https://www.duolingo.com/alerick598

Ist was mit Vater?

Ist was mit Vater?

Duo Lingo translates this as "Is something with Father?"

I don't quite understand this.

Does the sentence mean "is something wrong with Father" .

Or does it mean "Is some object with Father"?

Thanks for your help!

September 2, 2012

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/akinte

How come That? was in German means what.I can now say, Is what with father.Which is not correct in English

September 2, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

>Does the sentence mean "is something wrong with Father" . Yes, it does.

September 2, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

More neutral it could be "Is something the matter with Father?"

September 2, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/monzac

This could be rendered as 'What's with Father?' in English.

September 2, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/tutto

Similar to this, I keep getting "Was ist mit diesem M├Ądchen", which Duolingo tells me is "What is with this girl?". I suppose this has a similar meaning in both languages, ie. "Why is this girl behaving / looking the way she is?"

September 2, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/alerick598

Thank-you!

September 2, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Fisheyedboy

i thought of it as "whats with father?" but Duolingo said that was wrong, but i think its the same idea

September 2, 2012
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