"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"?

November 27, 2017

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

Is also possible.

November 27, 2017

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

That wasn't accepted for me.

November 27, 2017

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

Report it, please.

November 27, 2017

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

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

November 27, 2017

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.

November 27, 2017

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)".

November 27, 2017
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