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"Nein, die Spiegel gehören einfach dazu."

March 19, 2013

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

I find the dictionary hints terribly unhelpful in these cases.

The verb is 'dazugehören' (= to belong to it, to go with, to be among), it's conjugated like this:

ich gehöre dazu

du gehörst dazu

er/sie/es gehört dazu

wir gehören dazu

ihr gehört dazu

sie gehören dazu

The dictionary hint however is only for 'gehören' (=to belong) without giving an indication that 'dazu' is a part of the verb. And then it's translated as 'are fitting', 'be fitting', which is not only wrong, but also doesn't help with this sentence - hence the confusion in the comments.


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

Moreover, "einfach dazugehören" is an idiom: http://www.dict.cc/?s=einfach+dazugeh%C3%B6ren"


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

thanks for this explanation


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

thank you so much! i was so confused :)


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

I don't see how this is the translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sine314

This could be a context: [at IKEA] "Hmm, darling, I love this cabinet, but it looks much nicer with the mirrors. How much are those? Are they sold separately?" - "No, the mirrors just come with it."

I think the original German sentence could also be translated literally, like "No, the mirrors just belong to it."


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

Thanks, I see your point but how can one possibly picture that context from a single sentence? I think it can be only an alternative correct answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bmwx11

What is gehoeren doing in this sentence, then?


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

Just incase a member of the Duo staff comes across this, I'd like to add too that the word "dazu" is incredibly poorly taught and I don't really understand it. I'm memorising it than I am learning how it works.


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

or "the mirrors just belong with it"...(perhaps?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/L1SA

i hate this sentence


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

I am subscribed to the emails for this discussion, and when this one came, I literally laughed out loud! LOL


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

I tend to understand this sentence as "No the mirrors belong here".


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

That's also what I think.


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

That is unbelievably rare to guess that translation. I hate these, because I've lost a heart because of it :( But, this is how duolingo can evolve :)


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

You guys are doing better than me, i wasn't even close


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScottEmerson777

This one was way too odd.

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