JFK Gaffe

stephenc August 30, 2009, 5:31 pm
Hallo...

The quote from John Kennedy ( Ich bin ein Berliner ) is generally translated as, I am a jelly doughnut.
I realize the crowd understood what he meant, but could you please tell me the correct form he
should have used. Ich bin Berliner...???

Danke
JFK Gaffe
Paul-Weber August 31, 2009, 1:40 am
Hallo,

yes "Ich bin Berliner" is correct. More commonly used is "Ich komme aus Berlin"
As a woman you would say: "Ich bin Berlinerin".
Danke
Paul
JFK Gaffe

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