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"Mein Zahnarzt trinkt zu viel Alkohol."

Translation:My dentist drinks too much alcohol.

June 29, 2017

35 Comments


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

A hard drinking dentist, with bad teeth, from Sweden, who installed Duo's gold teeth; did you find this dentist on Yelp Duo? I can't tell if you had a really great time with this dentist or are just being really hard on him?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin135869

A hard drinking dentist doesn't need to use anesthetics. He can put patient into sleep by breathing into his face.


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

I hope he doesn't drink on the job. :)


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

Not on the job, only just before.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dlung1

"My dentist drinks too much" should be accepted. In English, that it is alcohol is implied.


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

My question is the reverse: "Mein Zahnarzt trinkt zu viel" ... Native German speakers, would this imply alcohol?


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

Nope for the lack of context, especially if children learning German with this app.


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

Looks like duo is going to get the wrong tooth removed


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

Are you spying on your dentist, Duo?


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

guess duolingo has some kind of Trauma with dentists xD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidBock9

I'm doing a root canal on a green owl. Hmm, I think I'll have a few drinks first.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ManishGupt731746

Ha ha! Nice to have some humour


[deactivated user]

    Und das warüm hat er schlechte Zähne als du vor das in einer anderen satz schon gesagt


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

    I know I said it right and you showed it as incorrect! This happens too often.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HarshalSha14

    my response "my dentist drinks a lot of alcohol" was marked wronf


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HarshalSha14

    Why is "My dentist drinks a lot of alcohol" incorrect?


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

    I am unable to answer!, it marks me wrong as soon as I touch the screen to speak!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rodrik1406

    How does one say alcoholic in German?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vlada296310

    If you drink more than your doctor, it means that you are an alcoholic.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Waterip0

    Ummm you may need a new dentist


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fang233345

    I was marked wrong with "My dentist drinks too much"... in English we don't have to say the word "alcohol", and people already know. Am I not right?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skyler2Rash

    Das ist nicht gut...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela233937

    Is that the dentist from the clinic? ; >


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rphdrgn85

    Confirm. Duolingo hates dentists


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anuraag398262

    He has more chances of getting a cancer.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregoryFal3

    Wer ist Ihr Zahnarzt, Duo? Doc Holiday?


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

    isn't 'a lot of alcohol' correct?


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

    'My dentist drinks a lot of alcohol' - should be accepted


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

    Dl states MY DENTIST DRINKS TOO MUCH, ok. My response MY DENTIST DRINKS A LOT was marked wrong. Both are the same?


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

    Not necessarily. "A lot" doesn't always imply that someone is drinking "too much". I could say that someone drinks "a lot" of alcohol, but not "too much". Does that make sense? Sorry for the late-ish reply.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p-hill

    No, they are not the same. There is a difference between "a lot" and "too much."

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