"Hat deine Freundin eine Schwester?"

Translation:Does your friend have a sister?

December 27, 2012

23 Comments


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January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Landjager

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March 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/THC_BLISS

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June 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/viviangreen1

lmao

October 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SPNKenzy

oml hahahaha

August 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sarah33

I thought that Freundin was just the feminine of friend? Not specifically a romantic interest. Therefore in English this could be "Does your friend have a sister?", or "Does your girlfriend have a sister?", OR "Does your girl friend have a sister?". Can anyone tell me why the third option was incorrect?

December 27, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/MarilaVine

Freundin alone means either. Often there are hints earlier in the sentence: eine Freundin, a friend (who's female); meine Freundin, my (girl) friend.

Sometimes there's not really hints though, and then you just have to know -_-.

March 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Carla744071

What about deine Freundin? Does that usually mean girlfriend? Or just meine Freundin? That is, can someone else be talking to you about "your friend (who is a girl)"? Assume they don't know the relationship. For example, would it be fine for a cashier to say "deine Freundin" about a lady you're shopping with (perhaps she is your sister in this example), or would that sound like an assumption that you are dating?

April 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Burhunk

I made that same mistake. I guess technically it isn't wrong, but it's just a matter of semantics, but I believe Freundin is used as both a friend who happens to be female, as well as a girlfriend/romantic interest.

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/floaterions

This is actually wrong. Freundin means girlfriend. "eine Freundin (von mir)" would mean a female friend

January 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/devansh.sharma

You are right. The other day we were having discussions as to how the construction of a language changes the way you share information! :)

June 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

What do you mean?

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/akabiri

I had the same problem: "does your lady friend has a sister?" why is it false? I'll give you Lingots.

October 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/musmoulay

I doubt if "lady friend" is in duolingo's database, or any other database for that matter! Also you need "have" and not "has".

October 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/akabiri

yeah, that's right :)

October 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TheManofthehour

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September 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cjyoung92

I think they may be a bug. I put 'Does your friend have a sister?' initially and it said it was incorrect (namely the 'does' part of the sentence).

January 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/unicorni76

I wrote the same and it was right, I think there was a bug, but not anymore :)

October 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JosephStei4

Is she single?

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Landjager

It'd be great if they had one that translated to,"I think you're sister is pretty".

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmettHoll

Ich denke, deine Schwester ist Hübsch.

September 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/StefanRang1

I think correct translation is: Does your girlfriend have a sister?

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/rphdrgn85

Now there's a phrase i can use xD

April 19, 2019
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