"Eine Einf├╝hrung in ihre Ergebnisse und Probleme."

Translation:An introduction into her results and problems.

March 3, 2013



What is this supposed to mean? Even as a paper heading, this makes zero sense in English. Would it make sense to a German speaker?

January 16, 2017


Science historian? Professor announcing the review an advanced student is about to make of her work?

November 24, 2018


The "Into" bit really throws us native English speakers off. You can be introduced into a group or an environment but not results and problems? It's a bit like introducing someone into your ex; it implies something I'm pretty sure no-one involved actually wants.

March 5, 2019


An Introduction to her Results and Problems would sound better, though still odd.

June 21, 2019


Shouldn't this be "her" or "their," as "ihre" is not capitalized? Or am I missing something?

March 3, 2013


You're right.

March 4, 2013


I have a question just out of curiosity. Have there been any attempts thoughout the history of the German language to introduce separate words for "sie" (she), "sie" (they) and "Sie" (you)?

September 30, 2014


Have there been any attempts thoughout the history of the German language to introduce separate words for "sie" (she), "sie" (they) and "Sie" (you)?

No, this is really only a problem for learners, not for native speakers. In fact, there used to be several different forms in Old High German. "siu" meant "she" and "they" (neuter), "sie" meant "they" (masculine), and "sio" meant "they (feminine), but they ended up being assimilated phonetically.


If you want to avoid confusion, you can use demonstrative pronouns instead of personal pronouns. That's what many native speakers do in colloquial speech anyway. Just note that this is considered rude when the people you're talking about are present.

Er hat ein Buch - Der hat ein Buch

Sie hat ein Buch - Die hat ein Buch

Sie haben ein Buch - Die haben ein Buch

Since there's no demonstrative formal you, "die haben" can only mean "they have".

September 30, 2014


Thanks for the answer.

September 30, 2014


I am wondering a similar thing. How do you tell if ihre means "her" or "your"?

March 17, 2019


Introduction into should be introduction to

November 24, 2016


I agree. I'm surprised that this has not been changed

July 20, 2018


This is, in my opinion, the weirdest sentence I've ever seen in Duo, and that says a lot.

May 25, 2017


See Vabelies explanation above. I have heard something like this quite often.

March 11, 2019


I think "into" is completely wrong. "To" would be correct if it was an intoduction of a book or something, but at a conference the chairman would say "an introduction of her results.....".

March 13, 2019


For me, the idea makes sense (as a researcher), but it is not a complete sentence in English. For example, if a person were going to give a talk on her research, someone might ask, "What is she going to talk about?" A response might be, "She will give an introduction to (maybe into if a casual conversation?) her results and problems." In this case "problems" might be difficulty completing the research or it could mean possible error with her results.

June 13, 2019


Eine Einf├╝hrung in ihre Ergebnisse und Probleme

Why the form remains as Nominative after "in" here, I thought it should be dative? anyone?

March 23, 2014


It's accusative.

March 23, 2014


Thanks for the prompt answer. I see, it belongs to the "unbestimmtem Artikel" group. Thanks

March 23, 2014


"An introduction to her lab work and problems." ?

May 25, 2019


We can't guess that one!

May 31, 2019
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