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"Nein, ein anderes."

December 21, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/afrost88

Why not "No, one other."?


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

Nein. Das ist nicht gut. Niemand sagt "No, one different". Und es ist nicht "No, a different", es ist "No, a different ONE". Oder, ich denke mehr genauer "No, another"?


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

You have to keep in mind though, that not all languages follow English rules in grammar or syntax. "No, a different" is correct in a LITERAL translation, but literal translations can sometimes be of little use when you're trying to desipher what the speaker/text is really trying to put across. Just translate all the previous german sentences in this course word for word and you'll realise most don't make sense when translated literally.


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

This can't be stressed enough. It should be obvious by now that you simply can't translate word-for-word


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

"No, one different" should be allowed, "No, a different" makes little sense


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/staticmusic34

Think of it as "No, another."


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

"No, an other" should be accepted, I mean come on.


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

That's not correct English. You can't translate these examples word for word all the time.


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

It is correct English, actually. An other isn't contracted but it's often a more precise or formal way of distinguishing difference than saying "another": instead of gesturing sequentially, it shows genuine "otherness." Theoretical discussions often refer to "an other" for that reason.


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

Why no "No, other one?" If it's not correct translation how would you translate this sentence to German.


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

Why not say "No, an other one" ?

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