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"They are waiting for you."

April 9, 2013

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

How does "wohl" get in here?


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

It's a bit like "Apparently they are waiting for you" / "It seems they are waiting for you" / "They are probably waiting for you"... something like that. But it's not exactly the same, so not a proper translation I guess. I think there is no equivalent word in English, unfortunately.


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

Thank you. Would "wohl" be classified as a modal particle in this context?


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

Yes, like "eben" and "doch" these words don't always have an exact English equivalent. They are quite common though.


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

Thank you. I'll conquer those modal particles yet. ;-)

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