"Sie achten ihn."

Translation:They respect him.

March 18, 2013

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

is it possible, from the context, to know whether this phrase should mean "they esteem/respect him" or "they keep an eye on him"?


[deactivated user]

    There's a difference between "jdn achten" and "auf jdn achten".

    • Sie achten ihn. = They/You respect him.

    • Sie achten auf ihn. = They/You keep an eye on him.


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

    Ich Danke dir, Eine gute Erklaerung fuer much.


    [deactivated user]

      Why is the translation not 'they pay attention to him'?


      [deactivated user]

        That would be "Sie achten auf ihn".


        [deactivated user]

          Danke sehr.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alberto-Villar

          Why is "they mind him" not accepted ?


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

          Requires auf, see above.

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