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"Ist sie geladen?"

March 2, 2013

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

Um . . . what does this mean, exactly? (In Engllish, it means "Is she drunk?")


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

You can say that about guns (sie: die Waffe) – is it loaded? Or 'geladen sein' as formal expression for 'being invited' – Is she invited? I can't think of any example, where this sentence should be translated to 'loaded' though.


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

It could also mean "Is she livid?", but this is a relatively unlikely interpretation.


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

Another interpretation: 'is it (electrically) charged?' - e.g. a capacitor ball (Kondensatorkugel) in a physical experiment.


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

Oh, of course. And then there's electrical charge, too. Ist sie geladen – Is it [the battery] charged?

Edit: 36 seconds too slow. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P.Crespi

Why unlikely? I would say it is quite often used: A: "Die Chefin war hier." B: "War sie geladen?" A: "Ziemlich." B: "Ok, ich spreche mit ihr." (A: "The boss was here." B: "Was she upset?" A: "Kind of." B:"Ok, I'll talk to her.")


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

Same as usual... there are some pronouns that would make sense in a context, but out of it they seem pretty strange... :( I hope we will find a way to change all these sentences, to be a bit clearer. :/


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

So--let me see if I follow this. If "sie" refers to a feminine noun, "Ist sie geladen?" works; but it's unlikely, at best, that the sentence would translate to "Is SHE loaded" in English. Is that right?


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

I'm under the impression the three of us agreed on that, yes. The german sentence is fine, the english translation not so much.


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

Excellent. Thank you so much.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Levi
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'Is she loaded?' could also mean is she rich.


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

Not in German, though.

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