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"Sie sollen mehr Wörter lernen."

Translation:They are supposed to learn more words.

March 11, 2013



Bad English translation. I translated it as "they should learn more words" and it was counted correct, but "They are supposed to learn more words" was offered as the duo-lingo approved translation. Nowhere in the German sentence does it say anything remotely related to suppositions or presumptions. It only says that they ought to learn more words.


can't sollen be translated by "have to"?


Works wrong by me

  • 1993

Why sollen is used in the solution given by duolingo? Should it not be sollten for 'should'. Can anyone explain?

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