Mutter, Haifisch, Messer = mother, shark, knife, are nouns, which are words you can put 'the' or 'a' in front of, and describe a person, place, thing, animal or idea.  In English nouns, place names and people's names start with a capital letter - in German, ALL nouns start with a capital letter, no exception.  So words like Dog, Thought, Paris, Man, Woman, & Child would all have initial capitals.  Or in Rammspeak song titles, so would Shark, Mother, Longing, Angel, my Heart burns.

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