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"Die Leiter ist eins."

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December 24, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/iLawrence
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I don't think 'ladder' is appropriate as this is about people. Perhaps conductor or leader.

December 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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You're thinking of "der Leiter".

  • der Leiter = the leader

  • die Leiter = the ladder

December 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/nil42
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Would it then be "die Leiterin" if talking about a female leader?

December 28, 2012

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Yes.

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/schaber
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Is this a German idiom? I am not sure why someone would speak this sentence.

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rather_Dashing

Its an odd sentence, but not impossible to work into dialogue "What is a device I can use to get me onto the roof?" "Well, the ladder is one..." or alternatively, "what is a word that is likely to confuse german students?" "Die Leiter is eins"

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rebtree

Yes, but the section is all about learning the names of professions. So it's completely out of context here.

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rather_Dashing

Maybe, but its probably a good idea to learn similar words at the same time as we learn professions so that we don't get confused later on.

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rebtree

I would accept that, except that they titled the section "Professions" so I find it much more confusing this way, but I guess it comes down to personal preference.

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rebtree

Yes, this is a very strange sentence given that it's in a section about learning the names of professions.

January 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/heshmati

What does it supposed to mean, 'The ladder is one'? It doesn't make sense to me at all.

January 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FenderFalcon

are questions like this just here to trick us?

January 25, 2013
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