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

"Die Summe ist gut."

January 30, 2013

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

I heard this as "die Sonne ist gut" meaning the sun is good. Is it just me?


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

I hear "Summe", not "Sonne". But it would be better if the sentences were spoken by a real person, not by a machine.


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

Sounds fine to me.


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

I heard the same thing!


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

Does "die Summe" mean sum as in "total", or sum as in "mathematical calculation", or both? For example, in English, 2x7=14 (a product) is a sum (calculation), but not a sum (total). Ist es ein Summe?


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

You can use it for an amount of money or for an addition. 2*7 is a "Produkt", not a "Summe".

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