"Ich bin ein Nutzer."

Translation:I am a user.

October 14, 2013

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Note to self: This does not translate as "I am a nutter."


Note to self: Do not say this German sentence to people who don't speak German. Unless I AM a nutter and I admit it.


Hahaha....I almost hit that translation


So did I. The closest translation to "Nutter" in German is Verückte.


Note to self: There isn't the right word for nutter in German so you don't need to get confused.


Sorry, but, it is not correct saying "an user?" instead "a user"?

Thank you.


No, because we put "an" in front of a vowel sound when it's pronounced aloud, and "user" sounds like it starts with a "y".


Vielen dank! Alles klar :)


Was I the only one expecting someone to make a reference to TRON?


Not alone buddy, I'm only here for Tron and nutter refs. ;-) Sadly, I think the Deutsch Tron says User instead of Nutzer.


If I'm female should Nutzerin be used instead of Nutzer? Or is that being pedantic?


What is the difference between 'nutzer' and 'benutzer'?


Wiktionary says they're synonyms, and so do online discussions.


Nutzen is for something general or abstract (a skill, an opportunity), while benutzen is for something concrete (a tool, a material). Nutzer and Benutzer follow accordingly


In English this could be taken to refer to drug use, so not a good expression to use,would this also have such a negative meaning in German?


This is answered by Minervas37 below. (Endlich)


This word „Nutzer“ derived from its native word, „Nützlich“, which means "Useful".


Yeah, thanks for the correction. It comes from „be-nutzen“ and conjugated to „der Nutzer“ after it becomes a single noun. And the adjective version of it, in my opinion is „Nützlich“. Danke


No, it's "a user" in English. "An" is used before vowel sounds. It doesn't matter how a word is spelled -- what's important is how it's pronounced. The "u" is user is a vowel, but it's pronounced as a consonant (as a "y").


Im still not clear what the word "user" means. Can anyone elaborate?


I have a serious and formal question, in Portuguese we say: "I'm a user", which means "I'm a drugs user"... (Eu sou usuário).

Will this sentence mean the same in German?

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    A user of what?


    A user of duo lingo :)


    what the heck does this phrase mean? when will i ever use this?


    Don't worry too much about the phrases and sentences in Duo. It's not like a phrasebook where you are memorizing set phrases so you can get around in a place where you don't speak the language.

    These are just made-up sentences and phrases for the purpose of learning vocabulary and grammar. Once you learn the structure of a phrase or sentence with the limited vocabulary Duo starts out with, you can construct sentences of your own with your own growing vocabulary, to talk about anything you want, rather than just a limited number of memorized phrases for very specific purposes like finding the bus stop or ordering lunch.


    Well, I work in the IT department. You are all called 'users.' ;)


    Yeah. I've changed my computer to Deutsch and Nutzer and Benutzer pops up in a few places.


    I thought it would an because user starts with a vowel. why that is not the case?

    [deactivated user]

      It's the "sound," not the spelling, that governs the use of "a" or "an." The word "user" starts with a vowel but the sound of the word is more like it starts with a "y" (yoozer) and "y" is considered a consonant most of the time, and especially when it is the first letter of a word. This kind of thing is probably why English drives people crazy...even native speakers sometimes!


      Correct me if I'm wrong - it is "ein" Nutzer instead of "einen" Nutzer because "bin" is a connecting verb. Right?


      Yes, that's right :-).


      Danke schön! :)


      Can you please confirm that "bin" denotes "ein Nutzer" and not "einen Nutzer" because the sentence is in the nominative case. If correct, can you please explain why this sentence is nominative. I appreciate your assistance.


      "Bin" denotes "ein Nutzer" because the sein verb denotes that the subject and the object are the same thing.

      I found this article which may help - https://en.easy-deutsch.de/nouns/cases/nominative/

      Could someone else help? I know what I'm trying to say, but I'm not sure it's coming out correctly.


      Thank you HCDaria.


      You are quite welcome Jules443025. :)


      Why not "I am a consumer?"


      "I am the one who nuts"

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