"Er handelt allein."

Translation:He acts alone.

July 3, 2015

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

Couldn't this be, "He works alone," colloquially?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tasukibeth1

Previous lessons teach that handeln = to take action, but here, it is wrong if you say he takes action alone... :-(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Konrad-Michal

Why not He is trading alone?


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

Do you don't need a partner to trade?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Konrad-Michal

I do need a partner, but I don't need a collaborator: He used to trade with his wife, but today he is trading alone.


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

"Er handelt allein" leads me all time to "to act". Someone also acts while one is trading. I prefere: He sells alone.

--> verhandeln. Heute verhandelt er allein.(~to speak and talk and has an agreement in the end), Heute feilscht er allein.(~ he talks until he gets a low price), Heute kauft/verkauft er allein.

--> Er handelt mit Gemüse. Er ist ein Alleinunternehmer. Er ist ein selbstständiger Händler. Er ist ein eigenständiger Händler. --> ein Alleinhändler existiert nicht.


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

He used to trade with his wife, but today he is trading alone. --> my best translation: Er betreibt alleine einen Handel. Er betreibt alleine Handel.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Konrad-Michal

Now it is clearer. Thank you a lot!


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

it's accepted now. 2020


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

What is wrong with 'He acts by himself'?


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

Because he is BATMAN


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hm437e
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Why could you not use: "negotiates" for "handelt"?

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