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"Wirst du mir antworten?"

Translation:Will you answer me?

October 17, 2014



What's the difference between antworten and beantworten?

October 17, 2014


Antworten is to a person. Beantworten is the response to a question, not a person.

Ich antworte dem Lehrer. (dative)

Ich beantworte die Frage. (accusative)

October 17, 2014


Why is "Will you answer to me wrong"? I've heard it used before.

December 17, 2014


Check out my answer below Soroushi.

September 30, 2015

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A very common phrase in relationships.

December 28, 2014


so whenever there is a be prefix in front of a verb, it makes it accusative, like an it, ( not alive)? Also, I am guessing that helfen is a dative verb right since it's mir? Well., it has to be right?:

February 4, 2015


Is "antwort" etymogically related to "answer" because they look alike and mean the same

July 21, 2015


Why not "to me" ?

September 30, 2015


That's just really awkward in English, and we wouldn't say that. Does anyone else have anything more thorough to say to him? lol

If I said "answer me", I want you to answer my question. "Answer to me" is more of an idiom, like a subordinate/superior relationship. For example, if I said "Will you answer to me", every English speaker would think I am asking if I would be the boss of you, or supervise you in some way, not asking a question. Hope that makes sense.

September 30, 2015


Actually that's the exact reason I asked why it was wrong (see my comment above). You can't really tell what the context is here, and whether there is a subordinate/superior relationship. :/

September 30, 2015


Agreed. We still don't know why "to me" is the wrong translation for this sentence.

September 30, 2015


Perhaps if you added "zu" before "mir"? Not sure. Hopefully a native can chime in.

October 1, 2015


To "answer" is to respond to a question. To "answer to" means "to report to" someone. For example, at work, your boss is the person you report to, are accountable to, or answer to.

May 25, 2016


It sounds like she is saying "willst".

October 3, 2015
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