Das Wort wurde falsch ausgesprochen. Read wurde wie red ("rot"), die Vergangenheit ist ausgeprägt. Sollte wie reed ("Schilf"), die Gegenwartsform ist ergangen wäre. (Google-Übersetzung; Ich bin ein absoluter Anfänger auf Deutsch.) Englisch ist im Handumdrehen:
The word was pronounced wrong. "Read" was pronounced like "red", which is past tense. Should have been pronounced like "reed", which is present tense.
I'm pretty sure some people in here are trying to learn German instead of English... I really think Duolingo is a great tool but I think they are doing it in the wrong way: we should be answering most questions in the language we are trying to learn instead of doing it in our own language! Otherwise you're learning in such a low speed... Or maybe it's just me.. idk. Here someone who's trying to learn German this way at least.... ainsss..
Yeah I know that... But I don't go to the German-from-English section because I barely learn German there... You're always answering the questions in English so what's the point? Don't you agree? I mean if you try to learn English, shouldn't you be answering most questions in English? Otherwise you're just reading in that language... (thanks anyway)
There may be more English-speakers learning German from the "learn English for German-speakers" than German-speakers learning English. Nevertheless, I think "Learning A from B" should be designed to maximize the learning of A for people who speak B. How would we like it if Learn German for English-speakers was actually targeted to or designed for German-speakers? I find both English from German and German from English help me learn German. Of course, to become really fluent you need to converse with native speakers.
Jane-German, Learning correct usage of prepositions in a given language is always challenging and a bit like learning idioms. Essentially, with exposure, you have to note how and where each preposition is used. (For non-native English-speakers, English prepositions are even harder than German.) Notice in particular what prepositions verbs use. In English: I wait for her. I wait on customers. Auf Deutsch: Ich warte auf sie. Ich warte auf Kunden.
Of course, a good grammar book, such as Hammer's German Grammar and Usage, can help. (I have the McGraw-Hill 4th edition.) Read the chapter on prepositions, but also study the sections in other chapters that this chapter points to.