https://www.duolingo.com/antoniojl

"We would like to have wine."

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4/12/2013, 6:06:31 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/antoniojl
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Why is "gerne" needed, and "gern" incorrect here?

4/12/2013, 6:06:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Both are correct. I reported that.

5/9/2013, 5:08:11 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/maycl

Why not "Wir möchten Wein haben"?

4/20/2013, 12:58:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/antoniojl
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I imagine because the lesson intends to practice that specific tense.

4/20/2013, 1:22:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/warszawaequinox

Same doubt: why is "gern" incorrect?

4/21/2013, 12:19:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/bf2010
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You can use both forms in German, but maybe not in Duolingo :-(

4/22/2013, 10:08:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Duolingo accepts suggestions about alternative answers, so why not report them instead of posting complaints in discussions?

5/9/2013, 5:09:35 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/dvdtknsn

Or do both...! I think it's worth discussing here in case it's actually not an error and there's some reason why "gern" is unacceptable in this context.

5/18/2013, 6:22:52 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/kosmozhuk

Is "gern" mandatory here? Wouldn't "wir hätten Wein" suffice?

5/29/2013, 7:35:13 PM

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"we like to have wine" is in German "wir mögen haben (literally "wir mögen zu haben Wein)"; "mögen haben" equals "haben gern(e)

Transform the sentence into a polite request and you get "we would like to have wine" or in German "wir hätten gerne Wein" (or "wir würden gern Wein haben"); just like "have+like" work together in English, "haben + gern" works together in German;

hope that helps :-)

5/29/2013, 8:44:18 PM
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