https://www.duolingo.com/Tigrelord

"Und dann kommt es drauf an."

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February 2, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Fawzi

so how can i guess and idiom? without knowing it?

March 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tigrelord
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Can anyone explain this one to me? Where was I supposed to get the word "chips" from?

February 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

You probably can't get it from anywhere. It's an idiom. http://dict.leo.org/?search=chips+down

February 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VaterGut

i can't say i'm very familiar with the the 'chips down' expression - i imagine it's an american thing, but from what i've gleaned online it doesn't seem to be used at all in the same sense as "it depends," which I believe is the closer equivalent.

April 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/st1va
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It means it is the deciding moment. Like in poker when you put your chips down to wager.

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VaterGut

are you referring the english or the german? or both? i understand the english expression (and despite a relative lack of familiarity with it, i'm pretty sure it's only really used in gambling related contexts), it's just that i'm unsure whether this is what the german is saying.

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/koyunlar
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why is it wrong to say:

and then it depends on it ?

April 23, 2013
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