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"In neuem Licht"

March 4, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/as2539

Where does the 'a' come from?


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

In neuem Licht = In einem neuen Licht. There you got your 'a'. :)


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

Thanks, I had the same question.


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

but im = in dem?


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

Can I say the same sentence like: "Im neuen Licht"?


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

That would be "In the new light" because im = in + dem.


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

I did "in new light." what is wrong with that, I wonder?


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

I was initially going to answer "in a new light", but then I saw it in new light...


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

I thought in new light = in neuem Licht in a new light = in einem neuen Licht in the new light = im neuen Licht

So shouldn't "in new light" be the correct translation?


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

In English, the idiom "in a new light" means "from a different perspective", and I'd guess the German meaning is the same. So you really do need the "a".

"After our discussion, I'm seeing this translation in a new light". Correct and common usage. "This light from the sun is 8 minutes old. Let's see it in new light." This is very unlikely.


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

Thanks for the explanation. English is a second language for me.

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