"Wieso schläft der Wolf in der Küche?"

Translation:Why is the wolf sleeping in the kitchen?

January 8, 2013

10 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pedre1

Is this a regular occurrence in Germany?


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

i really want to know the answer to this question :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robbiee_88

so "how come the wolf sleeps in the kitchen" is incorrect?


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

duolingo is wrong here


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HarryCook10

Warum is why, wieso is how so, I assume that they're largely interchangeable with one another


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

Excellent question.


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

Same as robbiee_88. why is "How come the wolf is sleeping in the kitchen?" incorrect...


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

Did you report that?


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

I want to argue that "Wieso" can also mean "how so"? How is the Wolf -- which "normally" sleeps elsewhere -- suddenly asleep in the kitchen? The implicit implication is that someone is responsible for that happening... My impression is that "wieso" straddles a twilight world between "why" and "how". Similarly, "why" and "how" also straddle a similar twilight world.... Duo might want to note that.

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