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RexV

RexV

Hi,

I have just seen this sentence:
“Im Bundes-Staat Florida gab es eine große Veranstaltung mit 20.000 Menschen. Sie finden: Trump ist ein guter Präsident. Sie haben laut gejubelt, als Trump gesagt hat: Ich kandidiere noch einmal”

Is it in German normal to use “Finden” when someone or some people agree/disagree with something?
 
Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo RexV,

Yes, you can use finden when you agree or disagree with someone or something, such as: Das finde ich auch. - “I agree with that.” 

Finden in your sentence however, is just the verb being used to show they have an opinion, like saying “they find“ or “they think“.

Viele Grüße
Julia
 
RexV

RexV

Hi again,

What is most common in practice to say here?

"Ich halte es für äußerst problematisch dass" vs. "Ich finde es für äußerst problematisch dass"

Best,

Rex

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo nochmal!

 

Both sentences are equally common - “Ich finde (…)” sounds just a little bit more informal. Please note that there always needs to be a comma before “dass”. 

 

Viele Grüße,

Julia

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