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

Kennt er deinen Vater?

it might be a stupid question but how am I supposed to know this is a question? only by the question mark? am I missing here anything?

thank you

July 1, 2012

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

You can tell by the word order: when the verb comes first, it is a question! Compare: a) Er hat einen Hund b)Hat er einen Hund?


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

The question mark certainly helps, however you could tell by the order of the words in the sentence. Let's exclude the question mark. If it were a stating sentence, you would put the subject before the verb, as you do in English: Er kenn deinen Vater. If it were a question, you'd put the verb before the subject, you do that in English, although you use the auxiliary verb 'Does.' Kennt er deinen Vater?


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

got it. thank you


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

I believe Vader means "Father" thus Darth Vader means Darth Father.

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