https://www.duolingo.com/flis333

"Oben sind doch nur Erwachsene, warum sollten wir nach oben gehen?"

January 13, 2013

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/flis333

Personally I would sooner translate "oben" as "up there" instead of just "upstairs" - is that wrong?

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tholenst

It could mean "up there", but if the speaker did actually mean "upstairs" he most likely would use the german sentence as above.

Thus, it seems more likely that the intention was "upstairs", but it is only clear from the context.

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/flis333

But with no context given (as here) would you sooner think "upstairs" or "up there"?

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Grafiker

why is it "sollten" and not "sollen"

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sarinyaj

Upstairs are however only adults, why should we go upstairs? was marked as wrong, where is 'doch' then?

January 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/helenvee

My question too - and the sentence is poorly constructed and grammatically incorrect.

February 1, 2013
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