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"Duo kennt alle Antworten."

Translation:Duo knows all the answers.

December 15, 2012

119 Comments


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

Now we know Duolingo is a dictatorship.


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

I'm getting more of a cult like vibe. I'm just waiting for Duolingo to say "Ohne Duo, du bist nichts..."


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

Eine Sprache ein Duo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin135869

Gott erhalte, Gott beschütze unsern Duo, unser Land!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Slavik-

Long live Duo. <:


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

DUO IST STARK UND TOLL


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

Yes, and doesn't share all answers with us.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Craig136066

And has no concern for actually spoken German sometimes.


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

Does "Duo" mean the website owl thing?

If so why does it offer translations into "duo/duet/pair"? Super confusing and unfair. It should be pointed out as a Proper Noun because in English that's very confusing.

I'll get it next time around, but this is rather annoying...


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

Come on, shouldn't you know who "Duo" is by now? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

It's Duolingo's little step into the world of humor.


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

LoL, I liked it, and replied to DUO! :-)


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

LoL

League of Legends?


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

I like this question :) not only Duo knows all the answers but also knows all the questions :)


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

Is this 'Duo' as in 'a guy called Duo'?

If so, don't you think names that also have translated meanings shouldn't be included?


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

"Duo" heißt die grüne Eule, die man sieht überall auf dieser Website!


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

uhum... word order... should be:

die man überall auf dieser Website sieht!


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

Thanks for the correction -- I always forget to shunt the verb to the end in those sentences!


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

remember: German likes the suspense... so first list everything possibly relevant and only at the end mention what actually happens to it :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dore.m

As I understand German likes to throw key words to the end, e.g. verbs and nicht, right? Say if someone is to make a very last wish and tragically stop before he speak out any of those keys......


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

German always makes me think of the sarcastic "not!" from the 90s. "I like your shirt... NOT!"


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

I remember that question, and I had the same confusion you did. I guess this is "Duo" as in "Duobot", as in "Duolingo", which I guess makes the sentence kind of funny... Unfortunately, I didn't figure that out for a while and viewed this as "das Duo". I whined about it in a "still think you're right?" comment... but I guess I wasn't all that right :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fredrik814103

No it's transgender, I think, because Duolingo is sexless, and so is its owl. I think.


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

Technically, Duo is a website, but we refer to him as a he.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George440392

Not really its a bird and regardless the gender we address is by "it" not "he/she"


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

Upvoted. It's stupid that people are downvoting this just because you're mentioning that Duo has no known gender so they can actually be transgender.

I'd love it if Duo is transgender.


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

Doesn't the verb 'kennen' refer to knowing people, and the verb 'weissen' to knowing things?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/username9009

For whatever reason, it's kennen in some cases, including this.


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

I basically agree with YOLO. But it is more complex. This one is worth reading! http://www.heinrich-tischner.de/22-sp/9sp-ecke/fragen/210/2012/wissen.htm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/username9009

Das ist eine tolle Erklärung!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliza188582

All hail Duo, knower of all things.


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

Translating "Duo" as a name to "duo/pair" is bad... can't you mark proper nouns?


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

it's quite confusing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CJ.Dennis

The problem is, Duo keeps getting the answers wrong!


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

=D I got this one without using dictionary hints!


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

We bow down to you Duo, please share your knowledge!


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

There have been lots of hilarious sentences on Duolingo. I think this gets the gold medal.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Craig136066

Maybe the Silver. "Duo ist Stark und Toll" gets the Gold!


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

Und Duo hat auch viel Demut! :')


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

I mostly agree the the other comments. I translated is as: A pair knows all the answers. That way it agreed with the verb form. I cannot think of an English sentence beginning with "Pair" it is "A pair, the pair, that pair, etc."


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

"A pair" would be "ein Paar". Even "a duo" would still need to be "ein Duo", though,


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pcuser42

I put "duo knows all answers" not realising the pun and therefore thinking the sentence was grammatically 'off', but it was right anyway! Now I see it :)


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

Could it be "Duo kennt all die Antworten"?


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

Delusional little bird...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Denise526954

I wrote "Duo has a big head" but it was rejected...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0FzZS8m0

I put 'Duo knows every answer' as the translation, and was told it was wrong. In at least one context, 'Duo knows all the answers' (the given correct answer) means exactly the same thing.

