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"Welches Haus ist Ihrem gegenüber?"

January 6, 2013

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DERGAUNER

I cannot detect a substantial difference between " Which house is opposite yours " and "Which house is across from yours " ?

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

I reported "Which house is opposite yours" as "my answer should have been accepted".

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lexht

"from yours" has a preposition, like "opposite to yours". They are trying to drive home the dative/preposition thing.

April 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DERGAUNER

good point - Alles Klar

April 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nat10sk2

how do you know if ihrem is yours or hers?

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/babykage

see if 'i' is capitalized Ihrem-yours ihrem-hers

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mikelucas

Thank you babykage that is so helpful.

May 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Branjumz

Why can you not say, " Which house is opposite you?"

April 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FyodorPavlovich

It is because "Ihren" is possessive. "Which house is opposite to you" would translate to "Welches Haus ist Ihnen gegenüber" (I think).

April 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/thelund

"Which house is across the street from yours?" is apparently not accepted, I think it should be, since in "across from yours" it is implied that it is "across the street", right?

May 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Karl-A

there might also be a house across the square, across the river, across the garden

May 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Erikman

One of the options is 'Which house is across from yours,' but 'Which house is yours across from,' which means exactly the same thing was rejected.

May 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hwanghaedo

In English, we just say "opposite", the "to" is unnecessary.

May 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/augustopy

"What house is yours compared with?" is incorrect, but "compared with" is included as an alternative for translation.

June 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Davoskan

Is there any other way to say this? I can't understand it so I can't learn it. :/

June 20, 2013
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