https://www.duolingo.com/dvdtknsn

"Einen habe ich Ihnen bereits genannt."

January 30, 2013

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/dvdtknsn

Is this wrong? "I already named one for you"

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/geojay

this should be correct

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VaterGut

could "für Sie" replace Ihnen here?

April 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/geojay

I don't see why not.. Bonobaer can you elaborate?

July 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/russd

tell them, not us. If you speak English, you know that named and called are synonyms.

March 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/geojay

Yes, but not necessarily in this context. In this context "called" would be more like "aufrufen"

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rakkenshi0
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Is there a problem with "I have already called you one."?

July 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/geojay

In this context, called would mean made a phone call. As in, "I need a taxi" "Don't worry, I've already called one for you". But note that even here it's not "I already called you one".

"Called" is just not an appropriate translation for genannt in this context (whereas in other contexts it clearly is)

July 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rakkenshi0
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Thanks.

July 17, 2013
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