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"Er kommt spätestens um acht."

December 26, 2012

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

why can't it be "around 8"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amyb24

Or "by 8"? In English, that would be pretty much the same, I think.


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

I did 'by eight' as well. I'm not a native English speaker, but I tend to think it would be correct.


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

I think there is more emphasis here in the German than your English versions give. "Around eight" is certainly not right because it could mean a little before or a little after, and this guy is not coming after eight at all. "By eight" might be OK, but still isn't as firm as the German here.


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

In one of the correct solutions 'eight' is wrongly spelled as 'eigh'


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

Yes, this has been incorrect for a while!!!

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