https://www.duolingo.com/profile/j2kun

"Manche Frauen trinken Wein."

March 8, 2013

14 Comments


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

Some ladies drink wine. Isn't this a valid translation?

March 15, 2013

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

manche Dame?

April 22, 2013

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

yep

March 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stefie413

That's what I was thinking. It totally is.

June 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/j2kun

Is "some wives drink wine" not a valid translation?

March 8, 2013

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

"wife" - "(Ehe)frau". If it is clear from the context that said women are wives, then it is fine.

March 8, 2013

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

Duolingo translated manche both some and many. Which is it? nothing can mean some and many in the same time, can't it? I am a bit confused about this.

March 26, 2013

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

These quantifier words are quite tricky as they donĀ“t match one to one. "Some" in English can have different meanings which take different words in German (eg einige, etwas). The meaning of "manche" is some but not all. In english you could say "many Germans catch a train to work" just as well as "some Germans catch the train to work", because not all do.

March 26, 2013

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

And yet Duolingo rejected my translation "Many women drink wine"

April 4, 2013

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

I've translated Frau as lady many times here already. And since ladies is a synonym for women, I should have gotten it corect! Very frustrating on my last question

April 7, 2013

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

When that happens, if you think you are correct, submit it to the Errors feedback. Duo has been pretty responsive when I do that.

April 12, 2013

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

what is the meaning of mansche? i got a typo and duoling told me that in nominative case, use "Manche" for undefined nouns like "Frauen".

May 3, 2013

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

"manschen" is a colloquial verb meaning "to mash sth up" http://www.duden.de/suchen/dudenonline/manschen

May 3, 2013

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

hahaha. thank youuuu..

May 3, 2013
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