Actually, she's lamenting that he is who he is, as he's forbidden to her. "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name." Meaning, why did you have to be part of that family? Leave your family and that life behind. But, yeah, you're right about it not meaning where.
It does have a touch of where in it. Why are you from there in that family? It is not about where he is currently, but references where he comes from and who that means he is. That is a highly specialized "why". It would explain the phrase "the whys and the wherefores" that dictionaries say means "the reasons for something". if "wherefore" just means "why" why repeat "the whys and the whys", but if there is a slightly different flavor to it, then it is worth saying "the whys and the wherefores". What if it were really meant to say back when "the reasons and where those reasons came from" or "the reasons and the reasons for those reasons"?
Just realized, isn't it supposed to be (almost) all iambic pentameter? Romeo is three syllables, so there's no way "Romeo, Romeo" can keep an iamb unless you pronounce the two differently. Is this supposed to be an exception, or is this play not in iambic pentameter? Or am I missing something?
Edit: Some googling tells me that Romeo is two syllables, but I've never heard it that way. Probably the pronunciation has been bastardized a bit over the years?
"It's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". One of the most famous quotes in history, and it doesn't actually make sense. If he had said "it's one small step for a man", then that would have made sense as "a man" is what he is. But "man" can mean "mankind" (AKA "people") in English, and grammatically in the sentence Armstrong said without the "a" before "man", it does mean "mankind".
So think of the German "Man" like the English "man", in the sense of "mankind".
Some people argue the "a" got mashed into the "for" because of Neil's Ohio accent, which may have been even harder to hear because of the audio quality. http://www.space.com/21403-neil-armstrong-moon-quote-accent.html
Yeah, it's also more common to just say "What's that for?" where I am (although where I'm from it's more "fits at fae?") but I was referring to proper grammar, as opposed to what's just normally said. A sentence shouldn't end in a preposition, but, regardless, it's common and easy-flowing to ignore this rule, since, from what I gather, it rarely (if never) breaks the structure of the sentence.
Another one is double-negatives, although they are not acceptable, despite so many people coming up with confusing sentences that negates itself several times, typically in music, such as rap. Here's a classic example most of us will probably know:
"We don't need no education."
To quote Moss from the IT Crowd: "Yes you do! You just used a double-negative."
Viel Glück beim Lernen.
Actually, that "no ending in a preposition" thing is a myth. http://grammar.about.com/od/grammarfaq/f/terminalprepositionmyth.htm
"this" or actually "that" is not describing "one" It should be "What does one need that for?" In English the direct object "that" comes after the verb "need" and to make a question we change the verb "need" to "does need" and invert the subject "one" after the conjugated part of the verb "does". If we had an actual person and an actual item, perhaps it would be clearer: for example, "What does the child need my ice skates for?" He needs them for a school project about specialized clothing. Well, if he isn't going to wear them, he can borrow them. (They would not fit him so he could not use them for skating.) Or, if you are looking for some simpler question, it is indirectly "What is that for?" but that could have been a simpler German question also and there is no place for the person involved if there is one. "Wofür ist das?" http://german.about.com/od/grammar/a/Wo-And-Woulda.htm http://german.about.com/b/2011/10/27/building-german-words.htm
That does not work. In the passive, "For what is that used?" could work, but the subject is unknown and it is really not exactly the same. "For what does one use that?" is grammatically correct, but you are going to get a different answer. I need that for my collection to be complete. I use that to fix my car. If you are going to use something, then you might need it. If you need something, it doesn't necessarily mean that it is something you are using to do something with. There are also things that you can use, but you can also get things done without them. I have used a credit card to scrape the ice off the car window, but that is not what I need my credit card for.
I do not think so.
"Wozu" means "to what"
"Wofür" means "for what"
"Brauchen" means "to need"
"Do you need that?" is same as "Is that of use to you?"
"of use to" is not the same as "use"
What is that used for? "Wofür wird das gebraucht?"
It depends on your need. I need skates for skating. I need books to read. See how the preposition in English changes depending on whether you use the present participle or the infinitive. So "What do you need that for?" or "What do you need to do your project?" Both question words are probably used with this verb.
Isn't "Wozu braucht man das?" "What does one need that to do?"
Native German language professor help us out.
Nah mate, you gotta do "for what does one need that?" or "what does one need that for?". "What for does one need that" sounds clumsy and is rather incorrect.
Totally irrelevant but you can say "I'll give you what for" as an expression to express anger, usually used by old people but it means that you're about to give someone a good hiding.
I dont get how man could mean we. The corrector tells me that the good answer should be either What does one need that for? or - What do we need that for?
is that true that you can use man for we? and if we use "man" for "we" we still write it braucht? not brauchen?
Ok.. In (tips and notes), it's stated that: "For the DAT, "was" changes to a compound of "wo(r)" + preposition." In this case, the preposition is "für". I think that "für" takes AKK not DAT (if i were wrong, please correct to me). That means we are asking here about an AKK and hence, "was" have to be as it is without changes.
"What does one need that for?" is right but "what does one need it for?" is wrong... on the same day, same strengthening lesson. "need it for" was wrong and the corrected suggestion was "use it for". Then next time I typed " use it for" and it marks it wrong and suggests " need that for". I assume this is an error on Duolingo. Frustrating inconsistency or error either way...