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German: "Eichenwalde" (grammar question)


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The game "Overwatch" recently revealed a German map called Eichenwalde, which means oak forest in German. This is extremely minor, but why is there an 'e' at the end of the word? Is it due to the gender of the individual words ("eichen" and "wald")? Dict.cc/dict.leo could not tell me. Additionally, those translation sites kept giving me "Eichenwald" as the correct translation.


Thanks in advance.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Yes, normally it would be "Eichenwald". The only place I could imagine this word, is a very old German poem, or something like that. xD But actually, it is "Eichenwald", without an "e". I don't know that game, but ma<be they just wanted it to sound "cool"?

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