"Das Mädchen zählt Schafe."

Translation:The girl is counting sheep.

January 16, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaymondLee10

Is this also a German idiom for "trying to go to sleep"?

January 16, 2018

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

Sheep counting is one of many methods to get tired. Some people count imaginary sheep. So it is not a phase for trying to go to sleep, but an activity some people really do.

January 16, 2018

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

That's more or less what Raymond was asking, right?

Yeah, it's the same in English, German, Dutch and possibly other languages.

January 16, 2018
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