"Do not run, please."
Translation:Bitte renne nicht.
'Rennen Sie nicht, bitte' is correct, 'Rennen nicht, bitte' is not. German Imperatives (commands) require a person you are talking to. Only in the informal 'you' situation may you omit this, and this requires a different conjugation, 'Renne nicht, bitte'.
Any native German speakers? Do you use rennen? I would always use laufen and rarely hear rennen.
The German verb for "to run" is "rennen", eg. the original title of the film "Run Lola Run" is "Lola rennt". "Laufen" is more general in meaning, including to walk, stroll, jog... to express that you had to run a bit to catch the bus this morning you would most probably use "laufen" over "rennen"...
Why is "Rennen nicht, bitte" an accepted answer, considering that the number of people being referred to is not mentioned?
This is imperative, shouldn't it be "Renn nicht, bitte" or "Rennen Sie nicht, bitte"?
a correct imperative form for you singular is renne, not renn (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~german/Grammatik/Imperative/Imperativ.html)
Thank you for your answer, but I think that both forms should be correct. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rennen or http://www.canoo.net/inflection/rennen:V:sein or http://hu.bab.la/igeragoz%C3%A1s/n%C3%A9met/rennen
I selected "Renne nicht, bitte" and "Rennen nicht, bitte" and it says the fisrt is wrong...
Similarly, I said, "Rennst du nicht, bitte." But Duo did not accept this. Why?
i checked this, it is as: Lauf weiter! Laufe weiter! Keep walking! (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~german/Grammatik/Imperative/Imperativ.html) so Lauf nicht, bitte, and Laufe nicht, bitte are gramatically correct.
Can someone please let me know why it's not "Rennst nicht, bitte"? My rationale is that the conjugation would be based on the assumption of the person (people) it's being said to. If it's just to one other person, I would think it should be "Rennst". Any thoughts?
If you said "rennt ihr," you would be adressing a crowd. "Ihr" is the plural, second-person pronoun, or (as the people where I used to live would say) "Y'all"
But the question did not specify the number of people addressed. "ihr" is used for two or more, right? If a teacher caught two students running in the halls, and tells them to stop running. That teacher would be using "ihr," right?
Isn't "Rennen" infinitive? So, surely you would use the infinitive in this case. Confused... O.o
I wish this thing was more accurate. I wouldn't have known "Renne nicht, bitte" was wrong because I said that, and this is what I get: 'We heard "Joggen Sie nicht, bitte."'
Why does renne work here. Renne means I, but you cant really say "do not run, please" to yourself?
I wrote "laufen nicht, bitte: and was marked incorrect. How could we know to conjugate this as singular? Did I miss something?