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"Die Suche ist auf Deutsch verfügbar."

Translation:The search is available in German.

December 17, 2017

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

I speak two languages in which prepositions seem logic for me, but concerning German I find them hard to make sense for me or even easy to keep , I dont know how to solve this problem !


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

Just try learning them as phrases or at least don't mind them and they'll come to you when you've seen enough of them


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

How would you say "The search in German is available"?


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

You can - as far as grammar is concerned - change the German word order in that way: "Die Suche auf Deutsch ist verfügbar."

...but it sounds unnatural both in German and in English to me (normally you'd just say, "Die deutsche Suche ist verfügbar"), unless the situation is that you work for Google, and Google is available in many languages, and "the search in German" stopped working. So, "the search in German" is what it's about. Then, if the German Google works again, you could say, "Die Suche auf Deutsch ist wieder verfügbar."

Similarly, if you're at a library: "Haben Sie 'Harry Potter' auf Deutsch?" - "Ja, 'Harry Potter' auf Deutsch ist verfügbar." (= you can borrow it today) - it's not about whether there exists a version of "Harry Potter" in German, it's a question about an actual "German 'Harry Potter' book".


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

Who talks about a "search" online as in this sentence. Unheard of in my life.

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