"Er kann es nicht lesen."

Translation:He cannot read it.

February 8, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/josh2021

How does one know the correct word order. Why not "er kann nicht lesen es"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sandeepa2

An alternate word order explanation which I found easier to understand can be seen here


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

He is not able to read it ? Why is this wrong :/ ?


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

yes i don't get why he is not able to read doesn't work there, any luck? any suggestions?


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

I guess it's more or less the same thing. Although Duolingo focuses more on the literal meaning, so I guess we got to live with it. "Kann" technically speaking however is equivalent to Can, so perhaps that's why.

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