Scott asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

German relative pronouns?

With regards to relative pronouns with phrases such as eine Tasse Kaffee, would the relative part be based on the femanine Tasse or masulin Kaffee?

E. G. Die Tasse Kaffee, den/die ich bestellt habe, ist noch nicht fertig. 

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  • 2 months ago
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    The relative part is based on whatever noun comes first. In your example, 'Die' is correct, because it relates to the feminine Tasse. If you did not have Tasse there, you would say 'der Kaffee, den ich bestellt habe, ist noch nicht fertig.' 

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