"Die Katzen sind oben auf dem Dach."

Translation:The cats are up on the roof.

November 13, 2015

8 Comments


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

Could you say 'The cats are above on the roof.'. I know it's bad grammar but I assume it's still possible..?

May 18, 2016

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

That's what I wrote but it's marked as wrong. To me "the cats are above, on the roof" seems fine though.

August 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christy453096

The cats are upstairs on the roof. not correct?

June 6, 2018

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

Upstairs implies the proper levels of the living space of the house that's reached by the stairs, which doesn't usually include the roof. Though actually, there are buildings which do use the roof like that, so in that context, where the stairs reach a roof garden or structure, it would make sense.

February 4, 2019

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

You can't really say that in English. The cats are up on the roof, or the cats are on the roof.

July 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Felipe563342

No Dach to select

March 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f0xG3_PatG

Why would "oben" need to be there if "auf" is enough to describe where ... "die Katzen legen/sitzen/bleiben" ?

August 16, 2019

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

Why would "oben" need to be there

It doesn't need to be there grammatically.

Just as in English, you can say "it's on the roof" or "it's up on the roof". The "up" is not necessary but provides additional information.

August 16, 2019
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