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Kommt vs ist

Hey there again Duolingers! I have just excavated another obstruction when I was searching the depths of German word translations. What's the difference in usage of kommt and ist? Duolingo translated kommt to is, and if it is right then how can I use it? If kommt also mean is then what's the difference between kommt and ist?

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June 15, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desert-R0se

I see what you mean about Kommt being Is: they said that in this case because "Karl kommt aus Deutschland" can be translated to Karl IS from Germany as well as Karl comes from Germany. I hope this makes sense. :D (Context is everything!)


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

Danke and here are some lingots for being with me on a journey through the thick and thin of the fog of confusion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desert-R0se

Aww, you're kind! Thanks! Have a few too! I always love to help.


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

Can you check out the question I posted now? I believe you can answer it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desert-R0se

Hi! Where did you post it? I can't find it in New the discussions.


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

I am posting ir now


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

(The question has been changed in the meantime. Therefore, I delete my reply.)


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

Sorry mate, I didn't wanted this answer. I should have wrote a proper description to make you all aware of what I mean to say. I have edited that now, and I believe you should read the updated description to have a proper look to my problem. :}


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desert-R0se

(I deleted my previous comment.)
Hello!

"Kommt" does not mean is.
If Duolingo said that Kommt means 'is' then I recommend you report it. Good luck.


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

Maybe I shouldn't report it, because kommen and kommst means 'are'. There's must be some reason behind this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desert-R0se

What do you mean? Komme, Kommen, and Kommst mean 'come', not 'are'. Bin, Bist, Sind, and Seid means 'is' and 'are'. Am I missing something?


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

Certainly! Duolingo also translated kommen and kommst to are, along with "are comming, are arriving" and "are coming, come" respectively. If you don't believe me, check it out yourself. Duo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desert-R0se

I see your problem. That's really strange, I don't understand why thay said that. Maybe it's a bug?

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