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"Er sucht Wörter in Wörterbüchern."

Translation:He searches for words in dictionaries.

May 16, 2018

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

"He searches words in dictionaries" should also be correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max.Em

You're are missing the "for", I think. "to search something" means "etwas durchsuchen" in German, while "etwas suchen" is "to search for something" in English.

  • Er sucht sein Wörterbuch = He's searching for his dictionary.
  • Er durchsucht sein Wörterbuch = He's searching his dictionary.

I don't know if it's really so strict, but that's how I learned it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roman2095

Yes, you cannot search words, you can only search FOR words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RodneyAho1

Why not "seeks words"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dalbert77

Why not looks up words?

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