"The elephant is playing."

Translation:Der Elefant spielt.

January 15, 2013

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What's the difference between "Der elefant ist spielt" and " Der Elefant spielt"?

January 15, 2013

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"Der Elefant ist spielt" is wrong. German doesn't have a continuous aspect. Both "The elephant is playing" and "The elephant plays" translate as "Der Elefant spielt".

January 15, 2013

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What about "ist spielend" ? Is it grammatically unacceptable as well?

March 6, 2013

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Yes.

March 6, 2013
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