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

"Er stellt die Katze auf das Sofa."

January 22, 2013

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

The verb "stellen" sounds odd to me in this sentence. Ich würde eher sagen, ich "setze" oder "lege" eine Katze irgendwohin. Eine Katze steht doch nicht, oder!? Was meint ihr?


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

Probably a porcelain cat or something like that.


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

The pronunciation is wrong here. She clearly says "der Sofa".

I should have remembered the correct gender of Sofa and realised that it doesn't match mind.


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

Eh, what? Sounds fine to me (native speaker).


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

Baffling. I've just listened again twice and it definitely sounds like "der Sofa" to me. I don't even hear a hint of a das.


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

Isn't it suppose to be: "Er stellt die Katze auf dem Sofa." ?


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

Thanks for clarifying my mistake Christian. I forgot that prepositions can do that.


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

Why is "He put the cat on the couch" not a correct answer? Or would that imply a past tense?


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

You already answered your own question: 'He put' is past tense.

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