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"Es lautet ja."

February 8, 2013

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

Do they mean, "It is, yes."?


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

I cannot spontaneously think of anything that "es" replaces but the sentence means "it = yes". Consider "Sie (= die Antwort) lautet ja." - "It (= the ansewr) is yes."


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

Das Wort lautet ja = Es lautet ja ????


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

I get what you mean, but this context you are talking about is too specific, and I honestly do not understand what could possibly replace 'es' in the sentence. Also, isn't 'is' translated as 'ist' in German? When and why should we use 'lautet'?


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

Is this an expression?


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

Is that the same as "Yes, it is" which is something more common in English.


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

The powers that be said they'd accept the entry of 'Yes, it is,'

There's a problem with this language learning method of only having phrases instead of conversations or at least some context. This is one example of that.


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

it is yes is not even correct english


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusicMan82

Agreed - it should at least say this: It is "yes." or It reads "yes."


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

I think this is very dodgy

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