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"Er trinkt nicht einmal die kostenlose Tasse Kaffee aus."

December 16, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/muzicwoman

Shouldn't the correct answer be "He does not even drink the free cup of coffee"?

December 16, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Dhiraj.Eadara

the original translation is crap. somebody fix it please

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Sk8rMom

"He does not even finish the free cup of coffee" worked for me.

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio

Literally, isn't it "He doesn't drink once from the free cup of coffee"? in other words--not only doesn't he empty it--as the translation suggests--he doesn't even take a sip.

January 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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I think the key is the preposition aus: austrinken means "to drink in one go", "to drink it all".

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio

Thank--I was overlooking the "aus" in all the excitement. So, a better translation would be something like "He doesn't once drain the free cup of coffee"?

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

'nicht einmal' = not even. That's somehow a fixed translations. austrinken = drink up. He doesn't even drink up the free cup of coffee.

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio

Thank you. I think "nicht einmal" has tripped me up at least once before--I want to translate it more literally as "not once" or "not one time." I'll put that on the list of idioms that I keep on a sticky on my computer monitor. It won't catch me again. ;-)

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio

Or . . . He doesn't even empty the free cup of coffee once?

January 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duoluo

is 'he even does not finish the free cup of coffee' correct?

May 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio

In English, you'd put "even" right before the main verb, "finish," or before the object "the free cup of coffee," depending on which one you wanted to emphasize.

May 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duoluo

thanks.

May 4, 2013
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