"Ist er mit seinem Alltag zufrieden?"

Translation:Is he satisfied with his daily routine?

January 7, 2013

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Would it be possible, in german here, to say : "Ist er zufrieden mit seinem Alltag " ? Or the verb always needs to be at the end, in this case ? And what case is it anyway...


Zufrieden isn't the verb, but the adjective--the verb, ist, must be at the beginning because it's a yes-or-no question :-)

As for the rest, it's possible, yes. German word order is very free outside of the verb's placement. Is it a natural, common way to say it, though? Duo's way sounds more natural to me, but I'm not a native and most of my sense for "natural" German comes from listening to too much Schlager :P


Thanks for your answer :)


I don't understand the problem with translating "zufrieden" to "pleased". Can anyone tell me why : "Is he pleased with his daily routine?" can not be accepted?


I think it is acceptable. One can report this kind of doubts to the developers by the other button.


Satisfied is more neutral that pleased.


it sounds good to me. Did you report it. I've had good results with reporting errors.


Can "Alltag" be schedule?


No - "Alltag" is your everyday life, or daily routine. A schedule is (usually) imposed externally, it's someone else's expectations, while "Alltag" is what you actually live like day to day.


That's not true. My schedule is my own. I think daily routine and schedule are, potentially, synonyms


What is the difference between "zufrieden" and "verpflichtet"?


Day to day routine?


With her pronunciation, it is absolutely impossible to tell the difference between an n and a m...


Kann man "zufrieden" nicht auch als "okey" übersetzen? To be okey with something- mit etwas zufrieden sein?


it is quite similar yet to be OK with st is more like to agree with st


Nicht wirklich. Wenn man mit etwas "okay" ist, hat er keine große Probleme damit. "Satisfied" oder "content" sind andere Wörter, ein bisschen stärker. Jemand, der "satisfied" oder "content" ist, ist normalerweise fröhlich damit. Das ist nicht immer wahr für jemanden, der damit "okay" ist.

Übrigens, es ist "okay," nicht "okey." :)

Hoffe, dass es hilfreich ist ^-^


I entered "is he contented with his daily schedule" and got marked wrong. To my ear,"content" and "contented" mean more or less the same thing.


It's always "content". "Contented" is an unnecessary construct of "content".


''mit'' here stands as the verb? as ''being with'' which that makes it after the subject...?


Actually, the verb is "ist." In a yes-or-no question, the verb moves to the front of the sentence.

"Ist er mit seinem Alltag zufrieden?"

"Ja, er ist mit seinem Alltag zufrieden."

Notice the second sentence, the statement, the verb falls into the more familiar placement of second position, right after the subject. (Of course, introductions like ja, aber, also, nun, etc. are not counted in positions.)

Hope that helps ^^


Is "mit" a helping verb here?


"Mit" is a preposition.


No problem.

(More specifically, it's a dative preposition, meaning "with".)


"Is he satisfied with his weekday" didn't take. Shouldn't that work?


I tried almost the same thing as @bendespain: is he happy with his workday?. Is there some nuance, or is our understanding if the word Alltag wrong?


Well, Alltag isn't really the workday, it doesn't necessarily have to have anything to do with work. It can include the part about getting up at eight, taking a shower, eating breakfast, etc. etc., and also regular activities on days off. Someone unemployed, for instance, can have an Alltag. :)


English doubt: why "is he with his routine satisfied?" is not accepted?


I simply don't understand, in the same lesson, Duo translated Alltag as 'daily grind', therefore I translated it here as ' daily grind' rather than daily routing and was marked as incorrect. Doesn't make sense.


Really, satisfied? Content doesn't work?


zufriedet er mit seinem alltag? If I write it this way, will it be wrong? Can't I conjugate Zufrienden as Zufriendet?

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