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"Das Personal ist schlecht."

February 1, 2013

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[deactivated user]

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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. :-)


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

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


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


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

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