"Hat deine Freundin eine Schwester?"

Translation:Does your friend have a sister?

December 27, 2012

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    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?


    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 -_-.


    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?


    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.


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


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


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


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


    yeah, that's right :)


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    It should accept girlfriend. Come on....


    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).


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


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


    Ich denke, deine Schwester ist Hübsch.


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


    Now there's a phrase i can use xD


    Can someone tell me why it's Freunden Not Freunde? If ist not freunde, why in the translation it is your friend not your friends!? Danke

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