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

"Ihre Gäste müssen Sie registrieren."

March 7, 2013

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

Wait. This can mean both

•Your guests must register you. AND •You have to register your guests

What do you do to make the distinction? What if a person is trying to register but is unclear on who is registering whom?


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

why not "her guests"?


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

It could mean that, but it's an unlikely interpretation.


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

That's accepted too. Thanks!


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

Is it possible to translate it as "Your guests have to register you"? If not how will you say the following in german: Your guests have to register you.


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

Yes. That would be my "first" translation. The proposed translation is not wrong, but it is difficult to express that meaning with the given German sentence. It depends on context and / or emphasizing on some words. If you wanted to express "You have to register your guests", a more common translation would be "Sie müssen Ihre Gäste registrieren".

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