"Hast du schon mal eine Giraffe gesehen?"

Translation:Have you ever seen a giraffe?

May 6, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Raisinnoir
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Not a native speaker, but I'd say "Hast du je eine Girffe gesehen?" The Duolingo sentence seems to mesn "Have you seen a giraffe yet?"

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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"yet" would have just schon.

With the schon mal, it means something like "before" or, as here, "ever".

Hast du je(mals) eine Giraffe gesehen? is also possible -- I would prefer jemals to je here, personally.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nicoleemcintosh

is schon mal always used together for ever?

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/az_p
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Pretty much. It can have other uses, too.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/royalt213

"Have you seen a giraffe already?" seems like an equivalent translation to me, no?

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/John640113

Yes i have

May 23, 2018
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