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"Ich gebe ihn in Pflege!"

March 17, 2013

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

What does it exactly mean: "I give him into care."?


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

I don't know what the intended meaning of the German sentence is, but the English sentence doesn't mean anything. It is probably a poorly translated version of the German sentence which I would assume means that the speaker put someone into a healthcare facility (senior's home or something like that). I'm not a native German speaker though, so wait for someone else to comment on the German sentence.


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

You're right.


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

Hooray! I'm learning!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/philster043

I suppose there's no perfect English translation for this sentence. The closest I can think of is "I'm providing him with care" as in hospital emergency care, or "I'm taking care of him."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/philster043

Actually, "I'm taking him into care" sounds better. Going to see if they'll accept that.


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

Do they mean, "I put him into care!"?

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