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"Schlaf nicht ein."

December 30, 2012

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    For those who don't understand this tricky one: it's normal if you were not able to translate it because this phrase shouldn't be at this level. Actually, the program considers that you know the words "schlaf", "nicht" and "ein". But it is in fact a new word since it is the verb "einschlafen", which means "to fall asleep". Plus, it is an imperative form that we haven't learnt so far, hence the complication with "Schlaf ein". However, "nicht" is a word that you should be familiar with:)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Helen4Morrissey

    Ooh, imperative separable verbs! This beats the dogs having ducks and the flies drinking the beer...


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

    but it's still one of the best german learning programs/games/whatever :)


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

    What's the purpose of the "ein" in this sentence?


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

    thanks for this useful link..


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

    Thank you, Romanek89 - at least I now understand that it is the program that is putting in things that are far more complex than we have reached yet, not a person!


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

    Interestingly, I've just looked up "Einschlafen" in Christian's suggested dictionary link (Thanks for that - it looks really good!) and it gives the meaning of "Schlaf nicht ein!" as "Wake up!" Schlaf nicht ein, little green owl!


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

    I feel like "No sleeping" is a correct translation. Am I missing something?


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

    The system says that "schlaf" is a noun!!! :/


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

    thanks for these links


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

    What then will be the translation of "Fall asleep!". "Einschlafen!" or "Schlaf!"?


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

    "Schlaf ein!" (singular) or "Schlaft ein!" (plural). You can also use the infinitive "Einschlafen!", but technically it's not an imperative.


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

    I am sure that I saw sentences like "Schlaf!" or "Schlaf Bruder!" in DL. They are incorrect?


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

    They're not incorrect, but "schlafen" is a different verb.

    • schlafen = to sleep

    • einschlafen = to fall asleep


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

    wow... are you going to learn all those languages?


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

    and what is AUSSCHLAFEN then?


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

    http://goo.gl/B6Hdl

    Bookmark this dictionary for future reference.


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

    yeah, i know this site. good suggest. thanks

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