"Gehst du ins Wasser?"

Translation:Are you going into the water?

October 14, 2017

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/KevinHimbe

Going "in" the water (vs "into") is also acceptable in American English

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SasquatchFingers

It should be an acceptable answer, unless British English is more strict in the usage.

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WarrenBrow3

But its not and there's no "report" button on the mobile app.

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dave_Chapman

And UK

February 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/GSGilbert

In British English both could be used, but going in the water is more common/ colloquial, I guess

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mmlak

If we were beside a lake, I could easily ask 'are you going in the water'. So surely that should be an acceptable translation?

May 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeKoos1

We would say "getting into the water", but Duo didn't accept it.

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/johnmcm42

"Are you going in the water" should be accepted. Of course "in" in German means "into", but when speaking of water, what's the difference? You cannot go "in" water in any other way without going "into". Duo is splitting hairs on a bald man; there is no "there" there. Which is why British and American English would use "in" and "into" interchangeably in this context.

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BillDornan

I agree totally.

December 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nancy783127

"Are you going in the water" has to be accepted here. I understand the distinction that Duo is trying to draw, but an American would very rarely say it that way.

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NiiOkaikoi

Why was ins used

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

It's a contraction of in das, i.e. "into the".

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BillDornan

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Do you go in the water ? Thus should be an acceptable translation of the sentence

December 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dclundsgaard

"Are you going in the water" should be an acceptable answer. At least where I live (Seattle), "going in the water" would be more common than "going into the water." The latter would be viewed as somewhat stilted.

December 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nghicks

"in the water" not accepted as of 13 Jan 19. Reported.

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AmitTiwari295890

Got it

October 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RafaelBapt17

If I ask anyone if he or she is going into the water, it is the same question as Are you getting wet? Isn't it?

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

No. Someone can get wet by standing in the rain, for example; that's not "going into the water".

And if they have a drysuit on, they might even go into the water without getting wet.

December 25, 2017
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