Lesson 3.8. Did you know.

danielheath

danielheath

Hello there.
Can you please tell me why es becomes it in the translation   es weiss= it knows.
                                            Thank you in advance Daniel.
Paul-Weber

Paul-Weber

Hi Daniel,

I am not sure I understand your question. 'Es' is 'it' in English and it is the singular form like 'ich' = 'I' and that is why it is the singular verb form 'weiß'. It is a correct sentence.

Does that answer your question?
Paul
 
danielheath

danielheath

Hi Paul.
Thank you for the reply. I don't doubt for one minute that the sentence was correct. Why I should mix up es and ist is ridiculous. I think I spent too many hours on the lesson. I really want to achieve something now at my age. 71. In my schooling days you were classed as factory fodder so I want to prove to myself that you can achieve anything if you are serious
about learning..

                                                Thank you Paul.

                                                 Daniel.
Paul-Weber

Paul-Weber

Hi Daniel,

No problem at all. I am here to help. We often can get caught up with little grammar details. Try the "The Pomodoro Technique'. Set an alarm for 25min and study intensively then give yourself a 5 min break. After 100min give yourself a 15-20 minute break. It really helps keeping you focused.  We have quite a few retired learners at Rocket Languages and I remember the topic coming up before. There was even a link to an article posted, which I can't find right now. Byron or anyone feel free to post a link or take part in the conversation. The core message of the study was that if your age gives you an advantage in language learning than it is for children that haven't reached puberty yet. So only for the time between birth to puberty children learn faster and easier than other age groups. After that it really doesn't matter if your 25, 50 or 75. Your learning progress depends on other factors like your environment, learning opportunities, your motivation and learning techniques rather than your age. Your age shouldn't discourage you at all learning anything. If your interested in enhancing your learning experience have a look at Daniel Coyles book, "The Talent Code". 

Schöne Grüße

Paul

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