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Are These German Sentences Correct?

Hello everyone,

I have a basic idea how to structure a sentence in German and want to put it into practice. Please tell me if these sentences are correct.
Will I be understood by a native German or German speaker?

  1. Ich gehe zu dem Bahnhof
  2. Ich habe eine Orange gekauft
  3. Ich Sitze auf dem Stühl
  4. Ich bin nicht ein Hundert Jahre alt
  5. Der Vogel ist im das Haus
  6. Ich laufe zu das Schlaftzimmer
  7. Da fern ist das Meer!
  8. Ich bin sehr glücklig!
  9. Der Wetter ist schön und wir gehen zu das Meer!
  10. Sie sprechen sehr langsam (that's the case with me!)

Making these sentences is so much fun!

Thank you! AP4418

May 3, 2018

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/7hAu0bvY

here are a few corrections:

1.Ich gehe zum Bahnhof (zum = zu dem but zum sounds better is this case)

3.Ich sitze auf dem Stuhl (you wrote Stühl)

4.Ich bin nicht einhundert Jahre alt (einhundert is one word and in this case not a noun but is used like an adjective: how many years? einhundert)

5.Der Vogel ist im Haus (im=in dem)

6.Ich laufe zum Schlafzimmer

7.Da vorne ist das Meer (?) (not quite sure if you wanted to say vorne but fern means far so would not make sense with this sentence)

8.Ich bin sehr glücklich (not glücklig)

9.Das Wetter ist schön und wir gehen ans Meer.

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

Thank you very much 7hAu0bvY!

  1. I thought something wasn't right!
  2. So "im" is short for "in dem"?
  3. Is "zum" short for "zu dem"?
  4. I wanted to say something like "Over there in the distance is the sea".
  5. What does "ans" mean?
May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/7hAu0bvY
  1. and 3.exactly.

4.you could say: Da in der Ferne ist das Meer. or : Dort in der Ferne ist das Meer

5.ans = an das

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

Great! Thank you so much!

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie973350

I would probably go with "Da hinten ist das Meer.", at least in spoken language. Da in der Ferne... sounds a little formal/poetic.

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gmbka

Glueckwuensche, alles ist verstaendlich, wenn auch nicht unbedingt richtig.

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/White_Emo_Gurl

Ja, und hallo

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marc887701

I would also suggest 'Ich bin keine hundert Jahre alt' as flowing more naturally than 'Ich bin nicht einhundert Jahre alt', but that is likely up to one's personal preference.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

OK, thank you! I'm glad that German has something like "your personal preference" and not just "this is the way and no other way!"

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Daytona50000
  1. I go to the station
  2. I bought an orange
  3. I am sitting on the chair
  4. I am not a hundred years old
  5. The bird is in the house
  6. I walk to the shaft room
  7. The ocean is far away!
  8. I am very happy!
  9. The weather is nice and we go to the sea!
  10. They speak very slowly

Ihre Begrüßung:)

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie973350

Schlafzimmer (without the t) means bedroom. What is a shaft room?

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

I had a typo, I said "Schafzimmer" instead of "Schlafzimmer". That's why he/she said that.

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie973350

Yes but I am still confused about the word shaft room. I couldn't find it in the dictionary. Does it have anything to do with elevator shafts?

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

No, he/she did a literal translation, I think by Google translate because that's exactly the way Google Translate translates it, every word the same. I just tested it. (Btw. I fixed the typo after I say his/her mistranslation.)

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie973350

Ah ok, now i get it. Thought it was a new word for me. ;))

Thank you so much.

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN
  1. You can say: Ich gehe zum Bahnhof. but it is not wrong.

  2. Stuhl does not have an umlaut.

  3. Ich bin nicht einhundert Jahre alt.

  4. Der Vogel ist im Haus.

  5. You can say Ich laufe ins Schlafzimmer

  6. You can say Das Meer ist weit weg!

  7. glücklich not glücklig

  8. You can say Das Wetter ist schön und wir gehen ans Meer!

  9. Sie sprechen sehr langsam (das ist bei mir der Fall!).

But I am a German learner like you, so I wonder what others will say. Gute Arbeit!

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gmbka

Slam RN,

sentence Nr 3. In German using "hundert" for one hundred is correct, the same is true for "tausend". When I started to write American checks I had to make it a point to remember that I needed a "one" in front.

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN

gmbla - Danke vielmals..

May 5, 2018
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