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"Nein, du schläfst."

January 17, 2013

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

This may not me idiomatically customary, but "No, you sleep," does represent the meaning.


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

There might be a context, where this works, too. But intuitively present progressive is far better.


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

Yes, you are right it is better if it were in some film or movie script. However, when I translate it at "No, you sleep." I am reflecting an understanding of a German statement. Being told I dont know what that statement means is not very helpful, because it's not accurate.


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

to add to that, there are lots of contexts in which, 'No, you sleep' would be said. e.g. It's late, I've nothing to do. What do i do? Should I drink some Red Bull? 'No, (that's disgusting), you sleep.'

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