1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: German
  4. >
  5. "The accident"

"The accident"

Translation:Der Unfall

January 10, 2013

4 Comments


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

"accident" can be "Zufall" but "Zufall" is neutral, whereas "accident" usually has a negative connotation.


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

To point this out further, 'coincidence' fits 'Zufall' better. Zufall is not only neutral, but sometimes even positive, at least more often than negative.


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

You can also say "böser Zufall" to show that it was a negative coincidence but I don't think it is used much.

Learn German in just 5 minutes a day. For free.