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"Und was musste ich jetzt hören?"

January 5, 2013

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

I'm not sure, but it seems to me that "now" and past tense are incompatible in English.


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

I'm with you on that. FWIW my German wife also struggled with how to translate it. I think our best guess is that this was someone who was talking to herself while trying to remember her to-do list her music teacher gave her: "Now, and what did I have to listen to?" or a father is on the computer and his child says "listen to me sing this song" and he says "one minute" finishes his task and then says "Now, and what did I have to listen to?"


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

Good examples. The sentence does work in the right context but I think it is a little poorly worded.


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

any way - what do i have to hear now? - make more sense than any other germanic speculation :)


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

and what must i now hear .... is that too middle english to be correct?

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