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"Sie ist jetzt in ihrer eigenen Welt."

Translation:She is in her own world now.

May 5, 2013



After getting 400xp in one day, you don't wonder why you write "ist" instead of "is" everywhere :D


Hey do you think you're learning enough languages? ;)


And you start also capitalizing nouns in English.


Lmfao, I do that all the time.


Is it not "She is now in your own world" because it's not Ihrer, right?


I don't understand why it's "eigenen" here: Welt is feminine and this should be a strong inflection, so I would guess "eigener" should be used instead?


It's using "mixed inflection" because "ihrer" is a possessive determiner/pronoun (third person singular). It is mentioned in the list with the examples "mein, dein, sein, etc). Mixed inflection in the dative form always ends with 'en'. It would have been "eigener" if it were using "strong inflection".


It is weak inflection in eigenen because the determiner ihrer has an ending. Mixed inflection is an unnecessary concept.



I've found the flow chart in this link extremely helpful: http://www.nthuleen.com/teach/grammar/adjektivendungenexpl.html


This is by far one of the best explanations I've ever seen on the subject, danke sehr!


Das ist die beste artikel über adjektiven !!! Vielen dank Jimmy


Oh my, I don't even know what inflection is. My word ending/cases skills is awful. Where do you guys learn this stuff?


Possessive pronoun 'ihrer' has the feminine dative ending, that's why eigenen (weak adjective ending) is correct.

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@innuli @BastiaanMoto : Mixed inflection is used with possessive determiners. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_adjectives#Mixed_inflection


Can this mean "in a world of her own" (lost, daydreaming) or just "in her own world", as in, "in her element", where she is most comfortable?


I would only understand it as the first one.

The second one would be in ihrem Element as in English.


Someone's talking about me ???


I thought I was clever using 'at the moment' for 'now' but OK. Fair enough.


It does mean the same thing though. I'd report it. Even though it's not technically, strictly correct if you're being 100% literal, it's still 99% the same feeling/message that it conveys, so it should be accepted as valid (which only can happen by being reported).

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So you can use two different types of inflection before a single noun? My head hurts.


    Yes, articles and adjectives decline differently, especially when in combination with each other. There are some good links earlier in this thread which should help (plus in other lessons). Here's another: https://yourdailygerman.com/2012/10/08/adjective-declension-german/


    Would a native German speaker use "now" in the original expression, "She is in her own world", or is that just part of duolingo's sentence?


    Ist sie hoch or was? XD


    If you mean "high (on drugs)", the German word for that is high, pronounced like Hai.

    (In other words, they borrowed the English word for this specific meaning, and spell and pronounce it as in English.)


    Why "She is in her own world by now." is not accepted? jetzt can mean "by now" as well?


    I would say no -- "by now" is better as mittlerweile.


    Why would "She is just now in her own world" be incorrect, especially when DL gives "just now" as a hint?


    ich habe die gleiche Frage...


    I can imagine a teacher saying this about a student.

    English: 6 syllables German: 10 syllables, with "st", "tzt", in ih" and "enen" in it.

    How do Germans not just take the entire day to speak sentences!


    There are actually studies that show that Germans take pretty long to speak sentences, e.g. Japanese are really fast!


    Would you say this for someone who has passed away or someone who is maybe daydreaming?


    This would not be used when someone has died. It would normally be used when someone has a mental condition, dementia etc. where they have lost contact with the world around them. It could also be used if someone was in some sort of trance, under the effects of drugs etc. such that they were not aware of their surroundings but that would depend on the context. It would not normally be said of someone who was daydreaming in my experience, although the symptoms would be much the same for a short while. That is probably because this expression is normally used for somewhat longer term or permanent states.


    Still contains the sense of remaining


    Is "ihrer" for weak, mixed, or strong inflections?


    Possessive adjectives don't have strong, weak, or mixed inflections (partly because nothing comes in front of them; you can't say "a my book" or "that his chair").

    They inflect like the indefinite article ein or like kein. (Like the latter, they have plural forms.)

    The endings are similar to the strong inflection of adjectives, with the ending being like the last letter or two of the definite article (e.g. in ihrER Welt like in dER Welt) almost all the time.

    The main exception is that masculine nominative singular and neuter nominative/accusative singular have no ending at all: ihr Buch, not ihres Buch (like ein Buch rather than eines Buch, despite das Buch with an -s on das).


    I was listening to "oasis - dont look back in anger" and it was the chorus where he says "soooooo sally can wait" and I come to this sentence.


    Should "she is in her own world just now" be acceptable? I entered this and Duo corrected it to "She is in her own world right now". I would think either both should be acceptable or neither should be.


    Can this refer to death, day dreaming or something else? What can it mean?


    Probably daydreaming. Perhaps also autism.

    If someone were dead, I think something like Sie ist jetzt in einer besseren Welt would be more likely than in ihrer eigenen Welt.


    "She is still in her own world." Not accepted. Can you help me understand why?


    "jetzt" means "now" -- and here implies that she just went to her own world recently.

    "still" implies that she went to her own world quite a while ago and is there now as well.

    "still" would be "(immer) noch" in German.


    What are the other acceptable placements of the word 'jetzt' in this sentence?

    • Jetzt ist sie in ihrer eigenen Welt.

    That's the only other one.

    There are only four units in this sentence (Sie - ist - jetzt - in ihrer eigenen Welt), and unlike English, adverbs don't (usually?) go at the end of a sentence, so there's just the default option of "after the verb (and possibly a pronoun object, if there is one)" and the "right at the beginning, before the verb" one.


    'She is now in her own world.' Should be accepted, surely.


    'She is now in her own world.' Should be accepted, surely.

    @RobertHJMa: I already told you one year ago that that translation is accepted.

    Please, from now on, take screenshots of your rejected answers so that you can provide evidence for a sentence not being rejected. Do not simply state that '...' Should be accepted, surely. when that sentence is accepted. Such comments achieve nothing.

    (After you have taken a screenshot, upload it to a website -- e.g. imgur -- and then insert the URL to the image into your comment.)

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