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"bInep 'e' yImev!"

Translation:Stop lying!

July 29, 2018

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

Is, "Stop that lying!" an acceptable answer?

July 29, 2018

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

No.

The pronoun 'e' (referring to a previous sentence) can often be translated as "that" in English, but it's the conjunction "that" (dass in German), not the demonstrative "that" (das in German).

A literal translation of bInep 'e' yImev might be "Stop that you lie" -- i.e. the first sentence is bInep "you lie" and the second one is 'e' yImev "stop [the previous sentence]".

July 29, 2018

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

Auch Sie, danke.

July 30, 2018

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

I like your questions Lee; they make me consider things in an interesting way.

July 29, 2018

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

Thanks!

July 30, 2018
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