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"You're learning fast, my friend!"

Translation:Du lernst schnell, mein Freund!

January 25, 2018



Vielen Dank Duolingo.


Why is "Du lernst schnell, meinen Freund" incorrect?


Because 'mein Freund' has to be in the same case as 'Du', which is the nominative case.

"Meinen Freund" is in the accusative case, which is why that is incorrect.


why it is not meinen cuz the i think freund's articel is der?


The article for "Freund" is indeed "der"—in the nominative case—and as we are dealing with the aforementioned case, it has to be "mein Freund", because "meinen Freund" is only used in the accusative case.


Why does it mark freundin as incorrect?


From a reliable source I am told that adding "mein Freund" like this is typically reserved for men/boys, and with women/girls you'd be more likely to see/hear/read "meine Liebe".


freundin's main mean is girlfriend.Maybe that's the reason.


Danke schoen, duo!


Why is adding bist like du bist lernst schnell mein freund ?


The present tense also called the simple present (Präsens) is used to talk about the present and future in German. We can translate it into one of three English tenses: the simple present, present progressive and future with will or going to. It is the most commonly used tense in the German language.

To add to the above quote, there are no two separate tenses in German that correspond to the simple present and present progressive in English—both are expressed using Präsens.

That means, direct translations from Präsens back to English will always be in the simple present tense. In this case:

Du lernst schnell, mein Freund!
You learn fast, my friend!

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