https://www.duolingo.com/jmaddoxII

Question on the imperative tense

Earlier I wanted to use können in the imperative tense. When I looked it up (haven't learned the tense yet), the conjugation sources I found didn't not provide a conjugation for that tense like the others. Is there some special rule when wanting to use können in the imperative? Danke für deine Hilfe!

May 22, 2017

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/grey236

You can't use the verb 'to be able' in the imperative, I mean, you could in English say "Be able!", but that doesn't make sense. German just doesn't have it.

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jmaddoxII

Good call! Not sure why I wanted to use "können" now that I think about it. In English I wanted to say "Come to the United States!" What verb do you think I ought to use?

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannibal-Barkas

kommen - to come

Komm in die USA

May 22, 2017
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