||[Jun. 10th, 2002|05:25 pm]
Pictures of my House: (Bilder meines Hauses (fuer meine Deutsche Freunde)|
The furniture isn't mine. (Der Hausrat ist nicht mein).
Is there no form of "isn't" in german? Do you really have to say "is not"?
2002-06-10 08:34 pm (UTC)
None that I know of, but I'm far from fluent.
The thing is, though, all languages contract & combine things. Example... we would say:
That is in the garten.
They would say:
Das ist im Garten.
That is in the Garden.
So now take their perspective: "What?!?! There's no form of im? You have to say "in the" all the time and not im??"
It all works out.
2002-06-10 11:17 pm (UTC)
They also contract the subject and verb sometimes, like our "I + am" -> "I'm".