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"It is almost enough."

Translation:Es ist fast genug.

December 24, 2017



Why not "Es ist fast reicht"? What is the difference between Reicht and genug?


"reichen" is a verb, "genug" is an adjective.

You could translate "es reicht" as "it suffices", it's a complete sentence.

With "genug", you need the verb "sein" to make a complete sentence: "es ist genug"

Both would be correct here.

The correct word order would be: "Es reicht fast."

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