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GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:what
German translation:was
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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11:49 Aug 21, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: what
to ask questions
Dj
was
Explanation:
Example: Was trinkst du? What are you drinking?
Selected response from:

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:42
Grading comment
Graded automatically based on peer agreement. KudoZ.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2was
Kim Metzger
na +1Wie bitte?xxxBarbaraW
na +1Was
Thomas Bollmann


  

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4 mins peer agreement (net): +2
was


Explanation:
Example: Was trinkst du? What are you drinking?


    Bi-lingual background
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:42
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2598
Grading comment
Graded automatically based on peer agreement. KudoZ.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer
25 mins

agree  Christoph Wolters
51 mins
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
Was


Explanation:
"Was" is only one possibility, depending on the context "what" can be translated differently,
e.g. What is your name? - Wie ist dein Name ?
or What book? - Welches Buch?


    native German
Thomas Bollmann
Germany
Local time: 07:42
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 66

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer
1 day 2 hrs
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7 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Wie bitte?


Explanation:
If a context is not understood.

("Was" as stated in previous suggestions generally, I agree with. Sometimes it goes a bit further, though, and to generally have somebody repeat an entire question/sentence, the above may be kept in mind.)

xxxBarbaraW

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer
20 hrs
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