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# "Vierzig geteilt durch zehn gleich vier."

## Translation:Forty divided by ten equals four.

## 23 Comments

- 110

There are A LOT of expressions for calculations in German: {A+B} A plus B, A und B ; ; {A-B} A minus B, A weniger B ; ; {A÷B} A durch B , A geteilt durch B, Der B-te * Teil von A, B geht in A ; ; {AxB} A mal B, Das A-fache von B ; ; {=} gleich, ist gleich, ist, macht, ergibt, sind gleich, sind, ergeben, and probably more... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - *: here you use the ordinal number: {ERSTE, zweite, DRITTE, vierte, fünfte, sechste, SIEBTE, achte, neunte, zehnte, ...-te}

It seems nearly impossible to use the microphone to speak answers correctly.

Sometimes I would pronounce things exactly right and have them counted as wrong. Other times I would mumble bleh blah grak blargh and that would be counted as correct.

So, finally I just gave up and switched off using the microphone.

- 556

**Would be very nice if there were some examples of multiplication, powering and geometry.**

- 652

Thanks for accepting answers like "2 + 2 = 4" for other questions. But for this question "40 / 10 = 4" was marked wrong, which is a bit confusing.

"equals" ist eine Verbform (wörtlich: "gleicht"). "equal" ist ein Adjektiv und heißt einfach "gleich".

Anders als im Deutschen, wo man statt "ist gleich" einfach "gleich" sagen kann, muss man auf Englisch das "ist" ("is") unbedingt verwenden, wenn man das Adjektiv verwenden will.

Also entweder "X equals Y" oder "X **is** equal **to** Y".

- 266

Impossible to get the pronunciation right! Took me five attempts and i am not sure what was different about the one that was finally accepted! How annoying to lose hearts!