"Ich spreche auch Deutsch."

Translation:I speak German, too.

November 13, 2017

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    What is wrong with "I speak German, also"?


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

    I would report it as an answer that should be accepted. I reported "I speak also German" today.


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

    So what's wrong with i too speak german?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
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      If you report it, it would probably be accepted as an alternative answer. I do have a couple of comments though.

      Firstly, it sounds overly formal, which the German doesn't. It also heavily emphasises that it is also I who speaks German, rather than that it is also German that I speak. Duolingo's original sentence is closer to the latter. Since German can also change the word order to have that emphasis (Auch ich spreche Deutsch), I would discourage your chosen translation. But it is not incorrect per se.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdvaldoRos1

      Thanks! I wanted to know exactly how to enphasize ME in the sentence.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Doc341842

      I speak German also. should be accepted.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jlsnow57

      Or "I also speak German."


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

      Is anyone else hearing "Ich spreche auf Deutsch" for the write what you hear exercise?


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

      It sounded like " auf Deutsch" to me.


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

      "I speak German also" should also be accepted.

      Reported October 6th, 2019


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarenAllen632703

      It's still not being accepted. I reported it again on Nov 22nd.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DonK10
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      Does "auch" refer to Deutsch in this sentence? (As in: I speak English, but I speak German too)

      Or does "auch" refer to "Ich"? (As in: You speak German, but I speak German too)


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

      I understand it as the former.
      The latter would be "Ich auch spreche Deutsch".

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