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"Er kocht Montag bis Freitag."

Translation:He cooks Monday through Friday.

December 15, 2013

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

Britsh English: from Monday to Friday


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolothe2nd

should be accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michail.ar

Why not "Er kocht von Montag bis Freitag."?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Minervas37

you can say that as well.


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

this translation is purely American English. No speaker of correct British English would say 'Monday through Friday' - in fact is exactly the sort of Americanism that makes most of us cringe.
We would say 'He cooks from Monday through to Friday', 'He cooks Monday to Friday' or 'He cooks from Monday to Friday' - but you cannot in correct non-American English leave the 'to' out. I gave the English English version and was marked wrong :( :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jay283618

I would say that more and more British English changing towards this. Younger members of my family do say this, even though it is strange to my ears.


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

Could be: He cooks Mondays through Fridays


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

How do you cook a Monday through a Friday ? Ah! Fryday ?


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

Any of the following are OK, and synonymous:

I cook Monday to Friday. I cook Monday through Friday. I cook Mondays through Fridays. I cook from Monday to Friday. I cook on Monday through Friday.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dunk999

Well, Mondays through Fridays would imply every M-F. It might be different, I don't feel Ms-Fs is synonymous.


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

Need to include to as a possible non American translation!


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

Can you say, "Er kocht Montag durch Freitag?"


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

Only if you want to amuse people around you :) So: no.


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

Jesse we need to cook.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charley641276

How about:" He cooks Monday till Friday"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike795641

To me, this suggests a one-time cooking—the till 'ends' it; while Monday through Friday could be ongoing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marks797148

The "through" in English means "bis am Ende Freitag". But what if I wanted to say from Monday to the exact start of Friday?


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

Is it possible " Montag zum Freitag"

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