https://www.duolingo.com/MelvinCheung

"Wie ist die Nummer deiner Frau?"

4/16/2013, 7:39:54 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/MelvinCheung

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

4/16/2013, 7:40:00 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jhladky
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Just a German thing I am afraid. Literally: "How is your wife's number?"

5/7/2013, 5:29:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MelvinCheung

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

5/7/2013, 5:49:37 PM

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

5/7/2013, 7:35:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/begleyju

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

7/23/2013, 2:11:32 PM
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