"Kennt er deinen Vater?"

Translation:Does he know your father?

January 8, 2013

39 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kwonnnn

It's kind of hard to distinguish between "Kennt er deinen Vater?" and "Kennt ihr deinen Vater?" :(

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/helenvee

For some reason the robot voice pronounces them the same way which is incorrect.

January 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dj1121

I hate this voice T_T

January 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/helenvee

The French one is even worse.

January 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/petrisiti

Italian robot sounds like its breathing.

May 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kentroper

Especially when you play the slow version.

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/eduardo.dagofaen

Thanks for the warning.

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/blindcat97

Ihr SHOULD sound like "ear," and er should sound like "air," but the robot is a fool. I've been marking almost every single sentence with er as sounding incorrect, because it IS.

July 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MarinaLif

No, long [e:] in German sounds nearly like [i:].

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MarinaLif

I think both are right in this case. If long [e:] in German sounds nearly like [i:].

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/seniorgatito93

I agree with this. I am fluent and misunderstanding a lot

June 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva483460

Undeutlich I am from Austria and I didn't understand it as well

November 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slytherclaw

Usually, I can tell whether or not they're saying "ihr" or "er," But this time, even when slowed, it said "iiiiiiiiiiir"

March 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rsail

Yep. I just lost a heart because of the robot's wrong pronunciation :-)

August 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kmwalk

No more hearts because of the pronunciation for me.

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/blindcat97

It always does, and that is incorrect. Er sounds more like "air."

July 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MarinaLif

Long [e:] in German sounds nearly like [i:].

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankCJ

This voice is not ok for distinguishing between ihr and er

May 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tacitus00

It's hard to distinguish between "Kennt er.." and "Kennt ihr.." could someone please revise the recording?

May 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jalnt

What's the difference between kenn and weiß?

April 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/moaremata

I think kenn is more of a "being acquainted" with someone sort of know, while weiß is more of a knowledge kind of knowing, such as knowing facts and stuff.

April 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jalnt

That makes sense. Thanks :)

April 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kirstinmjkeller

Exactly :)

May 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/UccelliPazzi

This distinction is made in several languages. Spanish: saber v. conocer. French: savoir v. connaître. Italian: sapere v. conoscere. I'm sure it occurs in other languages, too.

July 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VojtaMach

She clearly said "ihr" here,not "er", I hate this. ( you can't deny it sounds more like "ear" than "air" as someone mentioned here)

April 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tititas73

And i am a nativ speaker .... she said ihr

June 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/hninyinchocho

i want to understand how to use deine,dein...etc coz i m confusing it.

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jalnt

It changes based on gender and case. See this link for more info: http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa033098.htm. Dein follows the same pattern as ein.

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/julieford13

Why is it 'deinen' and not ;dein'?

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Chitresh_Chahar

I picked off er = air ihr = ear...even but got it wrong here...

May 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/UomoDifficile

The intonation of th voice does not make a question.

June 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Schorschi

I agree. I've found this to be with quite a few sentences here.

August 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/THC_BLISS

why we put deinen here? why not deine? does it has something to do with accusative? thx

July 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jalnt

"Vater" is a masculine noun, so you would never use "deine" before it. Dein follows the same pattern as ein, so you would use "dein" in nominative case, "deinen" in accusative, and "deinem" in dative. "Deinen" is used here because it's accusative.

Have a look at these links for more info:

http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa030298.htm

http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa033098.htm

http://german.about.com/library/blcase_sum2.htm

July 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/brittneyboo1

Am I the only one who gets "Kennt" and "Kind" mixed up sometimes?

September 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kentroper

Nope. I do too. (And they both sound like my first name.)

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tititas73

But they do mean something totally different kind means childs and kennt er means does he know

June 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Heidi438658

Ich bin schwere

August 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jensen30

Luke?

October 15, 2018
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