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"Man mag Gläser."

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January 29, 2013

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February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/NierTevra

...exactly how many ways are there to say 'you' in german?

March 7, 2013

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In nominative case: Du, Ihr, Sie and occasionally Man. There are some others in Accusative and dative cases.

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/4of92000

Is "Man" a neuter personal pronoun?

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

It's a so called 'indefinite pronoun' and not neuter. Indefinite, general groups like all, (every)one, none, etc. are in third person masculine singular.

January 30, 2013

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We know translation of "one". It is "Man". What is the translation of others: all, everyone, noone?

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

All, everyone, everbody means jeder, jedermann. None, nobody means keiner, niemand. Correct me if I got anything wrong, english is just my 2nd language, but I think those words work the same in E. and G.

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/multikev

Would this also translate to "People like glasses"?

April 10, 2013

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aaand german gets even more confusing :)

April 16, 2013

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Is it correct to consider "Man" plural? "Man magen Gläser." What this sentence means then? "Man" has many different translations. How we'll know which is correct and suitable?

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

So many questions at once, let me try: Man has two translations, 'one' and the indefinite 'you' and I think, they're often interchangable. 'You never know what you get' or 'One never knows' would both be 'Man weiß nie, was man kriegt' in German. Man magen Gläser is no german at all; Magen = stomach. mögen = to like, nominative. Man is somewhat generalising and meant in a plural manner, but uses singular grammar. Duo's translation is fine.

January 29, 2013
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