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"I love you! - I know!"

Translation:Ich liebe dich! - Ich weiß!

November 14, 2017

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

Loving the Star Wars reference


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MelanieBry1

When is kenne appropriate?


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

Short version: use kennen with people and places, wissen with information or facts.

Here, wissen is appropriate: you know the fact that the other person loves you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WTD5

Why not: "Ich liebe Sie! - Ich weiß!"


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

Why not: "Ich liebe Sie! - Ich weiß!"

Sie is used when speaking formally; you would not normally confess your love to such a person.

That said, your sentence is grammatically correct. You can report it as "my translation should be accepted" if you wish.


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

Would a child say "Ich liebe Sie" to a parent?


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

Would a child say "Ich liebe Sie" to a parent?

Nowadays, no. I don't know anybody who calls their parents Sie now.

100 years ago, perhaps.

It lasted longer in the Netherlands, I think -- in the 1990's, I met a Dutch girl who still called her parents U. But even then, that was becoming rather unusual.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mel579096

A young child would say rather "Ich hab dich lieb"/"Ich hab euch lieb" than "Ich liebe dich"


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

Auf Deutsch sagt man das, bevor man in Karbonit tiefgefroren wird.

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