Adjectives are written starting with capital letters in english? Example: I don´t speak German... or german? In Spanish we write "alemán" not Aleman because it's an adjective Would you answer me please? thanks!

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    In that sentence, "German" is a noun, referring to the German language. It is capitalized because it is a proper noun -- it refers to a specific language which has a name.
    – ScottM
    Jul 2, 2018 at 20:17

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Proper adjectives (derived from proper nouns/names) are capitalised. Names of countries: German, French, Italian, etc, and of people, e.g. the Georgian period (reign of King George), Shakespearean, etc.

What is a proper adjective?

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