"Der Mann und die Frau haben viele Kinder."

Translation:The man and the woman have a lot of children.

April 15, 2013

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/juan2345usa

When I mouse over the word "Frau" wife was one of the translations. Then why did I get a wrong answer?

May 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/izythegrey

Do not trust those translations that much. In several cases they are wrong but most of the time they are out of context and cannot be used.

May 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/twiztedfate

Frau can be Woman or wife. But it's pretty much always woman if it's just an article in front and wife if it's a possessive. But yes The hover translations are just a guideline you can't solely go off of them

October 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/VaterGut

why can Frau not be wife here? Must Frau (woman) be 'possessed' (in the possessive) in order to be a wife..?

April 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vikukunta

Duolingo probably expects either husband and wife or man and woman

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob_Dean

Strictly speaking, you have a lot of 'stuff (eg sugar)' but you have many children; If it's countable then it's many / If it's measurable (by weight or volume) it's much or a lot.

April 16, 2015
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