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is this a question?

English translation: yes, it is.

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01:13 Aug 25, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: is this a question?
…wer guckt da shon genau, welche von ihr, welche von ihm?
is it a question? please give me a meaning of the whole sentence.
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English translation:yes, it is.
Explanation:
Who would have a close look anyway to find out what is his or what is hers?
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Andy Lemminger
Canada
Local time: 03:33
Grading comment
Every answer contributing here is helpful. I need to select the fastest one. Thanks
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1Seems like a rhetorical question
Roland Grefer
naIt looks like a rhetorical question.
Rasha Brinkmann-Yahya
nayes, it is.
Andy Lemminger


  

Answers


8 mins
yes, it is.


Explanation:
Who would have a close look anyway to find out what is his or what is hers?


    own experience
Andy Lemminger
Canada
Local time: 03:33
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1127
Grading comment
Every answer contributing here is helpful. I need to select the fastest one. Thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Maya Jurt: Welche von ihr, welche von ihm? Yopu can't say that without knowing the context.
22 mins

agree  Alexander Schleber: except for a comma after "anyway", this sounds reasonable
27 mins
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36 mins
It looks like a rhetorical question.


Explanation:
...who would have a closer look to see which are from him or which are from her?

Rasha Brinkmann-Yahya
Local time: 05:33
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 39
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Seems like a rhetorical question


Explanation:
... who's going to pay attention (in that situation) anyway, to (determine) which are his and which are hers?


Roland Grefer
Local time: 05:33
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ulrike Lieder: Strikes me that the question seems to pertain to "blended families" - which kids are his, which are hers.
3 hrs
  -> Could be; or could be about books and CDs, or videos, or other material things. Hard to tell. You're right. Kids, too.
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