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Verneinung 2

65 [sixty-five]

Negation 2

Negation 2

65 [fünfundsechzig]


Verneinung 2

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Is the ring expensive? Is- d-- R--- t----? Ist der Ring teuer? 0 +
No, it costs only one hundred Euros. Ne--- e- k----- n-- h------ E---. Nein, er kostet nur hundert Euro. 0 +
But I have only fifty. Ab-- i-- h--- n-- f------. Aber ich habe nur fünfzig. 0 +
Are you finished? Bi-- d- s---- f-----? Bist du schon fertig? 0 +
No, not yet. Ne--- n--- n----. Nein, noch nicht. 0 +
But I’ll be finished soon. Ab-- g----- b-- i-- f-----. Aber gleich bin ich fertig. 0 +
Do you want some more soup? Mö------ d- n--- S----? Möchtest du noch Suppe? 0 +
No, I don’t want anymore. Ne--- i-- w--- k---- m---. Nein, ich will keine mehr. 0 +
But another ice cream. Ab-- n--- e-- E--. Aber noch ein Eis. 0 +
Have you lived here long? Wo---- d- s---- l---- h---? Wohnst du schon lange hier? 0 +
No, only for a month. Ne--- e--- e---- M----. Nein, erst einen Monat. 0 +
But I already know a lot of people. Ab-- i-- k---- s---- v---- L----. Aber ich kenne schon viele Leute. 0 +
Are you driving home tomorrow? Fä---- d- m----- n--- H----? Fährst du morgen nach Hause? 0 +
No, only on the weekend. Ne--- e--- a- W---------. Nein, erst am Wochenende. 0 +
But I will be back on Sunday. Ab-- i-- k---- s---- a- S------ z-----. Aber ich komme schon am Sonntag zurück. 0 +
Is your daughter an adult? Is- d---- T------ s---- e--------? Ist deine Tochter schon erwachsen? 0 +
No, she is only seventeen. Ne--- s-- i-- e--- s-------. Nein, sie ist erst siebzehn. 0 +
But she already has a boyfriend. Ab-- s-- h-- s---- e---- F-----. Aber sie hat schon einen Freund. 0 +

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