https://www.duolingo.com/slowflake

"Das Personal ist schlecht."

February 1, 2013

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/luana.mariav

The pronunciation of "Personal" is really schlecht too...

March 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/slowflake

Can you also translate as "the staff is ill"?

February 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/makmar

Probably not if you think that 'mir geht es schlecht' means 'i feel bad'. In this sense 'the staff is not feeling well' should be something like: 'dem Personal geht es schlecht', I guess. For 'ill' germans have the word 'krank', so your sentence would be: 'das Personal ist krank'. I hope this helps a little. :-)

April 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SelphieB

Is this how Duolingo is teaching us to speak? Like a glitch-bot?

April 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/makmar

I take your point, Selphie. The frustration can be enormous at times but think that it's online and free of charge. (At least that's what keeps me going...)

April 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pctrollbreath

I'm a native English speaker and this sentence just does not make sense. "Staff" and "Personnel" are plurals, so it should be "the personnel are bad" (Reported)

May 13, 2013
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