"Für sie oder gegen sie?"

Translation:For her or against her?

December 5, 2017



Is there no way to know if the person is talking about "her" or "them" in this sentence, or am I missing something?

July 17, 2018


No, you're right: there is no way to tell the difference, except context.

And in the spoken language, where you can't see capitalisation, accusative sie might even be Sie "you".

July 18, 2018



July 19, 2018


First "her" not strictly necessary. Reported.

June 21, 2018


Exactly. "For or against her" is perfectly acceptable English

June 26, 2018


= "Für oder gegen sie."

please translate the sentence given as closely as possible.

We don't need the first "sie" in German either. But since there are two "sie"'s it's best to translate it with two "her"'s as well.

June 1, 2019


Still not accepted, 181211.

December 11, 2018


If you highlight over "gegen", the first solution says "for". I tried it and it said it was wrong. ??

December 5, 2017


Yes, it's wrong.

The hints system gets confused easily if a given word occurs somewhere else in the sentence already -- in this case, there is a "for" in the correct translation (as the translation of für) and I suppose that's why it brought "for" to the top of the list for gegen as well.

But that's not what it means here.

The ordering of the hints is not completely reliable and so they can never be "suggestions" or "recommendations" -- in the end, you have to rely on your own knowledge. (Either because you knew it already, or you try it and get it wrong and see the correction and then you learn it.)

December 6, 2017


Could it be..."For her or againgst them"?

August 9, 2019


Could it be..."For her or againgst them"?


August 9, 2019


I think it would be best to have one solution as "Are you for her or against her?" Obviously it isn't the literal transliteration, but translation is supposed to make sense in the language to which one translates. The accepted solution is technically correct, but no one speaks that way in English.

April 28, 2018


Isn't it fun to have a sentence without a verb sometimes?

May 7, 2018


Yes, it sure.

September 15, 2018


As part of a conversation, the sentence is perfectly normal in English.

August 16, 2019


How do i know here if sie means her or they? From context?

February 1, 2019


That's right.

February 1, 2019


I said "with her or against her" it was marked wrong though I think it should be right.

May 22, 2019


That would be the translation for "Mit ihr oder gegen sie?"

May 23, 2019
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