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

"Ist was ganz anderes."

January 28, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusicMan82

To all you native speakers who help out, thank you! I can learn from this sentence because of you.


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

shouldn't it be "ist das..."? and not "ist was...."?


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

No, because "was" is a short form of "etwas" (something) here.


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

This sentece is an ellipsis; the subject has been left out.


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

where is the question mark??? to show that it is a question


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

It's not a question. As kyky said, it's a short version of "Es ist etwas ganz anderes." In colloquial speech, the subject (here: es) can sometimes be omitted.


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

I translated it as "This is totally different" and Duolingo said that only "That is totally different" or "It is something totally different" are correct? Would someone please tell me why?


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

Nobody really knows. It must be something like 'if i told you, i should kill you'. I had the same problem with many similar sentences until i got used to it. :-(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dror.Schafer

Es ist etwas ganz anderes = is it a good sentence as well?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dn.daniel

why anders is inflected here

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