"Liest du Bücher?"

Translation:Are you reading books?

April 22, 2013



the microfone says Buchen...?!

May 10, 2013

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Yes, and in slowmode it says Bücher... Kinda lame to make this mistake.

November 19, 2013


Could you also say 'Du liest Bücher?' Or is that an accusative statement rather than a question?

July 13, 2013


In everyday spoken German, probably. But "Liest du..." is grammatically correct as a question. To make a question w/o a question word, you generally switch the noun and verb.

March 14, 2014


For the same sentence in a "translate from English to German" exercise I used this wording and it accepted it... though I honestly couldn't tell you whether one was more correct than another in different contexts or whatever.

July 22, 2013


What is the difference between "Are you reading books?", and "Do you read books?" Because those mean quite different things in English, but Duolingo apparently uses and accepts either interchangably.

And this goes for basically all verbs up to this point... "He eats" vs "He is eating", etc. etc.

February 20, 2014


German doesn't have all the verb tenses that English does. These concepts all come through context.

June 1, 2014


German doesn't have the Geround (-ing)

June 27, 2014


would "you read books?" Also be an acceptable translation? I know German does not differentiate between "read" and "are reading" right?

June 23, 2016


The pronunciation of Bücher, either regular speed or turtle, sounds more like Büsher than the breathing sound from the throat some schools associate with ch. Is this a difference of pronunciation in various parts of German speaking nations?

July 30, 2014


It depends on the word. For exapmle: the word "fluchen" (to curse) you have to pronounce with the throat, but "Bücher" or "Köcher" (quiver) sounds a bit softer. The spoken pronounciation for Bücher is right.

September 23, 2014


funny grammar.

May 6, 2013


How am I supposed to know where the umlauts should stand? Are there any separate rules about umlauts?

May 11, 2013


i think you have to memorize each word for it self

September 26, 2013


Where did the du come from? Can the article rules be explained to me?

October 1, 2013


RE articles, they depend on gender, tense, and whether it's definite or indefinite. If I remember correctly:

Gender is masculine, feminine, neutral, or plural.

Tense is nominative (subject), accusative (direct object), dative (indirect object), or genitive (possessive). (Haven't seen the last two here yet.)

Definite (the): Case Mas Fem Neu Pl Nom. der die das die Acc. den die das die Dat. dem der dem den Gen. des der des der

Indefinite (a): Case Mas Fem Neu Pl Nom. ein eine ein eine Acc. einen eine ein eine D. einem einer einem einen Gen. eines einer eines einer

March 14, 2014


'du' is the informal form of 'you', 'Sie' is polite (like tu/vous in French, or you/thou in old English)

October 25, 2013

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I tried both pronunciations of de bucher - bucher then bucheN, but wasn't allowed >:o

April 8, 2014


Nein, weil in Indien Bücher sind sehr teuer !!

July 14, 2014


And then the children die because they forgot to do thier homework.

March 1, 2016


Bucher! Its hard to say the same as dulingo says:(

June 14, 2016


Can I say this "Du bist lese Bucher" or I have to say "Liest du Bucher"?

July 24, 2016


Is Du liest Bücher? also correct?

September 1, 2016



October 14, 2016


Is this the same as 'do you read books?'

November 5, 2016


Yes I know it

January 30, 2017


Why is incorrect inserting 'the' before books?

February 17, 2017


How to say the sentence if "you" is in plural?

February 27, 2017
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