"Lukas und Anna sind Kinder."

Translation:Lukas and Anna are children.

September 14, 2017

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

come on... we shouldn't be penalised for spelling the names wrongly!


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

this make me nerves


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0HSaIPMT

you may be kind but german children are kinder


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

I got marked wrong because I said 'Lucas' not 'Lukas' in a listening exercise? That's not fair because I got the German right, just did a different spelling of a name!


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

I use head phones and I absolutely could not make out the name "Lukas" used in this sentence. It sounded like the man said, "Brookis". I got the name wrong and Duo counted it wrong. The rest of the sentence was proper. Should one be penalized for getting a name wrong?


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

Heard Brukas too and I still heard the "Br" after learning it was supposed to be Lukas


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    Are you really gonna bust my balls for spelling Anna with one 'n'. That's so pedantic and counter-productive.


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

    Or Lukas with c :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nova46
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    Shouldn't penalize for spelling variations on proper names when the source is audio.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sachat3

    When sied is used for plural why using sind then


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

    seid is used for the plural second person, when you are talking to the people. ihr seid = you are sie sind = they are (Sie sind is also formal for you are but only if Sie is capitalized)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KammeronDe1

    How do know which are to use if it doesnt say ihr or wir


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

    Here it's «they». Lukas + Anna = they.

    Sie sind kinder = They are children (kids also accepted by DL)

    sie sind = plural = they.
    Sie sind (with «S») = seems a plural, but its a plural of politeness = polite you.
    sie ist = singular = she.


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

    Lucas ... Lukas. Can be spelled both ways. It's just a name, and agree with xxCheriexx, both should be accepted.


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

    This should accept "Ana" as well as "Anna". At least when the question is only audio.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lauraalice2

    This is exactly what just happened to me! In many languages, and other courses on here they want you to spell it Ana, adds an unnecessary extra level of confusion to the already complicated task of learning new languages!


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

    Everyone's (rightly) complaining about being marked down for spelling Lukas and Anna differently, but I'm more annoyed by the fact that the woman's voice trails off in between the third and fourth words (Anna and sind), almost as if she's saying Annaha sind or something. Had to re-listen a couple of times because of it.


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

    I know! I almost put in "Lukas and Anna hassen Kinder"... Lukas and Anne hate children! :-)


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

    Mismarked for Ana, which is a variation of Anna


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PushpenduB1

    Lucas sounds like Brutus


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZaidFaisal4

    nuu i can feel my accent changing as i speak lmao


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmrSayed968303

    IT is Not My Problem!!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/neppo212

    She said lukhass not lucas at first time i thought that she said " look has " xD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/matt620006

    Penalized for spelling "lukas" wrong . But got german right


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

    I wrote Lukhas und Ana


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

    I speller Anna with one n


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

    That Lukas name sounded like Burkas or something along those lines. Thst is one thick accent, which makes it harder to pick up names.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abc561231

    How's "Lu" pronounced in german


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AMEYA365960

    We must not lose correct cuestions in a row by are spelling mistakes


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/An8reea

    C'mon I switched the name and got penalized


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UmerFarooq363873

    sind used with nouns seid used with you and your is it correct?


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

    My pronunciation isn't making it- Uggh- I must move on. My German cousins understood me


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

    Can we talk about "sind" instead of spelling Lucas? I remember in last lesson we used sind for we, seid for you, now we're using sind for you. This language has no absolute formula in grammar

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