https://www.duolingo.com/cluney2

Alles gut, und Kein Problem

Hey guys. When should I use 'Alles gut' and when should I use 'Kein Problem'? Or are they interchangeable?

December 3, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/RedAngel666

Hi Cluney,

I don't think they are interchangeable.

Kein Problem -> use it like in english 'Kann ich mir dein Handy (ja wir sagen Handy :-) ) leihen? Ja klar, kein Problem. Kann ich die Ware auch morgen erst bestellen? Ja können Sie, kein Problem.

'Alles gut' -> colloquial short for 'alles wird gut' Everything is going to be alright. 'Ich muss unbedingt meine Mutter anrufen und mein Handy ist leer' 'Alles gut. Beruhige Dich, du kannst meins benutzen' 'Ich habe die falsche Ware bestellt und per email geändert. Ist sie noch rechtzeitig angekommen? Ja, alles gut, ich hab die Änderung schon vorgenommen.

Kein Problem - you confirm that it is ok. Alles gut - you ease somebody who's a little bit upset that everything is going to be like planned.

Best regards Angel

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cluney2

Vielen Dank!

December 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN

Hallo Angel, we say our cellphone is dead not "empty" (leer). Das ist gut zu wissen. Would you ever say Mein Handy ist tot?

Danke und Wiedersehen, Susan

December 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/stepintime

Personally, I would say "Mein Handy ist tot" (probably because I see it in English too often ;-) ), but more likely "Mein Akku ist leer" / "My battery is 'empty'".

By the way, note that in German we make a difference between non-rechargeable batteries (die Batterie, pl. Batterien) and rechargeable batteries (der Akku, pl. Akkus; actually short for Akkumulator, but that's just the technical term that nobody uses).

December 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RedAngel666

Hi Susan,

I would say 'Mein Handy ist tot' if it doesn't work anymore. When I know it's only because the battery is empty I say 'Mein Handy ist leer/Mein Akku ist leer'. Stepintime is right. We make that difference.

Best regards Angel

December 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cluney2

In English I know there are different ways to say that the phone is run out of battery. Often in Australia we say it's 'flat'. i don't know if you say that in the USA. But saying the phone is empty would seem to make sense since it is 'empty from battery'.

liebe Grüße

cluney

December 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN

If someone says "Wie geht es dir?" Then you can say "Alles gut". If they say "Danke für die Hilfe" you can say "Kein Problem." In other words it depends on the context/situation.

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RedAngel666

Hi Susan,

oh that's true. In some areas of Germany it is a common way to say you are fine.

liebe Grüße Angel

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cluney2

Thankyou

December 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/stepintime

If somebody stepped on your foot, you can use both. "I'm / it's fine" vs. "Not a problem / don't mind it".

December 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tiramisues

In that example, you could also say "Alles gut." (or I would at least) s a reply to an apology, just to say that "all is well" and it's okay. It's probably one of the few cases where it is interchangeable.

December 4, 2017
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