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"Jeder Mensch hat seine Mutter."

February 19, 2013

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Would "Man" for "Mensch" be correct here?

February 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

One might use 'Jedermann', but that's more like all the world, everyone, everybody. Man works different. It wouldn't be used in this way.

February 19, 2013

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@Menschenkind, thanks a lot. Yes, "man" & "mankind" in English are like "Mensch" & "Menschheit" in German, but you could not just use "Jeder Mann hat seine Mutter", it would take on a different meaning.

February 22, 2013

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thanks guys

February 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rick_zh

Why can't I use Jede Person hat seine Mutter.

May 26, 2013
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