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"Ist Ihnen klar, dass Sie zwei verschiedene Schuhe tragen?"

Translation:Do you realize, that you are wearing two different shoes?

February 6, 2013

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

Why it is 'ist ihnen klar' and not 'bist du klar'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tholenst2

"Bist du klar" is not correct german. You could say: "Ist dir klar, dass du zwei verschiedene Schuhe trägst?" The sentence with "Sie" is more formal.


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

so the sentence (more or less) is 'is it clear to you...' thats the reason for 'ist ihnen'? rather than 'do you realize'.

I understand the English sentence, but i just want to understand better the german construction.


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

ist ihnen klar ..... is 'do you realize' ????


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

See it with the second person... "ist dir klar" it would literally translate as "is it clear for you"... I think that "Do you realise" is pretty near to that meaning, even if not literally.

I hope this helps.

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