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"Die Häuser brennen."

Translation:The houses are burning.

September 3, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super_Hubert13

I wrote: "The houses are on fire". Why is it wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria704439

I also used it because for me it's more natural in English, though I'm not a native speaker. I flagged it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chazown97

As a native English speaker, I think "The houses are burning," sounds fine. If anything, it's more dramatic than just saying "The houses are on fire."


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

I misread ‘houses’ as ‘horses’ and thought that this was rather a morbid sentence.


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

Maybe it's just Ponyta


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zoltan81565

Mein Her-... haus brennt!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maxts517

They must've ignored the Duolingo reminders for too long

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