"Die Suche ist auf Deutsch verfügbar."

Translation:The search is available in German.

December 17, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/SyamkumarR
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How would you say "The search in German is available"?

December 17, 2017

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

December 17, 2017

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

March 23, 2019
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