
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    i learn both russian and german and i think that russian grammar is definately harder...
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    I found German grammar harder after I studied Russian about a year.

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    [quote=Rtyom][quote=Красота-то какая]Na, Deutsch ist auch schwer Ich lerne es seit sechs Monate und jedesmal wenn ich versuche etwas zu sagen mache ich eine Menge Fehler Aber Deutsch ist auch eine sehr sch

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    Alright, I have to work hard. Probably from the very beginning.

    Or maybe I was so keen on finding mistakes and persuaded myself there are some?

    Irren ist menschlich. Ich benuzte Deutsch letzmals vor einem Jahr. Ich mu
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    Russian looks much harder, German is incredibly easy for me to learn in school, but I'm very far from fluent. Plus, I'm only in second year German and I tend to have a knack for grammar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saibot
    They both have their complicated aspects. Russian is more complicated due to the case system. While german has cases, they aren't as complicated as Russian. In Russian almost everything changes in different cases. Numbers, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, etc. German sentence structure is very strict, while in Russian it is very open and changeable.
    I agree with this, except that German's word order isn't VERY strict.. it is to a degree but not absolutely.

    In subordinate clauses, it's pretty strict, but in main clauses, it's ok..

    E.g.:

    Sie k

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    [quote=Старик][quote=Rtyom][quote="Красота-то какая":ylen3glz]Na, Deutsch ist auch schwer Ich lerne es seit sechs Monate und jedesmal wenn ich versuche etwas zu sagen mache ich eine Menge Fehler Aber Deutsch ist auch eine sehr sch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel
    Russian looks much harder, German is incredibly easy for me to learn in school, but I'm very far from fluent. Plus, I'm only in second year German and I tend to have a knack for grammar.
    Joel where in Illinois are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Joel
    Russian looks much harder, German is incredibly easy for me to learn in school, but I'm very far from fluent. Plus, I'm only in second year German and I tend to have a knack for grammar.
    Joel where in Illinois are you?
    Galesburg.

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    Sounds like in Germany.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    russian way harder

    ok, russian is way harder. True, the German sentence structure is probably a bit more complicated, but the cases in russian are a mess with all exceptions there are. German for English natives might be hard as there are no real cases, you have possessive and dative pronouns, but in German there are 4 cases. For instance in the sentence above it is supposed to be: "Ich lerne seit 6 Monaten Deutsch" (seit + dative case)

    Kracota, your German is great, awesome! You only have been learning it for 6 months and you're that good??

    If you guys wanna say something in the past in German use the "Perfekt" instead of the "Pr
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    [quote=priwjet1982]If you guys wanna say something in the past in German use the "Perfekt" instead of the "Pr

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    Priwjet1982 thanks!

    Yet I think that German is hard enough. The system of declention is somewhat easier, but there are articles that seem to pop up everywhere, whether you think you need to put one (and which one? in which case?) or not. In Russian one doesn't have to pay attention to the articles, because we have none.

    Mark Twain wrote a great summary of the German language It's not serious though.
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