"Haben Hamster Hörner?"

Translation:Do hamsters have horns?

June 24, 2018

13 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tomislav356386

Imagine that hahahahaha


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

They don't, which is why they have so many motorcycle accidents.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin135869

Nein, Duo, die Hamster haben keine Hörner. Aber du hast wieder diese verrückte Pilzen gegessen, nicht wahr?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ololo-518

I wrote "have hamsters horns" and was marked wrong. I'm not english native but I thought you could make questions through inversion.


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

Yes, it's perfectly valid English. How common it is has no bearing on that. Have they no understanding of that at Duolingo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SheldonCol3

I think you would only see that in a poem; it'd be an odd thing to say.


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

Most modern English dialects require do-support for most yes or no questions


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

I wrote "Have hamsters horns" too. It's an unusual wording but I would say not unheard of. SheldonCol3 describes it as "an odd thing to say" - so now I'm confused.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pecu01

Yes, you can indeed make questions through inversion; but in this case I think most people say 'Do hamsters have horns?' or 'Have hamsters got horns?'. There are, however, many instances where I and others I know use the simple inversion rather than the 'do you...' construction such as in 'Have you any...' or 'Have you a stamp'. I have not found Duolingo accepting of these constructions across any of the languages I have explored, but you can use them even colloquially.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jrgen792736

Ich schrieb das Gleiche, weil ich glaubte, bei kurzen Fragen auf das 'do' verzichten zu können. Sieht nicht so aus!


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

"Have hamsters horns" is perfectly standard English which Duo shouldlearn. Would be pleased to help.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeilTong1

Have hamsters got horns ? Would be a perfectly understandable but unusual question .


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

only the demonic ones

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