https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

"Alles wird gut."

February 3, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

I thought "wird" without a second verb means "becomes". "Everything will be good" would be "Alles wird gut sein", wouldn't it?

February 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

"Alles wird gut sein" is not really idiomatic, though.

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

You mean, "Alles wird gut" is used a lot as it is?

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

Yes.

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/homunkoloss

"Alles wird gut" would be used eg. if you want to calm down someone who is in panic or crying, like "there, there" in English.

February 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kdglax

Literally, the phrase means "everything is turning fine." However, because "werden" also is an auxiliary verb to indicate the future (as in "alles wird gut werden"), the phrase "alles wird gut" has a taste of future: "everything will turn fine." So commonly, the phrase is used meaning "everything will turn out fine."

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SrLyonR

Yeah it's fine

February 4, 2013
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