"Varför är min klänning sönder?"

Translation:Why is my dress torn?

March 30, 2017

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeanbean425734

"ripped" should be accepted for "sönder"

August 15, 2018

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

Sure, adding that.

August 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardWal211702

Is sönder related to asunder?

March 30, 2017

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

Likely, yes, although the etymologies are a little muddy.

March 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrWilliam6

Broken or torn?! How to know which to pick in this instance? It could be either.

November 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeanbean425734

If you are asking about English, it has to be "torn" in this sentence, because it's talking about a dress.

Broken is for rigid things (bones, chairs).

Torn is for soft things (fabric, clothing, leather).

I hope this helps.

August 15, 2018
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