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"Sie achten ihn."

Translation:You 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"?


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

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'?


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

    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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