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"I am a university student and my brother is a pupil."

Translation:Ich bin Student und mein Bruder ist Schüler.

November 8, 2017



I only noticed that there are no articles here, just Student, not ein Student. What's the rule here? And if I said ein Student, would that add some specific meaning?


Why won't Ich bin ein Universitätsstudent work?


Because it's implicit: Student is always a university student. For students below university level, e.g. Oberstufe (comparable to highschool) we would use Schüler.


Because Germans don't say that. You are a student "auf der Uni."


My reply wasn't accepted either "Ich bin eine Universität Student und Mein Bruder ist ein Schüler" If you put the word 'University' then you translate it to 'Universität', I don't see why they omit that word in the translation? Please advise.


As per Max.Em's reply above, "Student" is always a university student, so "Universität Student" is like saying "university university student".


Any Student is never a University Student. Which is why the word "University" (Universität Student) is used to differentiate that. Student, in general is for all levels but a University Student (Universität Student) is actually of higher level (niveau) See Edu. Chart. The highest level in University. All other levels are just Students. https://goo.gl/images/BAo9G7


What part of the chart should I be looking at? As far as I can see, it doesn't give any German words for any kind of student. It only uses the English word "students" without saying how it would be translated.


"Studentinnen und Studenten studieren an einer Universität. Schülerinnen und Schüler lernen in einer Schule (Gymnasium, Realschule, Hauptschule, Gesamtschule, usw.)" - from the forum that Karen's claiming has "no mention of University".


Obviously, there's no mention of University here at your forum. Sorry but If you need to learn how to read a chart or diagram you can go back to high school and ask your high school teacher again. I am sure he/she will be ever so glad to help you out. Peace.


Can be male or female, so should accept Student or Studentin (or both)!


It accepted Studentin for me.

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