https://www.duolingo.com/amyhansen

"Wir werden ihn erweitern."

February 10, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/amyhansen

what does this mean?

February 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya
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'ihn' in German can refer to any masculine noun, whereas 'him' in English is only used for people. So, 'we will expand it' would be a better translation.

February 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chithewanderer

Agreed. Although we translate this sentence without context, assume we have a masculine noun from earlier in the conversation that we are talking about.

Still, in English we refer to objects without biological gender as "it" and not "him."

March 28, 2013
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