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"Du bist speziell."

March 27, 2013

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

After reading this, I said this to my (German-born & raised) girlfriend, and she laughed: she said that it is slightly insulting, like saying "you are weird/odd".

She said "du bist besonders" or "du bist einzigartig" would convey a similar meaning to the English "you are special".

If you're thinking of whispering this as a bit of niceness to your loved one: think again!


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

Here in Spain we can use the word "especial" in both ways. I guess the context is important.


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

In French , special is kind of like the German meaning too


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

I agree, my dad and fam speak German as a native tongue and say the same thing to give me a hard time ;)


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

Does "Du bist speziell" have the same meaning for "special" as in English ?

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