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"I opened the big window and let the cool wind in."


June 14, 2017



Shouldnt it be あけて instead of just あけ?


Especially in written text you can use the verb stem (so the ますform without ます) instead of the て form.


But is using the te form wrong? Duolingo says it's wrong with akete.


That was my logic as well. I feel like they jipped me.


why is 大きなまどをあけて、すずしいかぜを入れました。wrong? In every other sentence with that structure, the て-form was used.


There is no comma character available so I can't put it in and keep getting it marked wrong though evrything else is correct. What can I do?


There might be a single wrong character that you're missing, but the software is failing to recognise which one and underlining the comma instead. I had the same problem, but when I went through it I realised that I'd put あけて instead of just あけ, and it worked when I corrected that. It's a very easy mistake to overlook.


Same. I ended up cutting and pasting the sentence above and using text input. And reporting the problem.


A window is まど. It shouldn't be separated to ま and ど.


can someone explain 入れます for me?


入れる (いれる) --> to let in, to bring in

入れます (いれます) is the non-past, polite conjugation. 入れました (いれました) is the past, polite form.

What you let in is the direct object, so it has to take the を particle.

風 (かぜ) を 入れました --> I let the air in

Hope that helps!


いれます means to let in or to go in, to enter


大きい窓を開け、涼しい風を入ります。 Why not accepted?


入る [はいる] (what you used) means "to enter" and is an intransitive verb, e. g. "I enter a room" = 部屋に入る [へやにはいる] and is used with particle に.

Intransitive means something is doing something itself. Another example is "窓は開く" (The window opens [by itself].

入れる [いれる] means "to let something in". It is a transitive verb, so something/somebody is doing this to something/somebody else. It is used with particle を, like in the example sentence here: "[私は]涼しい風を入れる" (I let the cold wind in.)

To put this into context using the window example, it is:

"I open the window." (窓を開ける) [transitive]


"The window opens [itself]." (窓は開く) [intransitive].

Hope this helps!


Thanks, it helps a lot.

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