https://www.duolingo.com/causmeaux

"Schön, ich werde deinen Vater einstellen."

January 15, 2013

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Sk8rMom

Why does "Nice, i will take your father on" not work?

February 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chithewanderer

Maybe it's too idiomatic? "To take on" could mean "to hire" but it's really sounding more like slang to me. I tried a similar translation and then reported the hints were inaccurate.

March 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein

It should; “take on” is a common way to express this. Please report it.

June 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/causmeaux

Of the 14 definitions offered for "einstellen", "hire" is not one of them. I used "call off" and it was marked wrong. Would "I will call off your dad" be an impossible interpretation?

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

Yes, that would be an impossible interpretation.

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/causmeaux

Does "einstellen" ever mean "call off" (in other contexts)?

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

By the way, you might want to use a proper dictionary with context information.

http://www.wordreference.com/deen/einstellen

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

Yes, it does. Here's an example:

Wir müssen die Suche einstellen. (We have to call off the search)

January 15, 2013
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