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Why is when you say I'm very good, not ich sehr gut?

e-rocketgerman

Why is when you say I'm very good, not ich sehr gut?

Byron-K21

Hi, Not sure I fully understand the question. Maybe Paul does. You need a verb in German, so it would be "Ich bin sehr gut" to be the equivalent of "I'm very good" in English. German uses "gut" as both an adverb and adjective whereas in English we use good and well although people often aren't careful to make the distinction in casual speech.

Paul-Weber

Hi E.rocketfun, 'I'm very good' as in good in doing something has the same word order as in English. 'Ich bin sehr gut.' A complete sentence is build by at least with one verb, subject and object. Cheers Paul

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