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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rastashredder93

"Ich gebe ihm Kontra."

March 27, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rastashredder93

why not " I give him counterpoints? thnks


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

it's an idiom. Best to learn it as one big item of vocabulary.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MsLagerkvist2

But what is the idiom? I can't find it in dictionaries.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MsLagerkvist2

Thanks so much! Sometimes Duolingo is good at providing a window into a whole phrase, such as, "to contradict (someone)," or "to hit back at (someone)," but in this case there was just a translation of "Kontra" that did not make sense in the sentence. Thank you also for the link to the excellent dictionary. http://en.pons.eu/german-english/ Wouldn't it help if the sentence at the top of this discussion page were translated?


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

Yes, it definitely would ;-) I rarely use duo's internal dictionary as it's severly lacking. Most of the time, I use Pons.


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

This is not intuitive at all


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

I wrote "I go against him", and it was wrong. I would think that it should work given the other answers to similar sentences


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

Well, sometimes I see accusative and sometimes dative objects after the verb 'geben'. What's the different of meaning between them? Like, Ich gebe dir etwas. Ich gebe ihn.


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

"I give him contra." also accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

Can you say "ihm gebe ich Kontra"?

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