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German: Colors Quiz
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Feb 22nd, 2009 at 20:42 GMT
Okay, so I typed in "weiss" for white, didn't accept it... gotta be something to accommodate, as we don't have an ess-zett on our keyboards...
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 20:42 GMT
"weiss" should be accepted as an answer for "white" - the es-tset is legitmately elongated with a double-s.
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 20:43 GMT
Yeah, and "weiss" is the proper orthography in Switzerland. "Gruen" should also be accepted, it's a more proper approximation of "grün" than "grun" is.
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 20:50 GMT
Had to copy and paste from google to get the esszet because it didn't accept weiss.
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 21:03 GMT
OK, as a German major in college, I have a HUGE problem with "weib" being accepted for "white." That is just plain incorrect. That letter is not a "b" at all. It stands for two "s"'s. An alternate spelling is in fact "weiss" and "weib" is another word altogether and means "woman."
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 21:04 GMT
Not only did "Weiss" not work, but "Weiß" doesn't work either - you have to type "Weiß " - with a space after it - for it to get counted. Agree that "Gruen" should count, as well.
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 21:06 GMT
Wow, "weib" works? That is ridiculous.
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 21:23 GMT
i agree about white. weiss should be accepted over weib. it took me awhile to guess it because i didnt know how else to spell it. wieb is not at all an approximate translation of the correct german!
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 21:40 GMT
I can't believe that it wouldn't accept "weiss" when it let me get away with plain old "grun" without insisting on either an umlaut or an extra e ("gruen"). So I thought I'd mis-remembered what white was in German for a minute, but then decided to try a scharfes-S from Character Map just in case, and bingo!
As for accepting "B" - well that's just so wrong it's unbelievable. See the first and last paragraphs under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9F#.C3.9F_vs._.CE.B2_and_B to clear up any remaining doubt.
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 21:49 GMT
I got really confused about weiss not working too...
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 21:54 GMT
I actually feel quite dirty for trying `weib' after I found that `weiss' didn't work. *shudder*
Feb 22nd, 2009 at 22:41 GMT
Entschuldigung! Weiß und Grün wurden korrigiert.
Feb 23rd, 2009 at 08:14 GMT
Viel zu einfach! (But then it should be....I'm German!)
Feb 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 GMT
I wouldn't have even thought of trying "weib." Luckily "weiss" works now.
Feb 23rd, 2009 at 14:12 GMT
I mostly know choir German, so I don't know a lot of these. I knew "weiss" and guessed/remembered "rot" and "blau". "Orange" was a total guess. I was close by no cigar on a few others. I totally forgot that "schwarz" meant black!
Feb 23rd, 2009 at 15:21 GMT
Acht aus Zehn. Lila und rose fur 'purple' und 'pink'! Ah, Ich bin ein dumbkopff ja?!
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Feb 23rd, 2009 at 17:22 GMT
technically only weiss should be accepted and written as an answer at the end, because the Germans over-turned their spelling rules a few years ago.
Feb 23rd, 2009 at 17:35 GMT
Missed only yellow and grey. Not bad for a non-German speaker. Very motivating quiz : I could learn this language!
Feb 23rd, 2009 at 18:12 GMT
@ AaronW: That's not true. Yes, the Germans did reform their spelling in 1996 and got rid of a lot of instances of the letter ß, but it still remains in the German word for "white," which is still spelled "weiß." What they did, was get rid of the letter ß after short vowels, such as in the word "Imbißstube," which is now spelled "Imbissstube." The reason they did this is because typically (though there always is an Ausnahme) a long vowel in German is followed by a single consonant, and a short vowel is followed by a double consonant. Example "Fass" is a short vowel, while "Maß" is a long vowel. Sorry, I know that explanation was totally overkill, but I really miss speaking/learning German all the time! No disrespect intended at all.
Feb 23rd, 2009 at 19:43 GMT
Sehr spaß! Ich liebe Deutsch! Danke schön, Sporcle!
Feb 23rd, 2009 at 23:26 GMT
Perfekt!! Deutsch ist mein Lieblingssprache!!
Feb 24th, 2009 at 11:07 GMT
It's years since I learned any German, but I still got 6 mostly from football club names! I can't believe I didn't even think to type "orange"...
Feb 24th, 2009 at 16:22 GMT
I think violett should be accepted as a variation for "lila" iam glad to see that there are some german test on sporcle iam from germany and so i hope there will be some more german quizes, for example clubs from the bundesliga and so on
Feb 24th, 2009 at 19:58 GMT
@Bethannie: Ja, es ist sehr einfach!!! XD
Mar 2nd, 2009 at 21:16 GMT
Its kinda cool, that such a quiz on the internet triggers a bunch of people to speak german, but it is also kinda geekie. who cares
Mar 9th, 2009 at 20:41 GMT
ros'a'? Dang, always thought it was an e.
Apr 6th, 2009 at 12:37 GMT
Missed orange, could've sworn it looked like more of gold than an orange.
May 7th, 2009 at 12:05 GMT
i got them all! i typed weiss for white and it worked for me! lol
May 28th, 2009 at 13:37 GMT
Dies quiz war sehr einfach für eine Deutschschülerin!
Jun 20th, 2009 at 23:20 GMT
Haha. Piece of cake. Mmmmm
Aug 25th, 2009 at 01:50 GMT
Fich Dich LILA!
Oct 16th, 2009 at 19:16 GMT
I think that I've blocked the color yellow out of my mind in every language ... couldn't think of "rosa", kept trying to put "rosen" ha ha!
Oct 24th, 2009 at 19:22 GMT
Mein Bleistift ist groß und mein bleistift ist gelb. I know Anthony Edwards said it in French, but Gotcha was a great movie.
Dec 18th, 2009 at 12:59 GMT
For some reason gray and black both look the same on my monitor...lol!
Dec 31st, 2009 at 19:33 GMT
Ja, weiss soll ein Antwort sein.
Jan 12th, 2010 at 19:41 GMT
yeeeeyyy i did it in 10 seconds :) (btw, im german lol) would have been pretty embarrassing if i didnt get them all ;D
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 17:40 GMT
Am I the only one who would really like "bunt" to be a bonus?
Mar 22nd, 2010 at 15:24 GMT
This wuz ez and to those of you who said "weiss" wuznt excepted it did that 4 me
Apr 2nd, 2010 at 22:09 GMT
i typed weiss and it worked--but lilas for a dark violet? i have yet to see lilacs that color
May 1st, 2010 at 01:23 GMT
stupidest quiz ever made and Gruen should really be accepted.
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