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Sentence #3219918

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Inego Inego November 28, 2019, edited November 28, 2019 November 28, 2019 at 12:06:27 AM UTC, edited November 28, 2019 at 12:11:17 AM UTC link Permalink

Why "zu sprechen"? The original sentence is not "I'm here to talk to Tom".

Yorwba Yorwba November 28, 2019 November 28, 2019 at 7:12:38 PM UTC link Permalink

Both English "see" and German "sprechen" can be used to mean "meet", especially if "mit" is left out in German (i.e. not "mit Tom zu sprechen").

That makes this a very non-literal translation, but not wrong in my opinion.

Inego Inego November 29, 2019 November 29, 2019 at 12:19:03 AM UTC link Permalink

I see now. It's 5.b) in Duden. https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/sprechen
Thanks!

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This sentence was initially added as a translation of sentence #2740732I'm here to see Tom..

Ich bin gekommen, um Tom zu sprechen.

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