https://www.duolingo.com/as2539

"In neuem Licht"

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March 4, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/as2539
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Where does the 'a' come from?

March 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

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

March 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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Thanks, I had the same question.

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TeenIdle

but im = in dem?

May 23, 2013

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

May 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BorisStricky
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Can I say the same sentence like: "Im neuen Licht"?

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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That would be "In the new light" because im = in + dem.

April 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Oregonviolinist

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

May 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mivers
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I was initially going to answer "in a new light", but then I saw it in new light...

May 4, 2013

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

June 14, 2013

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

June 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mariamnd
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Thanks for the explanation. English is a second language for me.

June 20, 2013
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