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Hi Steve86

Ich habe einen Mann gesehen, der aufgrund einer Kollision mit einem Auto von seinem Fahrrad gestürzt ist. 

Something like that. Contains some additional info, though. (collision).

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Lingua

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It's amazing to me how many German words are similar to English words (Kollision).  Or maybe I should say how many English words are similar to German words.  I think it's neat how Kollision, Mann, Fahrrad and Auto are capitalized.  Why is that?  Are they proper nouns in German?  I haven't gotten to German yet.

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On 4.12.2015, 12:28:29, czarina84 said:

It's amazing to me how many German words are similar to English words (Kollision).  Or maybe I should say how many English words are similar to German words.  I think it's neat how Kollision, Mann, Fahrrad and Auto are capitalized.  Why is that?  Are they proper nouns in German?  I haven't gotten to German yet.

They are not proper nouns. But in German you capitalize regular nouns and proper nouns in the same way. Why is that? I never really thought about that. I guess it is just some sort of convention. It probably makes readier a little bit easier, as it is very easy to spot nouns in a sentence. After all, nouns usually play a very important part in a sentence. In terms of importance, they usually rank second to verbs. 

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On ‎12‎/‎5‎/‎2015‎ ‎7‎:‎56‎:‎31‎, linguaholic said:

They are not proper nouns. But in German you capitalize regular nouns and proper nouns in the same way. Why is that? I never really thought about that. I guess it is just some sort of convention. It probably makes readier a little bit easier, as it is very easy to spot nouns in a sentence. After all, nouns usually play a very important part in a sentence. In terms of importance, they usually rank second to verbs. 

That is very interesting.  Thank you for this bit of knowledge. 

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