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yes it was - we need some proper notes if "schon" has to mean different things with different nouns so absolutely - why not a nice child and a lovely flower? Duo should not be a fairground game of guessing, or getting shot if you're wrong, it's a way to learn, so if there's a secret about what schon means please teach us!
Don't ignore the little dots! The letters o and ö are different in German, and are sometimes the difference between two entirely different words.
schon = "already"
schön = "beautiful"
They are also pronounced differently (schon vs. schön on Forvo). If you don't see the special characters as extra buttons on screen, try long-pressing "O" on your touchscreen keyboard. If you are on a desktop computer, see this guide.
I agree. Imagine a teenage son's feelings on being referred to as "beautiful"! Usually we say "handsome" or "good-looking" when referring to men or older boys, and "beautiful" for women, girls, and very young boys.
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