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"Das Kind spielt links."

December 26, 2012

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mommydebs

That is an odd phrase!

December 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Ymgarl

It's just using words that we're supposed to know already. We know playing, and we know left and right. There's nothing technically wrong with saying "They play to the left" think about if you were driving down a street, there's kids on one side of the road, how would you describe it?

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/joshMASTUHflex

Everything I own goes in a box, to the left.

January 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Padraik

Very odd phrase. Doesn't really make sense to (this) American. We don't say people play to the left or right really.

December 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/zoomcns

I'm not a native english speaker, but a sentence like "Facing the playground, the dog plays to the right [of you] and the child plays to the left [of you]." makes sense to me. (It's not that it "plays left", but does something towards the left side.)

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/berlyb

This is a really strange sentence. I agree with Padraik.

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/nsidd75

I don't get what's so strange about the sentence? Say you are at a children game and wanted to identify someone else's kid, this is a perfect sentence. It is very akin to saying "That's the Kramer's kid playing on the left".

February 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Maryvonne

the pronunciation of "spielt" and "spielst" seems to be wrong. I hear "spliet" and "spliest"!!! how do we report problems with pronunciation?

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/milan.vareka

I don't agree. I can hear it properly.

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyTrees89

It sounds alright to me. Maybe your computer is running slowly, or your internet connection is slow. I had something like this happen one day when I was using the website via a wireless connection. I found that I could hear it fine when I played the sound back slowly.

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Duomail
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Does really "Das Kind spielt links" mean "the child plays left-handed" as well? If not, somebody may say how he/she would say that in German.

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zoomcns

No, that would be "Das Kind spielt mit Links".

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio
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Thank you. That is good to know.

March 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mr.leezarraga

I translated the child on the left plays

March 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bel25bel

That is a REALLY weird statement...

March 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Josephine89

This doesn't make much sense, I had to peek on "links"

June 6, 2013
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