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"Do you like jewelry!"

March 30, 2013

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

I typed "Du magst Schmuck?" Is that wrong? I thought I might be able to do "du magst", not just "magst du"?


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

I gave the same answer, du magst Schmuck' same result. Why is it wrong when the given answer is 'magst du Schmuck' what changes by putting the 'du' as the second word?


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

Du magst schmuck = you like jewellery, it's not a question (even though you can make it sound like one) In german, putting the verb first turns a phrase into a question. E.g. "Du schwimmst" = "you swim"; "schwimmst du" = "do you swim".


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

Thank you for the explanation, I now understand why I have been getting similar question wrong.


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

Ah, I understand now. Thank you!

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