https://www.duolingo.com/colondee

"Yes, thanks, man."

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January 22, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/colondee
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Does German actually use "Mann" as an interjection?

btw, in English this should probably be "Yeah, thanks, man"

January 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JillReay

I'd like to know this too.. Is this just a really casual slang phrase?

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ganjalf
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any german speaker?

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jenkinsass

Native english speaker, but I'm in my 5th year studying German, and hear about this and decided to check it out. I believe that the proper phrase would be along the lines of, "Mensch, danke!" i have never heard "Mann" being used in this context. My German professor is a native German speaker, I might have to ask her.

February 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DoryQuo

But I have listened "Mann" as an interjection on TV. I live in Germany and I watch to much TV xD... I've heard that.

March 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dejo
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I"m a native speaker and I've never heard "Mann" used that way. BTW is there a way of reporting mistakes where you can add a comment, and not just check a box?

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ArmasUkkoM
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I guess they just translated word by word...

March 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Germandy
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I'm native German and agree that you can say this. However, it is a newer and very informal expression and usually it's (young) men saying that among each other. Probably you wouldn't necessarily say "Ja, danke, Mann!" but rather "Danke, Mann!" [or even "Ey, danke, Mann!"]

Like I said, it's informal and you wouldn't say that to a stranger or your teacher. :-)

March 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

I think that at such a basic level, this this is a poor example. It could easily sound rude when said to a waiter or hotel worker.

March 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/djlamar
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I am a near-fluent, albeit non-native German speaker and I put in "Ja, danke, Mensch" which was marked as incorrect. Mensch however is the slangy analog in German to the sense of the word man that's used in this sentence.

June 10, 2013
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