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"Die Frau isst vor dem Mann."

Translation:The woman is eating in front of the man.

November 27, 2017

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephen37168

Why not "The woman eats in front of the man"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaptianKaos8

That wasn't accepted for me.


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

Report it, please.


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

What if we want to say "the woman is eating before the man"?


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

You would use the same sentence and would need to add some specification of time to mark the use of vor as temporal, or, more typically, you'd use a subordinate: Die Frau ißt, bevor der Mann ißt.


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

I disagree about the requirement to add some specification of time.

Die Frau isst vor dem Mann on its own can mean "The woman eats before the man (does)".

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