"I saw the first computer."
Translation:Ich sah den ersten Computer.
February 10, 2013
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can you use simple past with this sentence - "sah" instead of "habe gesehen"?
With a few exceptions (like "sein"), simple past is restricted to written German.
People always say this, but I've heard loads of Germans use the simple past! I think German speakers use it more than they think.
Nicht wahrscheinlich, Alan Turing hat den ersten Computer erfunden 1936!