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"Haben Sie welchen?"

Translation:Do you have some?

January 5, 2013

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

Is "Which do you have?" another acceptable translation? If not, how would you say "Which do you have?" in German?


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

That would be "Welche(/r/n/s) haben Sie/hast du/habt ihr?" There is a difference in meaing. In "Haben Sie welchen?" "welchen" refers to something mentioned before and the addressee is asked, whether s/he has any. In "Welche(n/r/s) haben Sie?" The addressee has something but the speaker does not know of what kind that something is.


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

Would "Do they have some" be a correct translation?


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

I think the reason it's "you" and not "they" is because the "Sie" is capitalized in the sentence.


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

But aren't they both capitalized?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jstarr223

No, I believe "sie" is "they" and "Sie" is "you", unless it just happens to be at the beginning of a sentence.


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

The mouse-over translations do not include "any" or "some", so I get the feeling this is idiomatic.

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