"I thank you all."

Translation:Ich danke euch.

December 8, 2017

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I got the answer correct but could someone tell me if you can say Ich danke euch alle? Viele Danke


You could say "Ich danke euch allen" (it is the Dative case, therefore you need the "n" at the end of "alle"). I think the "allen" does not appear in the answer, because Duolingo just uses the "all" in the English sentence to make clear that it expects you to choose the plural form of "you" (euch") instead of the singular form ("dir"). So since there is this difference in German you don't necessarily need the "allen" to indicate that you mean the plural.


I replied "Ich danke euch allen" and was marked WRONG- just sayin'

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    Yes, I think it would be much better, rather than putting the English word "all" in, to put the word "plural" in brackets after ("you"). Surely nobody would then think that the word "plural" had to be translated!


    Correct! You all is a southern IS expression and not an indication as to whether you is singular or plural.


    You can use 'Ich danke euch allen.' or 'Ich danke Ihnen allen.' (formal).


    Or in addition why does alle not appear in the sentence as it is offered as an option in the drop down tab please?


    Why is "Ich danke Ihnen" wrong? Im using the polite word (Sie) in dativ. Am I wrong?


    I also wrote ich danke ihnen, and I KNOW it is right, but got marked wrong ....


    You are not wrong. I'm report it


    why is "ich danke ihr alle" incorrect? is it because "euch" exists?


    There are two mistakes here, which as it's a while since you posted you probably don't need help to spot any longer. Anyway, "ihr" means "to her". "To you" (formal) is "Ihnen".

    The "all" in "I thank you all" , if translated, has to be in the dative case along with the "you", so it's "Ich danke Ihnen allen". I made the same mistake.

    Unsere Eule Duo is being unfair to expect us to know "euch" not "Ihnen" is what is wanted.


    "Ich danke euch"? Warum nicht "Ich danke euch alle" was ist mit"all"?


    If you are going to translate the "all" in "I thank you all" then it should be "Ich danke euch allen" as the "all" has to be in the dative case along with the "you". Another acceptable answer should be "Ich danke Ihnen allen".

    Our little green owl Duo is being very unfair. If English is not your native language you may not know that in the Southern States of the USA people say "you all" instead of just "you" when they are speaking to two or more people. They use "all" to indicate that the "you" is the plural "you". It's a regional usage - not standard English - yet here Duo expected us to guess that the usage of the Southern USA had been adopted. How were we supposed to guess that? Unfair, Duo, unfair!

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