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

Wir sollten zu euch kommen

Duolingo said sollten is the past form of should and translated this sentence as "We should come to you."

Can it be also translated as "We should have come to you." ?

July 2, 2012

5 Comments


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

"Wir sollten zu euch kommen" means that "we" should do that (sometime) in the future, so "We should come to you" ist the correct translation. The translation of "We should have come to you" would be "Wir h├Ątten zu euch kommen sollen" (sometimes in the past)...

July 2, 2012

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

I just looked it up to be sure. Yeah you are right it makes no sense to translate the past tense into the present tense. You should give duolingo feedback (left side of the screen) so they can correct what "I think" is a mistake. (emphasis intended)

July 2, 2012

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

@Sisyphos you're prob right, but if u translate the past tense into present, then how do u translate the present tense? e.g. "Wir sollen zu euch kommen."

July 2, 2012

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

That would be "We shall come to you"

July 2, 2012

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

thanks xD

July 2, 2012
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