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"Der Mann isst nicht mit seinem Kind."

January 30, 2013

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

I typed it "Der Mann ist nicht mit seinem Kind", which made me think the sentence meant "The man is not with his kid." Could that be a correct translation of my sentence? Aside from that, I understand the actual translation they wanted, just wondering if my sentence would make sense also.


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

Not really. You'd have to use a different preposition.

  • Der Mann ist nicht bei seinem Kind.

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

Thanks! It labeled my sentence as correct, with the meaning "does not eat", which meant it was clearly isst and not ist they were looking for. So I just heard the audio wrong and they were nice enough to correct it as a simple error in typing.

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