"Ich glaube nicht an Gott."

Translation:I do not believe in God.

April 26, 2018

11 Comments


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

Why is the "an" there? Wouldn't that translate into: "I don't believe AT god"?

May 17, 2018

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

No in this case "an" is pretty much meaning in. It is more expressing a connection really.

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dalingo8

That is a very big life mistake ;-)

March 27, 2019

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

I find this sentence very offensive and should be removed

September 9, 2018

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

Duolingo also uses example sentences like "ich bin Jude", "ich bin Christ", "ich bin zweiundachtzig Jahre alt", and "der grüne Bär ist unsichtbar". What makes this example statement so special that it should be removed, even if it may be false from the perspective of some users?

September 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterNagy873511

Does it offend you that this sentence exist at all, or that you have to repeat it?

September 13, 2018

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

Duo can believe what they like but don't force me to blaspheme.

September 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/germanishard22

Jeez Louie, you people are the cancer of this planet

March 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Octavian1453

Is your faith really so fragile that typing a sentence in a language learning course can endanger it?

If the god you worship is worthy of that worship, he/she/it wouldn't be upset by this, right? Otherwise, that god is just a jerk and doesn't deserve you :)

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Drew944025

I see there were a few angry responses to this comment, but I would agree that it's a sentence that unneccessarily makes the user uncomfortable. Maybe just switch it to the 2nd or 3rd person? That way any discomfort is easily avoided.

July 13, 2019

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

Discomfort is a gross understatement! Why use the sentence at all? Unless Duo wants to convert his learners to atheism. . .

July 13, 2019
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