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"Can I use your telephone?"

Translation:Kann ich dein Telefon benutzen?

October 25, 2017

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

Why is this "kann ich" instread of "darf ich"?


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

Man. I keep choosing the word "Handy" from the word bank. My fault for going too fast. It's 2018. I have to mentally override the reflex that the default for telephone isn't a cell phone, especially in the context of asking to use a phone.


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

'Kann ich dein Telefon "brauchen"' statt "benutzen" sollte nach meiner Meinung auch akzeptiert werden, da dies ├╝blich ist.


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

No, that'd be gebrauchen = verwenden = benutzen.

brauchen = need


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

Why not euer Telephon?


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

So, Handy is not a kind of telephone?


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

i thought the usage here should be "darf ich" because the english " can I" in this instance -- while accepted and understood -- is still considered uncouth. I guess here, the Duolingo lesson is how to be uncouth in multiple languages.

"Darf ich" was accepted though.

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