"Тим говорит по-немецки, потому что много жил в Германии."

Translation:Tim speaks German because he lived in Germany a lot.

November 21, 2015



It is unusual for Russians to say "много жил". It would rather be "долго жил" - "lived for a long time".

January 20, 2016


That's interesting, because it's also unusual to see "he lived in Germany a lot". I could imagine hearing it, but never, ever writing it. Rather "he lived in Germany a long time" (which is marked wrong, btw).

The only case I can think of this making sense is if Tim moved into and out of Germany many times. But unless that was established in previous context, this sentence would require "he lived in Germany a lot during <some period>"

April 12, 2018


Is there a reason why "he lived a lot in Germany" is not the same as "he lived in Germany a lot" ?

November 21, 2015


correction given was:Tim speaks German because he has lived in Germany much. - which is not acceptable English

June 22, 2018

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Agreed: "Tim speaks German because he has lived in Germany so much." is a similar sentence that is correct English, but that is "Тим говорит по-немецки, потому что так много жил в Германии." in Russian.

July 7, 2018


I disagree with the English translation: "Tim speaks German because he lived a long time in Germany"

April 16, 2016


Duo corrected my bad answer and told me I should have written "Tim speaks German because he spent in Germany much" instead. Is that really correct English?

April 16, 2018


The English here is not good. I think for a long time fits well

May 1, 2018


No, "he spent in Germany much" is not correct English. Not even remotely. We would generally say, "he lived in Germany a long time," or "he spent a lot of time in Germany."

June 9, 2018


It could refer to the amount of mony he spent im Germany, I guess.

October 3, 2018


That is incorrect English

November 19, 2018


Duolingo! Please change the English answer here. We think "...lived in Germany a long time" should be accepted, too. Sincerely, everyone.

August 9, 2018


There is nothing wrong with the English sentence, "He lived in Germany a lot." If I moved to Germany for the summer every year for eight years, then I would have lived in Germany a lot or many times. It has nothing to do with living there a long time.

November 16, 2018
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