"Sie spielt Geige in einem Orchester."

Translation:She plays the violin in an orchestra.

June 10, 2018



English can be either "She plays the violin" or "She plays violin" i.e. can be with or without the definite article; the German doesn't have a definite article here, but could it (and still sound natural)?

June 10, 2018


Generally German doesn't have a definite article in these cases. Except you are talking about an instrument in an orchestra that is only represented by one person. Another exception is first and second violin I guess. "Er spielt die zweite Geige in einem Orchester."

June 12, 2018
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