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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyanOver9000

"Danke, Spiegel."

January 3, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyanOver9000

What in God's name was this supposed to mean?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheTimeDog

Don't you thank your mirror?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arortiz73

Also, "Danke, Spiegel!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ComboViera

-Spiegel, spiegel, wer ist der schön am meisten? -Du bist der schön am meisten -Danke, Spiegel


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Germandy

Not to be a smartass, but to complete your advanced education in telling fairy tales:
"Spieglein, Spieglein an der Wand, wer ist die Schönste im ganzen Land?" :)
(ein Spieglein = a little mirror)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmooring

What, you guys never read Snow White?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Germandy

Never noticed the queen ever thanked the mirror for the compliments... =P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karmagato

Just a reflective way to thank yourself!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duoderSie

It could also be a letter to the magazine "Der Spiegel"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arortiz73

I feel that this is a very obscure sentence that could have been made by: a moron, a robot, a comedian, a narcissist, a zombie, an etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EishaGee

so would you say "danken, Spiegel" for "thanks, mirrors"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duoderSie

Good question. Danke remains the same because it's "Ich danke= I thank ...". You're right that Spiegel is both singular and plural, but danken takes a dative raticle as shown by the very formal "ich danke Ihnen" (Ihnen is dative for Sie) And so the Dative Plural of Speigel has an n at the end like almost all nouns do. Therefore it would be Danke, Spiegeln

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