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"Der Vorname ist gut."

Translation:The first name is good.

February 15, 2013

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

the forename is good


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

or the surname is good ?


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

The forename. Surname = Nachname.


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

Would this sentence actually be used like this to compliment someone on a nice name?


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

It seems a bit weird, judgy to me; I wouldn't use it. I think 'Ich mag deinen Namen' (= 'I like your name') or 'Du hast einen schönen Namen' (= 'You have a lovely name.') would be a better compliment.


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

I thought it would be used in the context of, say, deciding on baby names. That name is good, that name is weird, and so on. The baby isn't named yet so it's not so judging.


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

To what extent would one use "Vorname" instead of just "Name"? In English I just speak of your "name", I'd hearly ever specifically say "first name"


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

Why not "The first name is okay"? It was suggested by Duolingo, yet I got it wrong. I find it weird to say someone's name is good.

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