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"Dein Hals ist rot."

Translation:Your neck is red.

June 24, 2013

11 Comments


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

Does it mean I am a redneck?


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

No, it did not say "Du bist ein Prolet"


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

How do you distinguish between neck and throat in German? They are two very different words in English.


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

You have to use context. Often, you have clue words like "am Hals" (outside) or "im Hals" (inside). We have a seperate word for the back of the neck, however: Nacken.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janus8536

Aha! Thanks much, allintolearning and sakasiru! So for 'throat' (the inside of the neck) one would use either 'im Hals', or 'die Kehle' in German. (And yes, 'der Nacken' for the back of the neck). Herewith a lingot to wgehring for having asked the question ; )


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

Everything about this medical section is creepy.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zayed863172

That is kind of like an insult


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

A quite frequent sentence you hear in Mallorca! :D


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

Is "Eure Hals ist rot" correct usage?


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

No. First of all, the correct form would be "euer", since der Hals is masculinum. And then it doesn't make sense, since multiple people do not share a single neck.

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