https://www.duolingo.com/pfm

"Schlaf nicht ein."

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December 30, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/Romanek89
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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:)

February 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Helen4Morrissey

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

April 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ilina_objopt

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

May 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pfm
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What's the purpose of the "ein" in this sentence?

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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It's part of the verb "einschlafen". http://german.about.com/library/anfang/blanfang19.htm

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/brianena

thanks for this useful link..

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

February 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sterile

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

June 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/marziotta
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The system says that "schlaf" is a noun!!! :/

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/brianena

thanks for these links

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/yaliyev
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What then will be the translation of "Fall asleep!". "Einschlafen!" or "Schlaf!"?

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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"Schlaf ein!" (singular) or "Schlaft ein!" (plural). You can also use the infinitive "Einschlafen!", but technically it's not an imperative.

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/yaliyev
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I am sure that I saw sentences like "Schlaf!" or "Schlaf Bruder!" in DL. They are incorrect?

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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They're not incorrect, but "schlafen" is a different verb.

  • schlafen = to sleep

  • einschlafen = to fall asleep

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ilina_objopt

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

May 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/brianena

and what is AUSSCHLAFEN then?

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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http://goo.gl/B6Hdl

Bookmark this dictionary for future reference.

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/brianena

yeah, i know this site. good suggest. thanks

June 3, 2013
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