https://www.duolingo.com/Redi.007

"Der Mann gibt seiner Frau kein Kontra."

March 10, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/luizgsc

How about "the man does not disagree with his wife"?

March 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

Sounds fine.

March 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

But 'disagree' in the sense of actively defending your point.

March 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dirron

You totally misunderstood what I said. I didn't say "to talk back to" means the same as "reply". I said "to talk back to" inherently involves a form of reply, and that's why I believe Christian's distinction is false and doesn't make sense. Any native English speaker would understand what I mean...

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

I still don't get it. If they don't mean the same, it does make sense to keep the meanings separate, doesn't it? Nobody claimed that 'to talk back' wouldn't involve a form of reply.

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

Fine, so we'll leave this as a mystery.

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/yaliyev

What about this translation: The man does not give his wife any minus?

March 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

No, the sentence really means 'to talk back to his wife'.

March 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rastashredder93

what's the difference between minus and counterpoint? thanks

March 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio

"Minus" is mostly a mathematical term ("Ten minus six equals four"). In other contexts, it means "less than."

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DeeRamm

What is this obsession with the word "Kontra"? I can't believer that its use is all that common. I never ran into it before using Duolingo. Is it some recent fad?

April 1, 2013
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