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    The main problem in German is for me the gender of nouns. The gender plays a great role for the declension (as well as in Russian). But in Russian one can almost always easily distinguish from ending, what the gender has the given word. In German this is much harder. It is possible only to determine more or less exactly the feminine gender. All the others have to be memorized.
    Another problem is the order of words. The German's one is IMHO much more complicated as Russian's. In all other aspects, I think, German is not so hard for learning as Russian.

    PS. Sorry for my errors, I just learn English (as well as German)

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    Excluding orthography, there's no such thing as one modern language that's markedly more complicated than another. Invariably, a strength in one area is balanced out by a weakness in another. (eg: Chinese has a complex tonal system, but compensates by have an incredibly simple verb structure.)
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    [quote=Guin]
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    Hallo Старик,

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    der dir helfen kann!

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    Hallo awb, danke sehr f
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    Na, das ist ein Forum f

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    @Guin

    Wenn der deutsche Satz deiner Signatur zum russischen passen soll, sag besser "Korrigiert bitte ab und zu meine dummen Fehler"

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    [quote=awb]Na, das ist ein Forum f
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    [quote=Guin]
    Quote Originally Posted by kt_81
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    Wenn der deutsche Satz deiner Signatur zum russischen passen soll, sag besser "Korrigiert bitte ab und zu meine dummen Fehler"
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    Hier stehen zu desem Thema ein paar S

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    [quote=Старик]Hier stehen zu desem Thema ein paar S
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    Naja, Hauptsache, wir wissen alle, was gemeint ist.

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    ihr denkt an die deutsche grammatik viel zu oft. deutsch ist nicht zu schwer, anf

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    I, on the other hand, find German grammar much more difficult than Russian, particulary the cases. Perhaps my knowledge of the Polish language is what makes Russian cases easier to understand, and to 'feel' them. With Germen - I never really knew, I was constantly guessing. Another thing is, I had a wholly different attitude towards both of the languages, which might matter as well.

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    Re: Which is more complicated ? German grammar or Russian gramma

    Not in vain Russian is called "Великий и могучий"...) I'm Russian-speaking. When I read different questions from those who study it, I sometimes fall in thoughts: foreigners have to understand the things, Russian don't even think about!)) I wish you all a lot of luck and patience in learning Russian!
    I've been learning German for about 2 years and a half. Yeah, it's rather difficult too, but I believe that someday I will succeed. I'm looking forward to that day, when I speak German fluently and correctly)
    Please, correct my mistakes. Thanks!
    Bitte, berichtigen Sie meine Fehler. Danke!

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    Re: Which is more complicated? German grammar or Russian grammar

    German is my native language, but looking at the grammatical structures of German and Russian I'd be hard-pressed to say which is harder. The Russian verb system, for instance, is a lot easier than the German one. No past tense to speak of, no passive to speak of, no grammatical subjunctive (only an auxiliary verb бы) etc. German has three different past tenses and two future tenses, each with six conjugational forms and in both active and passive, and two subjunctive conjugations in addition to a subjunctive using an auxiliary verb.

    Cases may be slightly easier in German than in Russian. German articles and when to use them seem to be awfully hard for Russians, at least. Verb aspect is absent from German. Compounding (glueing words together to form new words) is practically an art form in German.

    I suppose we can call it even.

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    Re: Which is more complicated? German grammar or Russian grammar

    Russian...no contest. I thought German was difficult until I studied Russian. Funny thing, I gave up on German but persevered with Russian. :fool"
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