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"Why does he say that?"

Translation:Warum sagt er das?

October 18, 2019



Warum sagt er so ? Is it wrong?


To start with, your proposal lacks an object that is necessary for a meaningful phrase. Thus you better say:

  • Warum sagt er das so?
  • Warum sagt er es so?

However, both phrases mean something like Why does he say it this way [that way/ like so/ like that/ in this manner]? That's not exactly what the original phrase means.

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