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"Jemand kann in meinem Haus kochen."

Translation:Somebody can cook in my house.

July 18, 2013



it's stupid that "everyone" is correct and "everybody" isn't.

March 26, 2014


Welcome to Duolingo. Hey, at least it's kostenlos...

July 5, 2014


Forgive a dumb question does: "Anybody can ....." mean that whoever wanders in is allowed to cook or ' my kitchen is so easy to use anybody can cook.' The same goes for 'somebody' what I'm trying to say is this is not a clear meaning..

July 18, 2013


For "anybody," both of your examples are correct. In English, "somebody" usually refers to a specific unknown person: "Everybody plans to cook for the block party, but not everybody has a kitchen to cook in." "One of those people can use my kitchen to cook = somebody can cook in my house."

In German, though, it seems like the same words are used for "somebody" and "anybody" (as well as "something" and "anything"), and you have to figure out the meaning from context. (And Duolingo is notoriously lacking in context.)

August 7, 2013


My thoughts as an English speaker was : - "Somebody in my house can cook" meaning one of my family is able to cook. This is very different to allowing somebody [from outside] to come into the house to cook. Again the lack of context makes it difficult! Gilly

March 29, 2014


That's a good point. I hadn't thought of that translation, but it seems to fit.

July 15, 2015


Somebody would be jemand, and anybody would be jeder, I think.

March 17, 2014


No, anybody can be jeder or jemand depending on context and in the negative "not....anybody" would be "niemand" or "nobody". http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/anglais-allemand/anybody

"jemand" can be anybody in a question. In English too "Is somebody here?" can be replaced with "Is anybody here?" http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/allemand-anglais/jemand

In some expressions "jeder" means "every" or "everyone" and in other expressions it means "any" or "anyone" http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/allemand-anglais/jeder Here it means "each" or "every" in its first use and "any" in its second use, and then "everyone" or "everybody" and then "each one". http://de.pons.com/übersetzung?q=jeder=deen==de

October 13, 2015


"Everybody can cook in my house" is not acceptable?

February 21, 2014


Everybody = Jeder

Someone = Jemand

I hope that helps.

April 6, 2014


Nope.Lost a Hertz.

June 17, 2014


Pity that they are still allowing 'everybody' as a translation, when this is not correct i.e. someone/anyone.

July 12, 2015


2018, "Anyone can cook in my house" is not accepted. Duo shows "anyone" as a definition of "Jemand" when you hover over it?

July 27, 2018


same. :-/

September 24, 2018


Yup, reported

December 9, 2018


Is it meinem because house is neuter and is in the dative?

June 6, 2014


Yes, and the reason it is in dative is because 'in' means the place where is is taking place, not where they are going (then it would be accusative).

June 6, 2014


Why doesn't Duo accept "Anyone can cook in my house"? Deutsch ist schwerrrr

October 11, 2018
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