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"Is er iemand?"

Translation:Is anybody around?

August 5, 2014

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DogePamyuPamyu

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nevergonnagive

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susande

It should be accepted, you can report it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DirkKoopman

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew361416

What would be "is there everyone"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulaPelayo24

This would be the kind of question you'd ask if you came in an empty house, wouldn'y you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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."

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