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"Ja, aus einigen werden Männer."

December 31, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/ptcebula

I think this one would literally translate into: "Yes, from some will become men"

March 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jajajaja1234

How is "Yes, some will become men" different from "Yes, some become men"

March 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomk123

I can't see how 'aus einigen' can mean 'some'. The literal meaning is 'out of united'. If items are united, where does 'some' come into it?

December 31, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/learningdeutsch

Not 100% sure, but I think 'aus einigen' actually is more like 'some OF them'. Good question though.

December 31, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Levi
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Einigen in the verb form does mean unite/united. But it also means 'some' - when it's not a verb.

March 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomk123

Thanks, I think you're probably right. Learning German expressions and turns of phrase is one of the hardest thinks in this exercise. Finding their English equivalences is a bit of a guessing game.

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jmilanezi

what occurs if we take off the "aus"? Would it be wrong if it is simply "Einigen werden Männer"? I did not grasp the 'aus' here.

April 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nithin.KA

Does werden mean "will become" ?

April 3, 2013
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