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"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/profile/juan2345usa

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


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

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.


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


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

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


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

Duolingo probably expects either husband and wife or man and woman


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

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