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


June 14, 2017



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.


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.


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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