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

"Feel free to come back another time."

April 12, 2013

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

Can we also say: Du kannst gerne ein anderes mal zurückkommen ??


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

Not sure about "zurückkommen". It doesn't sound quite natural to me. I'd say "Du kannst gerne ein anderes Mal wiederkommen".


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

Thank you for the explanation!


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

Is this translation accurate? It seems like the German sentence might be more along the lines of "Be glad to come back another time."


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

It's ok. I don't really like it but it's fine. The 'gerne' does more refer to the speaker than to the addressee. So, the conveyed meaning is something like 'I'll be glad when you come back'. (You can't infer this directly from the sentence)


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

It's fine.

imperative + "gern" ≈ feel free to


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

Thank you. Duly noted to my mental hard drive.

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