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"Ich wollte dir nur Glück wünschen."

February 11, 2013

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

i wanted to wish you only luck. Would the nur be considered to be a modifier for wanted?


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

Technically, it could be both. But in this phrase, it is understood to modify the 'I wanted'. So, 'I wanted to wish you only luck' - although technically possible - is most probably not what the speaker of the original phrase tried to express.


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

What about "I only wanted to wish you luck."


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

That's also 'Ich wollte dir nur Glück wünschen'. The difference between 'just' and 'only' can be conveyed via intonation.

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