https://www.duolingo.com/dvdtknsn

"Dazu haben sie drei Tage Zeit."

January 2, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/dvdtknsn

I guess so, but I would suggest that in this form in would generally be preceded by "in" (rather than "have"), and would have an apostrophe as it is a possessive form. For example, "I go back to work in three days' time" would be acceptable. I might be wrong though.

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/meilands

No, you're right. "Three days' time," is a plural possessive.

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dvdtknsn

"They have three days time for that." <- Who says "three days time"? In English we don't add 'time' as 'days' is sufficient.

January 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JeanGrey

"Three days time" is common in English.

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nat10sk2
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we wouldn't say "They have three days time for that", but we could say "they have three days for that" or "In three days time"

April 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jgesner

It's more of an old way of speaking, but you're right, no one would say "three days time" like that in this day and age.

May 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DanRope

"Tage" doesn't seem to add any meaning in this sentence, isn't it?

August 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Criculann
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Of course it does. It says how much of those 3 there are. It could be "Stunden", "Wochen", "Jahre" or anything else as well.

August 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DanRope

I messed it up, I meant "Zeit".

August 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Criculann
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Oh, ok. In this case you're right.

August 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Danmoller
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Is a "three day time" ok?

August 8, 2013
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