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Sentence #261836

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I walk to school every day.

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Objectivesea
Sep 24th 2014, 04:54
Mistranslation problem:
The English, French, Portuguese and Esperanto seem to mean "I walk" or "I go on foot".
But the German and Dutch seem to mean "I run".
patgfisher
Sep 24th 2014, 11:07
ich laufe can also be translated in German as I walk.

I'm not a native speaker and would welcome a native's comments.
brauchinet
Sep 24th 2014, 11:32 - edited Sep 24th 2014, 11:34
In some parts of the German speaking regions the verb "laufen" is used for "zu Fuß gehen" (walk), in others its usage is entirely limited to the meaning of "run".
Personally, reading the sentence "Ich laufe jeden Tag zur Schule", I'd believe that the person is actually running.
So this can be a source of confusion for German speakers as well, but I think the majority of speakers in Germany is used to this double meaning.

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