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"Schlaf nicht ein."

December 30, 2012

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[deactivated user]

    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?


    [deactivated user]

      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!"?


      [deactivated user]

        "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?


        [deactivated user]

          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?


          [deactivated user]

            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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