Is there anything subtle in the original German that makes my translation wrong and the given translation right?


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

Alle hail Duo!!! Duo ist einen toll könig.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yiannis49

All hail Duo the great omniscient owl!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pmullen1954

Stupid exercise, I'd recommend losing it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexSouza30706

This is a fat gros lie, lol! Duo makes many mistakes here!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MadsEmil20

what's the meaning of live?


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

It would be nice if any previous lessons had told me that Duo is the owl's proper name. And if "the pair" were accepted since it's one of the given translations.


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

Too bad if you fail an entire exercise on the last question because of duolingo's pathetic in-joke, eh? Waste of time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hasanbasan4

It is time for me and duo to be best friends.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew-Macdonald

Why is it "kennen" not "wissen"? I thought "kennen" was for being familiar with something or somebody and "wissen" was for having knowledge of a fact or answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thorondor95

If it is kennen (which it is) then that means that Duo is not only "knows" all the answers, but rather "understands" them. Surely you Jedi understand the difference between knowledge and hehehe wiiiissssdooommm….


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

Ohh I dunno about that.


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

Duo was a surprise entry for me here. I heard "Du kennst...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bata989

Kennen - know personally ,ich kenne dich, I know you, as a person, as entity. Wissen - know as general knowledge, as philosophy... There is a huge difference!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissRach99

Hmm... Duo is wrong sometimes!


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

Can any one could tell me why "the answers" is not "die Antworten"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ferno9107

Shouldn’t it be: “Duo kennt alle die Antworten.”?


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

answer my life and you get a million, duo.


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

Duo is the new number two. Who is number one?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Craig136066

Duo is not THE number two, he's just number 2. (Insert p00p emoji here...)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeremy175182

This is confusing. Is this a duo ( as in two people) or a name? As mentioned below this can become very confusing and I think it is a bit unfair when there can be more than one possibility.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IlhamAlFar4

When do I have a girlfriend? Answer me Duo


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

Why no article in front of "Antworten"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PritamDutta007

This one is better with "weißen" verb : Duo weiß alle Antworten


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

And he's humble too.


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

Except the difference between a dash and a hyphen...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tony979198

This is true, but some of them could be improved


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

I don't know, I like my answer better: Duo knows all


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnAzar1

What is time, Duo?


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

Kennt Duo auch alle Fragen?


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

Duo kennt alle mögliche Fragen und alle mögliche Antworen.


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

In the actual quiz interface, Antworten doesn't have a capital A like it does on this page. Someone ought to fix that....................


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George440392

Yet it never answers our questions down in the comments


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

Duo illuminati confirmed


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

I had it wrong and lost final heart. But if it were: two wouldn't the verb be plural? Just thought of that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yiannis49

A mod's comments before they became a mod


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

second time around got it right.


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

I never would have figured this one out. I tried "The pair knows all the answers." Didn't work. I don't like this one at all. And why is "the" not allowed for first noun in this sentence but not the second? I know it would be improper in English, but why not allow an article for both nouns? It seems like articles in the translations are allowed or disallowed arbitrarily, and it's incredibly frustrating.


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

I consider this one to be a Duojoke. If that, I forgive you for the time lost,


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

Thank you. I'm wondering if you hit 'Post Reply' prematurely; if so, I'm hanging on for the end of your sentence :)


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

Yo much explanation, my brain can't take it!!


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

I take it that 'Duo' is therefore a name??


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

I didn't realize Duo was a proper noun in this context and I translated it as "Those two"...


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

You're boastin', you're boastin'!


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

what does boasting mean?


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

"Two of them" was disallowed as an answer - slightly frustrating.


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

No he dont he dunno my friend


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EthanDuffy1

Yes, why not 'Die Alleswisserin kennt alle Antworten' - then we would learn something extra.


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

Why is it incorrect if I input "the duo" instead of just "duo". Isn't it literally the same thing? Ex.: The team likes to win / Team likes to win


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bericp1

It means "Duo" with a capital "D" as in a proper noun as in the name of the website :P


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

I don't think there should be proper nouns in the sentences, it's too confusion.

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