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"Bislang liegt sie mir jedoch noch nicht vor."

January 31, 2013

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

These weird translations are not being liked by me.


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

this is just a weird sentence. What does it mean to be received by someone? To meet them? hmm


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

'sie' should be translated to 'it' in this case. The German 'sie' can refer to any feminine noun (e.g. 'Ihre Antwort' - 'your answer') while the English 'she' only refers to people. The use of the passive voice is also a bit strange here. Why not 'I haven't received it, yet'?

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