https://www.duolingo.com/slackermac

"An apology is good."

April 9, 2013

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/slackermac

I can't spell Entschuldigung correctly.

April 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lexht

Schuld is the root word, it means guilt/blame/fault. Schuldig means guilty. Ent- is a prefix that means something like un-. (Entdecken means uncover/discover, die Decke is blanket.) -ung makes adjectives into nouns.

May 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nach_in

So it could be literally translated as "unblaming" :)

August 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

It is all right if you know how to apologise. There the tone will be important, not the spelling.

April 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/skuggi

Does anyone else think this is a strange sentence? When would you use it?

May 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mypezzo

so strange, I have no idea><

May 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaJH

Discussing some public figure's transgressions -- we'd say "Yeah, well, at least he apologized".

July 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Danmoller

Well, if you really want to make peace with him, "an apology is (would be) good";

August 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Audentio

Why is it not "einen"?

June 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lexht

It is nominative feminine.

June 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jasmine507

y eine not ein?? i am confused between ein and eine

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lexht

It's eine because it is feminine. You can tell it's feminine because of the 'ung' ending. It would be "ein" if it was masculine or neuter.

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jasmine507

ok thank you.. :)

September 1, 2013
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