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"Wir haben die erste!"

February 20, 2013

4 Comments


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Would any of these be correct "We are having the first!" or "We are having the first one!" ??

February 20, 2013

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German doesn't distinguish between "We have" and "We are having", so "We're having the first" would be perfectly fine. I would say "We're having the first one" is a better sentence, although not a literal translation. In German it's either "die erste" (the first whatever - context will tell you what) or "die erste Katze", "das erste M├Ądchen", "der erste Mann" etc.

March 18, 2013

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Shouldn't "erste" be capitalised?

March 28, 2013

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Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. Depends on what you want to say and really hard to explain for a non-native speaker. I personally think this sentence isn't right for this level... Reported it to duolingo.

March 28, 2013
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