I wrote the man is important, and was marked incorrect. I know that Duolingo is trying to emphasize the fact that Herr means a gentleman or someone of such rank, but wouldn't it be correct in this instance to say "The man is important?"
The English translations of "Herr" here some a little dated. "Gentleman" is pretty much only used in memes, "Lord" and "Master" are even less common. Is "Herr" dated in German? Or is it just that those words are dated in English?
I hear and use Herr quite a bit. It means Gentleman, lord, sir, ruler, Mr.
Like when adressing someone instead of 'Mr. Johns' it would be 'Herr Johns' or 'Sir Strucker' & 'Herr Strucker' I also hear gentleman used but definitely not as much. The ruler & lord do seem dated unless your in England but the Mr. & gentleman aren't
Well, "Herr" is certainly more formal (with implications of upper-class status) than "man" is in English. I can't think of any other way to express that that's more current than "gentleman".
Herr = Sir, Gentleman, Mr., lord, ruler. Mann = Man. So based on that no. That would be "Der Mann ist wichtig"
Yes, and it should. Many words ending in "ig" are pronounced "ich". For example:
Frankly, it sounded to me like 'Der hell ist wichtig' !! Luckily it gave it to me! Just said I had made a typo!
Is there an instance where Herr would not have a capital 'H', though? I understand that nouns are always capitalized, so I wonder...
it says the answer is "the gentleman is basic" WTF ? i ask google what the word means and it says "wise". but it's actually "important"? or depends on the context kind of thing?!
The suggested answer (the one at the top of this thread), and the only one I've ever seen for this sentence, is "The gentleman is important." I only get "important" as a dictionary hint for "wichtig"; no sign of "basic". How did you get "basic"? Could it have been an incorrect multi-choice answer?
Sounds like,”Deer Hel ist wichtig”. The “rr” is definitely not pronounced. Does she have a speech defect? Please please can we have someone with a more usual accent? I don’t know what part of Germany she comes from, but she doesn’t sound like any German, Austrian or Swiss that I have heard speak.
These recordings keep marking me wrong by not recording all the words I read. I had not even finished reciting this short sentence when it abruptly marked me as incorrect!
This is not something that we have control over as course maintainers.
If the voice recognition is not working well, please post about this in the Troubleshooting forum (rather than a sentence discussion) or open a bug report ( see https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204728264-How-do-I-report-a-bug- ).
Can "wichtig" also mean "right" or have I picked up an incorrect translation of the word wichtig?? I believe it told me I'm correct on the second meaning somewhere previously.