"Sie sind zu der Insel geschwommen?"

Translation:Did you swim to the island?

1/31/2013, 8:13:27 PM

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mcscom

Should this not be "Sind sie zu der Insel geschwommen?", why the change in order?

8/2/2013, 10:13:21 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Riqi_Tang
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yeah it sounds almost like a statement of disbelief that's both a statement and a question, like "they swam to the island... really!?", it's still confusing though

10/29/2013, 1:12:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/arisplus
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I think that's what they're trying to convey here -- that a question can be formed in this way by using a declarative sentence with a questioning tone to form a question (probably of disbelief, I can't think of another reason to do this). And I think they did it quite naturally because I didn't even realize it till I saw OP's comment. Personally I think that it's a good example to have, so we know that this is possible in german.

10/6/2014, 2:17:12 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/sduckwor

My question also. Perhaps it's just the presence of a question mark.

8/25/2014, 12:22:59 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/KlassyShelly

Nobody uses "swum". As an English person, I always use swam. Needless to say that I was marked wrong for that.

12/24/2014, 4:12:56 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Duggy

I swim I swam I have swum

4/8/2015, 11:56:08 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/jmulqueen
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Drink drank drunk, sing sang sung, swim swam swum. these are normal

8/13/2015, 4:14:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/joseph.lon

Warum "zu der" statt "zur?"

12/22/2014, 3:07:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ArvindhMani
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11/23/2014, 8:20:11 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/juliaosteopath

I was marked wrong for: have they swum to the island?

1/31/2013, 8:13:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/dvdtknsn

I had a similar problem with "You have swum to the island?". Duolingo is increasingly sparse with correct answers at this level. :(

1/31/2013, 8:17:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/juliaosteopath

mmm it seems so. But they corrected learned to learnt quickly so hopefully if they keep getting notified it will improve

1/31/2013, 8:19:58 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/jeff.tsuku
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Can one use ' hast du zu der insel geschwommen' here?

2/3/2015, 10:03:22 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/mirdada
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can i put the word toward instead to

7/5/2015, 11:48:10 AM
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