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"Unser Bier ist alle."

December 20, 2012

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

I thought it meant "our beer is everything (to us)" ...


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

That would be something along the lines of "Unser Bier bedeutet uns alles".


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

I have no idea why I typed "Our beer is all". That doesn't even make sense.


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

I did it too... because some sentences don't make sense and because I only knew 'alle' as all.


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

Uh, "empty" is not in the hover list for beer...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ajna
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Oh, losing a heart to a slang expression I couldn't have figured out on my own.

Nice didactic touch, duo...


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

Lol. Oh well, you WILL remember this idiom now...


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

Seems to be an idiom. "alle" does not seem to mean "empty" otherwise.


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

It is still not a good translation, it should be "gone".


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

This may be an idiom, and when one is just learning the language or a certain part of the language, throwing a curve ball like that, though will now stick, is really not as helpful as it may thought to have been. Why not create a section called idioms?


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

what other cases is it used for?

I guess it is at least for all type of drinks so in servings as in bottles/containers.


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

A more idiomatic translation would be "We're out of beer".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kareee417

why empty??? empty means: leer


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S.P.Abrams

lol, It's same in Russian) The word "all" in slang means "the end". Actually it has an analogue in English: "That's all. We are going home". Hope this helps

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