"Eisbären leben am Nordpol."

Translation:Polar bears live at the North Pole.

April 11, 2016

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

I think calling them ice bears is way cuter than polar bears.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cjr37
  • 1565

It is, but in the UK people would not understand it.


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

I think people in North America might understand it, but they'd assume that you didn't know what the "proper" term is — even if (as Peter594593 points out) it is an acceptable term in English.


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

Ice bears live at the north pole.


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

That's not what they're usually called in English, though.


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

That may be, but it's still not a common term. I'm a native North American English speaker, and don't think I've ever heard anyone use it.


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

Why not ""Eisbären leben im Norpol"?


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

The North Pole is not considered an area "in" which you can live the way that a country is -- it's considered a single point and you live "at" it.


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

If you say "im Nordpol", to a German it would sound like you said "I live inside the north pole". But for example if you refer to a country, you can of course use "in einem Land leben".


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

I completed whole lessons as 5 level in German. Thank you so much and good luck everyone :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoepVN1

In the north pole is accepted, yet on isn't...


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

Honestly "at the north pole" should be the only answer. "In" kind of works if you look at "the north pole" as an area. "On the north pole" is not something I would ever say.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cjr37
  • 1565

There is no doubt. In the UK we say "at the North Pole".


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    German course tree — done =)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christ1979

    Eisbären leben in der Arktis (Gebiet), nicht am Nordpol (ein Punkt)!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hao219

    Ich auch, prost!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PurpleIceBear26

    Yep, you're right, Grüne Eule

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