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German 1st person imperative Hi, I know that there is no such a thing as 1st person imperative in German, but what if I want to say something like "wake up!" or "Stop sleeping!" to myself in the morning? Should I just use 2nd person imperative and say "Wach auf!" (or "Aufwachsen!" ?) and "Hör auf zu schlafen!"? Vielen Dank!
Sep 19, 2019 2:56 AM
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My suggestion: Jetzt komm schon, steh endlich auf! Grammatically there is no difference. https://mein-deutschbuch.de/imperativ.html#targetText=Der%20Imperativ%20gilt%20also%20nur,und%20die%20Höflichkeitsform%20"Sie".&targetText=Für%20Personen%2C%20die%20man%20duzt,die%20konjugierte%20Endung%20"st".
September 19, 2019
Isn't that really what you do in English too? I guess you'd rather say "get up, you lazy bum" than "get up, I lazy bum" to yourself, wouldn't you?
September 19, 2019
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