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"Ich spreche auch Deutsch."

Translation:I speak German, too.

November 13, 2017

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[deactivated user]

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


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

    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

    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/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/CalmlyBallistic

    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/DonK10
    • 1849

    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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