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

Danke Schön

I have herd several people using "danke schön" online. "Thank you, beautiful" is not something I would say in english. Do Germans use "Thank you, beautiful" more casually? Is this a normal thing to say? Would it come across the wrong way, or just be nice?

vielen dank!

August 11, 2016

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

Schön also means "Good", "Well", so it's OK and used by everyone everywhere.

August 11, 2016

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

I don't really agree that 'schön' means 'good'/'well'.

August 11, 2016

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

Why not? People use it that way all the time. http://www.dict.cc/?s=schoen All right. = Also schön. Very well. = Na schön. Sleep well! = Schlaf schön! ...

August 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ruggler354

What if I want to say that though? Danke schön schön? haha :P

August 11, 2016

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

Depends on who you're talking to. If you're talking to a man - "Danke schön, Schöner." If you're talking to a woman - "Danke schön, Schöne."

August 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ruggler354

Suppose I deserved that for trying to be funny :P

August 11, 2016

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

Well, if you want to make a mirror sort of effect, you could say, "Danke schön, schöner Dank!" (Thanks, nice thanks!) But that doesn't make too much sense...

August 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/person243

You will get to know that German often used adjectives in their basic form as adverbs. This is such an occasion. "danke" is the first person singular of "danken" = "to give thanks"/"to thank". "danke schön" therefore means literally: "(I) thank (you) nicely." It is very normal to say. An answer could be: "Bitte schön." =(lit.) "(I) please (you) nicely." = "Here you are."

I hope I could be of help.

August 11, 2016

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

Thanks for all of the answers!

August 11, 2016
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