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"So einer ist er nicht,"?

  1. What is the meaning of so einer in the sentence "So einer ist er nicht,"?

  2. What is the difference between die Gegend and die Nachbarschaft? They both mean 'neighbourhood'.

LG Jason

July 5, 2017

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/territrades

So einer means 'such a person'.

  • Hat dein Freund allen Mädchen am Strand hinterher geschaut?
  • Nein, so einer ist er nicht!

Gegend can refer to bigger regions than just a neighbourhood.

  • Warst du schon mal in Südostasien?
  • Nein, ich war noch nie in der Gegend.
July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nathan2010
  1. Here it means "such a person". For example: Manche Männer sind aggressiv. So einer ist er nicht.
  2. "Gegend" can also refer to a general geographical area, not just the area around where someone lives.
July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN

die Gegend = the area - Not necessarily having anything in common except being in close, or not so close, proximity.

die Nachbarschaft = the neighborhood - Neighborhood or neighbourhood usually implies a smaller area which is held together socially and/or culturally or around an object i.e. let's say a church.

As for "einer"; in English we sometimes say "One is not normally inclined to learn another language". "One" here means a person. Das ist das gleiche wie auf Deutsch.

Although the sentence above in German would probably be rendered as "Man ist gewöhnlich nicht geneigt, eine andere Sprache zu lernen."; but I think you get the idea.

Das ist die Schönheit der Sprache; und wir sind alle auf das Lernen einer Sprache gehakt.

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July 5, 2017
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