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Need some help with German!:

 1 Latia, Thu, 30th Sep '10 7:42:42 PM from The Bottom of Texas
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Fälle. It means "fall, " right? If so,

What tense is it? What person? (1st person, 2nd person, etc)

And is it fälle or fäelle?
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It's fälle. Ann umlaut is essentially the addition of an 'e' after the letter.

It's 1st person singular: I fall.
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 3 Latia, Thu, 30th Sep '10 8:21:42 PM from The Bottom of Texas
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Thank you kindly. :D

But, does that mean it could be spelled faelle, without the umluat?

edited 30th Sep '10 8:21:52 PM by Latia

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Technically, yes. Practically, that's only the case in crossword puzzles. However, people will get what you're talking about, it's just not common.
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Fälle? Unless I'm misunderstanding this, 'ich fälle' doesn't translate to 'I fall'. That would be 'ich falle'.

fällen = to fell (cut down a tree).

Also used in the phrase 'ein Urteil fällen' = 'to make a judgement'.

It can also be the plural of the noun 'der Fall', which can simply mean 'fall', a (criminal or grammatical) case or an occurence.

 6 Fawriel, Fri, 1st Oct '10 11:06:07 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
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Oops. Hey, that's the dictionary's fault. And they're right. mistook the 'du' form for the 'ich'.

edited 1st Oct '10 11:58:52 AM by Morgulion

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The whole verb thing is "Fallen, Gefallen, Gefallte." The last one I'm not entirely certain about. Use for german language translation, it's the most accurate.
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 9 Fawriel, Sun, 3rd Oct '10 1:56:46 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
^ Nope, sorry.

Unfortunately, err, I can't really correct you. I'm a horrible case of native speakers understanding their language only intuitively. I know jack shit about cases and whatnot. grin
 10 storyyeller, Sun, 3rd Oct '10 3:50:09 PM from Appleloosa Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
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Gefallen is actually a completely different verb. It means to appeal to
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 11 Fawriel, Sun, 3rd Oct '10 3:59:50 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
Ah, but it's also a form of "fallen". "Ich bin gefallen" - "I fell" or "I have fallen".
^this is true and part of what makes german so confusing. I knew i was messing up somehow (and I'm even semi-fluent!) Gefallen is also used for "Es gefaellt mir" which means that it pleases you.
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