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"Did your father make this?"

Translation:Hat dein Vater dies gemacht?

March 24, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WLB357314

Why not "Hat dein Vater das gemacht?"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pulci87

"Hat dein vater das gemacht" reported wrong...


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

One year later, "Hat dein vater das gemacht" still marked incorrect. The correct solution is given as "Hat dein Vater dies gemacht?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerard.D

I entered 'Hat euer Vater dies Macht' and was wrong. The solution given was 'Hat euer Vater dies getan'. I have never encountered 'getan' yet in Duolingo or in German conversations. Why is my answer incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max.Em

It must be gemacht, not macht. Getan sounds a bit more refined, it's basically like

  • do=tun (pp.: getan) and
  • make = machen (pp.: gemacht),

but imho it doesn't fit here, because the sentence says explicitely "make", not "do" (c.f. "Hat dein Vater dieses Spielzeug gemacht?" ->did he make this toy, impossible to use tun/getan here vs. "Du hast blaue Flecken (bruises)! Hat dein Vater das getan/gemacht?", where gemacht sounds a bit childish, but is valid).


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

getan = past participle of tun / tuen (to do)

gemacht = past participle of machen (to make / to do)

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