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"Bin ich nicht clever?"

Translation:How clever am I?

December 23, 2012

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

Being Australian, I prefer 'aren't I clever' I tried it but it doesn't work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sk8rMom

I try to stay away from contractions in these translations, because I never know if they will be accepted.


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

It worked for me. They must've fixed it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VanX-IInX

I would like to ask if the above translation is correct and if "Am i not clever?" is an incorrect translation for english native speakers. Guten tag.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sk8rMom

"Am I not clever?" is a better translation, I agree.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nat10sk2

I tried it and it was correct, so they might have fixed it


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

"Aren't I clever?" should be accepted.


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

I agree, 'aren't I clever' sounds more natural and should be accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusicMan82

Agreed. I'm an American native English speaker, and I'd even go so far as to say that no one I know would ever say "am I not clever?" We would definitely only say "aren't I clever?". "How clever am I" also seems acceptable.


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

Wouldn't "HOW clever am I?" require a "wie" in there? As in "Wie clever bin ich?"?


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

clever is schlau. In Germany they say, schlau wie ein Fuchs! Clever like a fox!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sk8rMom

Isn't "schlau" "sly?"


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

Reminds me of a line from Island of Dr. Moreau. "Sind wir nicht Männer?"


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

Reminds me of a line from Island of Dr. Moreau. "Sind wir nicht Männer?"

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