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"Is er iemand?"

Translation:Is anybody around?

4 years ago

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/debrucenator

Hallo? Is er iemand? Hello? Is anyone there?

Hallo? Is er iemand thuis? Hello? Is anyone home?

Hallo? Is er hier iemand? Hello? Is anyone here?

Hallo, is er hier iemand die Nederlands spreekt? Hello, is there anyone here who speaks Dutch?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

I think this should just be "Is there anyone?" because it really depends on the context you say it in, right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nevergonnagive

I don't quite understand why 'is anybody there?' is not correct? Could somebody please help to explain?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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It should be accepted, you can report it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Suzanne709380

As a native dutch speaker, you ask if someone is here, closeby as in the same room, park. If you say ' is anybody there' you ask if there is someone i.e. in another city, house, room, not closebt

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DirkKoopman

And what's wrong with "is there anybody around"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew361416

What would be "is there everyone"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulaPelayo24
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This would be the kind of question you'd ask if you came in an empty house, wouldn'y you?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/debrucenator

Yes. Knocking at the door or entering.

Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMLqse-jxis

Hallo? Is er hier iemand?

Hello? Is anybody here?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookishmonkey

Every other time "iemand" has been used, it's been "someone," so that's what I used here, and it's marked wrong. It shouldn't be. With no context (walking into a potentially empty place? Hearing a noise?) there's no reason that "anyone" should be accepted and not "someone."

2 years ago