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Hat oder ist passiert? Seems like I can't find a detailed answer for my question. I know that both forms are used, but which one is the correct one? And why is the other one used? Like I always hear "was ist passiert?" But also my book says that the right form is "hat passiert". So why I always hear natives say "was ist passiert?"? Thanks! :)
Jun 23, 2015 9:22 PM
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Both versions are possible. But they have completely different meanings: "Was ist heute passiert?" <--- "What happened today?" "Er hat die Grenze passiert" <--- "He crossed/passed the borders"
June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015
Language Skills
Arabic, English, German, Turkish
Learning Language
German, Turkish