"Wir brauchen ihn."

Translation:We need him.

January 14, 2018



Ihn = him? How have I missed that thus far?

March 26, 2018


ihn = him, yes.

(But not always the other way around, as ihm can also be "him".)

March 26, 2018


"We need it" was not accepted, but in my opinion ihn could also be a "it" if it's masculine in German.

June 8, 2018


    True, for example:
    Du hast den Schraubenzieher. Wir brauchen ihn = "You have the screwdriver. We need it".

    However, file this under 'practical real-word tips' and don't expect it to be accepted on Duolingo unless the context clearly indicates you're talking about an inanimate object or animal.

    October 16, 2018


    how is we want him a wrong answer?

    December 9, 2018


    Because, as parents worldwide try to teach their children, wanting something is not the same as needing it.

    "Mummy, I need a new pencil case! -- No, darling, you want a new pencil case. You don't need one: your old one is still perfectly good."

    brauchen is to need.

    December 9, 2018


    Why is it ''him''? Is not it Dative? How can I say ''I need her''?

    February 19, 2019


    Why is it ''him''? Is not it Dative?

    That's right -- it is not dative, but rather accusative. brauchen is a regular transitive verb and takes a direct object in the accusative case.

    How can I say ''I need her''?

    Ich brauche sie.

    February 19, 2019
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