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"Wieso isst die Katze Orangen?"

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2/8/2013, 9:16:56 PM

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What's the difference between warum and wieso?

5/3/2013, 11:58:21 AM

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"Wieso, weshalb, warum?" all mean essentially the same and can be used interchangeably most of the time.

5/3/2013, 1:02:30 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ThreeConfidence

Thks!

5/3/2013, 1:12:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Peelyo

Haha, like sesame street!

6/15/2013, 1:39:45 AM

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6/16/2013, 10:22:36 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Link_Xue

What is the difference between "wer" and "wieso"? Wer to people and Wieso to animals?

2/17/2013, 3:36:37 AM

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Nope.

  • wer = who

  • wieso = why

2/17/2013, 1:54:52 PM

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@link_xue: Christian already answered your question. As I'm personally a bit puzzled about its background (there is virtually no overlap in meaning): can you explain how you got this idea?

2/17/2013, 3:00:32 PM

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he probably meant "warum" and "wieso"

3/29/2013, 8:10:43 PM

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It was very clear for me what the German sentence says, but not being native English speaker, I translated it like "why DOES the cat eat oranges" and it says is bad... hm... like someone said before, facepalm...

5/14/2013, 3:16:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/nhaines

"Why is the cat eating oranges?" means the cat is currently eating oranges and you're asking someone why. "Why does the cat eat oranges?" means you know the cat eats oranges (whether he is eating them at the moment or not) and you're asking someone why.

"Why does the cat eat oranges?" is a good translation (the German can mean either one) and you should report it. I'm sure they'll add it. :)

5/25/2013, 5:46:02 AM
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