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"Anna spricht nur Deutsch."

Translation:Anna only speaks German.

August 27, 2017

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

Why is "Anna speaks only German" wrong?


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

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


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

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


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

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.


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


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

Actually, how common are monolingual German speakers? Does everyone speak English at least to some extent where having a conversation is possible?


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

Does everyone speak English at least to some extent where having a conversation is possible?

No.


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

Would her name not be Anne?


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

Would her name not be Anne?

Anne and Anna are both German names, but different names.

You wouldn't call an Anne Anna nor an Anna Anne.


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

The pronunciation might be close

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