"I would answer all three questions with no."

Translation:Ich würde auf alle drei Fragen mit nein antworten.

3/25/2013, 2:34:53 AM

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/blargblargblarg

why would this answer be wrong? ich wurde alle drei fragen mit nein antworten

why would auf render this correct instead?

3/25/2013, 2:34:53 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jjd1123
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It is either "auf eine Frage antworten" or "eine Frage beantworten".

9/24/2013, 1:34:45 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/tylerthehun

Any difference in meaning?

4/14/2014, 11:05:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/dnovinc
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As jjd1123 already said, unlike "beantworten", "antworten" needs the preposition "auf" if we want to answer something. When we want to answer someone instead we can use "antworten" without it. examples:

  • Ich würde dir antworten. = I would answer you.
  • Ich würde auf deine Frage anworten. I would "respond to"/"answer" your question.

check this: http://yourdailygerman.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/antworten-beantworten-difference/

12/2/2013, 1:42:45 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/xjorgex

good comment mate

1/14/2014, 5:15:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Fernando_AV

dnovinc... why is in your example "Ich würde auf deine Frage anworten" accusative used after "auf"?

8/13/2014, 1:01:11 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/blargblargblarg

Even colloquially you have to use "auf "?

12/2/2013, 7:04:18 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchFredFFM

'I würde alle drei Fragen mit nein antworten': I made a mistake with the article I left in English. DL told me both 'I' and 'antworten' are incorrect. Then DL shows me the solution with....'antworten'! How silly is that?

4/13/2016, 10:08:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jjd1123
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It's not silly. You cannot "antworten" a question in German, see above.

4/13/2016, 11:12:25 PM
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