"Er liest zu schnell für mich."

Translation:He reads too fast for me.

October 11, 2017



Is there a reason "He reads too quickly for me" is incorrect here or should that be an alternative?

October 11, 2017


    That should also be accepted.

    October 11, 2017


    Still not accepted though. Reported.

    November 12, 2018


    I think it should be correct too.

    December 21, 2018


    Quickly would be preferable to fast in spoken English in this context.

    October 19, 2017


    He reads too quickly for me is still not accepted. "Quick" is found under the hover hints, yet he reads too quick for me is terrible and wrong.

    May 9, 2018


    Reported 6/7/18

    June 7, 2018


    Quickly should be preferred to fast in written or spoken English

    May 5, 2018


    quickly is still not being accepted :(

    August 14, 2018


    I translated this sentence into English as "he reads too quickly for me", but Duo says that "quickly" is the "wrong" word and that it should be "fast". I strongly agree with the comments of most of your correspondents below, that Duo is wrong here in not accepting "quickly" as being virtually synonymous with "fast". In the context of this sentence, "quickly" would be the preferable word in English, as Mark 392155, and others below, have quite rightly stated.

    August 28, 2018



    September 30, 2018


    For anyone else struggling with me: This must be the most underdeveloped section of the duolingo german course (dative prepositions)..

    so much unexplained (i do appreciate what has been explained though, like the contractions), which is odd because prepositions are naturally one of the least straightforward parts of a language; so many acceptable answers have been reported that Duolingo is not accepting after years of reports. Seems like a waste of time to memorize answers that only Duolingo will accept, only to later be confused in a real-life situation where that rigidity is challenged.

    September 13, 2018


    I dont know the difference between 'to' and 'too' in english!

    July 31, 2018


    A shame no one has answered you. "Too" has a couple of meanings. It is an adverb that adds a vague amount to the adjective or adverb that follow it. For instance: "it is too hot" or "She ran too quickly."

    In addition, it means "also." As in "I'm going, too" or "They are happy, too" So you can say "They are too happy, too" but it sounds better if you say "They, too, are too happy." And don't ever start a sentence with "too." You shouldn't say "Too, it means also." Starting a sentence with "too" drives many English speakers crazy.

    The other "to" is a preposition. It is also the full infinitive of a verb: "to go" or "to have." You don't use it as a verb, it is just a full expression of the verb before conjugating

    September 17, 2018


    I recommend against using "too" twice in a sentence. I think it's better to replace one with "also." For instance, "They are also too happy" sounds better than, "They, too, are too happy." If for no other reason, commas seem to have fallen out of favor, at least in the US & Canada.

    September 18, 2018


    of course. I was using that as an example to showcase both uses in one sentence. I would never be caught dead writing that or really half of the crap that passes for english on this site.

    November 19, 2018


    Still not accepting 'quickly'.

    September 25, 2018


    Why not 'Er liest zu schnell für mir'? I thought für would cause an accusative.

    October 20, 2018


    The accusative is 'mich' - 'mir' is dative

    October 20, 2018


    It should be quickly in this sentence.

    November 19, 2018


    Pls, what is wrong with: "For me he reads to fast"

    December 25, 2018


    While German uses zu for "to" and "too", they are 'two' different words in English. Your sentence would mean that he was reading in order to fast (from food).

    December 26, 2018


    I wrote the exact answer and it said correct but it was in red and i cant move on with the lesson

    April 19, 2019


    We wouldnt say he reads too fast, we would say he reads too quick for me, regardless of whether it is bad English or not.

    May 1, 2019


    Why is "he reads too quick for me" incorrect?

    May 14, 2019


    I would say to fast not too fast

    December 13, 2018


    you would be wrong if you were talking about speed. To fast is the infinitive for a verb that means to not eat for short period of time.

    December 15, 2018



    October 19, 2017


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    October 19, 2017
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