"Meine Frau spricht nicht mit mir."

Translation:My wife does not talk with me.

April 12, 2018

12 Comments


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

We would not use this in English. "My wife is not talking to me" is the usual. "talk to" or "discuss with"

April 12, 2018

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

We say it in the south

May 4, 2019

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

Benjamen89; this looks like a useful thread about various words to do with relationships https://german.stackexchange.com/questions/11054/comparison-of-german-words-describing-various-degrees-of-a-romantic-relationship

from this, it seems you would, indeed, say "Meine Frau". I guess much in the same way as we'd say "my man" and "my woman" in Britain.

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Holly2786

I think it's silly that "My woman does not speak with me" is not an accepted answer.

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wxfrog
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She's probably not talking to you because you call her your woman. ;)

September 29, 2018

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

"My woman doesn't speak TO me" might just about be OK but not "speak WITH me". And even using "My woman" is slightly odd - "My wife" sounds much more natural.

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Benjamen89

I'm just wondering if I would still say Meine Frau to refer to my female partner of 10 years? Even if she is not my wife.

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ColinCorbe1

What exactly is this sentence trying to convey? That his wife is not speaking to him at this moment, or that his wife and him don't speak? I put "my wife is not talking to me" and it was wrong.

September 25, 2018

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

Why do you put up what i have wrote it covers it up and i can't see what i got wrong?

May 4, 2019

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

oof

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rod34691

That is a red flag.

June 29, 2019

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

someone had a bad day.

September 13, 2019
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