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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?

Duo

June 15, 2018

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

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!)

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

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

June 16, 2018

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

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

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

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

June 16, 2018

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

I am posting ir now

June 16, 2018

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

I did it

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145

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

June 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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. :}

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

(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.

June 16, 2018

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

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

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

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?

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose

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

June 16, 2018
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