"Muss ich alles entscheiden?"

Translation:Do I have to decide everything?

April 8, 2013

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"Sich entscheiden" = "to take a decision". "Entscheiden" = "to decide"


What do you mean by "taking" a decision?


I think that was meant to be "make a decision" (decide) rather than "take a decision".


It is a variant not used in the United States. There might be a slight difference in meaning or usage; consult an authoritative style reference book.


Could this be accepted? "Do I have to decide on everything?"


Yes, in fact to me that's sounds better.


Probably, but I am talking about two foreign languages, so I can't be the last judge of that.


So far, I've noticed a few words starting with ent- and I thought it might be beneficial to review the general implications of this as a prefix. And then I thought I'd share what I found. Wikitionary indicates: "Prefix, ent-

Inseparable verb prefix indicating removing something from the object, from, away from, off. Inseparable verb prefix indicating a conversion to the opposite, a reversion. Inseparable verb prefix indicating the beginning of something." https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ent-

They also have an entire list: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:German_prefixes But, please share if you have other/better resources for reviewing prefix/suffix! Thanks :)


why would "must I always choose" be wrong?


or "Must I always decide everything". As said in other comments, it is more formal, but seems to be correct.

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    I'm sorry but I don't see the "always" in the original.


    Ok, I am not a native English speaker, but could anyone explain why exactly is "Do I have to decide ABOUT everything?" wrong?


    √úberall is not used this time, so your cannot using 'about'.

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      And decide about is not English.

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        Decide about isn't English


        Can anyone tell me why "Must I decide everything?" wasn't accepted here?


        I can't. It sounds like a good translation to me.


        Why is ''Do I have to decide on everything'' wrong?


        must I always judge?... couldn't that be right also?


          Try to translate the meaning with a similarly-worded phrase where possible.


          Why isn't entscheiden reflexive in this sentence?


          Where is 'Do' conveyed in this sentence? It seems clearly a statement and not a question with or without it anyway.


          Must I decide everything? would be a more literal translation, but this sounds (to me) slightly more formal and most native speakers would say Do I have to... instead.

          Also, as suggested by TiagoSaboga, the word order and ? at the end marks this out as a question and not a statement.


          "Must I decide everything!" sounds just like what a wife/husband might say when there is a bit of a domestic argument. It is a rhetorical question.


          'Must I decide everything' sounds perfectly normal, and often used in situations where some emotional frustration is increasing.


          Word order. The verb in the first places indicates generally a question. And the question mark may help you too ;)


          No word of a lie, this is going to come in very handy when trying to get my kids to decide what they want for dinner!


          Why isn't "Do I have to judge everything?" Is it because it's more accepted to use decide for entscheiden?


          I was thinking that putting "do" was more logical but i didn't see it in the sentence why?


          Must I always decide? Seems to be a good translation, but no go with Duo. I'm thinking it gets the point across while not exactly on the money


          Yes, very similar meaning, but the sentence to translate has "alles" (everything) and not immer (always).


          Is ie vs. ei a verb versus the actual noun?


          Interesting : I encounter this question with the multiple choice "entscheiden" and "entschieden" one is the present form and the other is the simple past form or the subjunctive past form.

          The questions are :

          1. Can I use another tense on the infinitives?
          2. Only the primary verb can either be indicative or subjunctive; the rest of the infinitives are presumably well.. present indicative in the 3rd person or formal you form.


          "Must I decide everything?"


          Is there any rule about whether the "i" or the "e" comes first in a German word? Like the i before e except after c in English

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