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"Das Drittel schläft."

January 7, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/tzjames

In what context could "The third sleeps" mean anything? Maybe the "third person sleeps", or "the third one sleeps", or "A third of them sleep", but without context "Das Drittel schlaft" doesn't seem like a proper sentence.

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ashkan6990

I think "One-third are sleeping" is the correct translation. That third sleeps doesn't make any sense.

January 7, 2013
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