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German Ich und ein Mann

A man and I is more natural in English English than I and a man. Putting yourself first might be considered rather bad mannered.

September 12, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

It's similar in German. I would always say, for example: Mein Bruder und ich.

Ein Mann und ich haben einer Frau beim Aussteigen geholfen.


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

How?

Explain please

I want my improvement in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

It is not a matter of word order but one of manners.


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

Of course, I want manners when I speak in ANY language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

There's a German proverb: "der Esel nennt sich immer zuerst". I told this to my daughter a gazillion times, I even made donkey sounds every time she said "ich und...", but but she kept saying it nonetheless. In a couple of years, when she has kids of her own, she will copy my words to her kids.

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