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"Wie ist die Nummer deiner Frau?"

April 16, 2013

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

why it uses ´Wie´ instead of ´Was´ in this sentence?


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

Just a German thing I am afraid. Literally: "How is your wife's number?"


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

so if I substitute 'wie' with 'was', is it still appropriate here?


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

I don't think so. Just like "How is your wife's number?" does not sound right in English. I believe that "Was ist die Nummer deiner Frau?" sounds wrong in German.


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

"What is your wife's number?" is very ambiguous in English. Is this question asking for the wife's age?

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