"Es lautet ja."

February 8, 2013


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

February 8, 2013

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."

February 8, 2013

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

March 8, 2013

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'?

March 22, 2013

Is this an expression?

March 16, 2013

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

March 19, 2013

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.

March 23, 2013

it is yes is not even correct english

March 23, 2013

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

April 18, 2013

I think this is very dodgy

April 17, 2013
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