1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: German
  4. >
  5. "Was, wo, wann?"

"Was, wo, wann?"

Translation:What, where, when?

June 5, 2017



In Russia we have a good intellectual TV program with the same name.


Что? Где? Когда?


I said what for "wo" as suggested, but it was considered wrong, why???


The basic meaning of wo is "where".

The list of hints is global -- it's not tailored to the specific sentence you see except that Duolingo tries to put the most relevant hint at the top. Ones further down may or may not apply to the current sentence. (Though I can't think of sentences off the top of my head where wo translates to "when" or "what".)

Unfortunately, Duolingo can get confused when the same word shows up twice in a sentence but has to be translated differently (e.g. "the child sees the cat" where "the" has to be das once and die once -- it will usually show das as the topmost hint for both of them), or when one of the possible hints occurs elsewhere in the sentence (as here, where "wann" does occur in the correct answer, just not as a translation of wo).

So, the hints can be useful but they're never "suggestions" or "recommendations" -- you still have to know what words mean and use that to evaluate whether a given hint is useful or not. They can jog your memory but they're not good at teaching you anything because they're not reliable enough for that.


When do we use was and woruber?


was is what?

worüber is essentially a contraction of über was so it means "about what?" or "above what?".


Good sentence to remember


Exactly! they should have line up all the w`s in my view lol


This section should be all about the w`s lol, so confusing for me.

Learn German in just 5 minutes a day. For free.