"Anna spricht nur Deutsch."

Translation:Anna only speaks German.

August 27, 2017

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/VaishBab

Why is "Anna speaks only German" wrong?

August 27, 2017

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Mod

    It should be correct. Report is as a missing alternative.

    August 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

    "Anna only speaks German" seems more natural to me.

    August 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/az_p
    Mod

      I agree, but if you play around with the emphasis I think "...speaks only..." can be made palatable. I wouldn't go so far as to say it sounds completely wrong.

      August 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/CapnDoug

      I also agree that "only speaks" sounds more natural. However, "speaks only" has the same meaning and seems completely acceptable to me.

      Before I thought about it I almost put "speaks only" since it is the same word sequence as the original sentence.

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