"Hans und Karl sind Brüder."

Translation:Hans and Karl are brothers.

March 29, 2018

19 Comments


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

Slowly we are getting a backstory to Hans and Karl. Probably twin brothers according to some of the sentences where people mistake them.

June 28, 2018

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

They are bears actually: "Die Bären heißen Hans und Karl." That's what Duo tells us. Also he mentions a bear who wears dresses. Could be Hans, could be Karl, could be some other bear. The plot thickens.

March 15, 2019

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

haha yeah

December 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krb10

is it necessary to spell proper names correctly

June 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
Mod

    Yes, especially if you can see the original sentence. But was it a "type what you hear" exercise? What did you write?

    October 25, 2018

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

    The usual form of Karl is Carl in English. I understand putting "Karl" as the preferred answer, but "Carl" absolutely should also be accepted

    August 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
    Mod

      Was it a "type what you hear" exercise? If not, you should know it's unusual to translate names.

      October 25, 2018

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

      I typed "brueder" instead of "Brüder" and it was marked wrong, despite Duo usually allowing that.

      September 23, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
      Mod

        At level 25, you should really have figured out how to type the special characters already.

        October 25, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuperLearner007

        I thought that Hansek only had Gretel as a sister. Nobody told me about this Karl guy.

        April 19, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZuMako8_Momo

        The name in German is actually „Hänsel“.

        September 12, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erika289119

        I thought John was the English form of Hans... at least it was so true for all of my relatives

        August 1, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
        Mod

          They may have common roots, but it's not expected to translate the names of people.

          October 25, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skibo21776

          Karl? Did she really say Karl? Sounded like Konnig to me.

          August 26, 2018

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

          Correct answer marked as a mistake, how come ? Bug?

          October 27, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/u.gQbM

          @SuperLearner007 Hänsel and Gretel are from a fairytale. Karl occurs in German history. For example "Karl der Große". Therefore, the names were popular for a while until the 1950s.

          December 17, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Markqz
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          Are we supposed to be able to hear a difference between Bruder and Brüder ? Or is it just a writing thing? To me they sound the same.

          December 17, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeremy175182

          The audio on this site is pretty woeful. Way over compressed and it makes things hard to understand. i could barely make out Karl. It sounds funny and like there is a syllable added.

          January 11, 2019

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George440015

          I hate Hans and Karl. Almost everytime I swap their names and get wrong answer for that even though everything else is correct...

          February 7, 2019
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