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"Kann ich ihr fotografieren?" (Can I take your (a girl) photo?)

Ist die Frage ist richtig oder falsch?

  • Das ist eine Frage, die das Lexikon beantwortet" vtr, jemand(en)/etwas fotografieren. – rogermue Dec 25 '14 at 4:38
  • Wenn du fragst, ob ein Satz richtig oder falsch ist, gib bitte an, welcher Teil Dir Probleme bereitet bzw. worüber Du unsicher bist. – Wrzlprmft Dec 25 '14 at 9:43
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Falsch. Es muss heißen

Kann ich Sie fotografieren? (May I take your picture)

  • Entschuldigung, "Sie" is meaning "You". How can I say, "take Your photos". – AAI Dec 19 '14 at 7:23
  • Conveniently, Sie refers to both a single person and a group (polite form). If you are on familiar terms, it would be "dich" (single person) or "euch" (group). – Ingmar Dec 19 '14 at 7:31
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    Ihr would be "your", but the German expression doesn't refer to the photo as such (ihr Foto = your picture) but the act of taking the picture instead (Darf ich Sie fotografieren = lit. may I photograph you). – Ingmar Dec 19 '14 at 9:06
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    No. Firstly, music is not an activity :) Secondly, it is not about the personal aspect. It's just that the construction to take one's picture is not used in German and instead we say to take a picture of something. Your examples are something completely different and are translated to Ich mag Ihre Musik / Ihr Lächeln – Harald Dec 19 '14 at 9:41
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    No, it's Ich liebe Ihre Musik and Ich liebe Ihr Lachen. Unfortunately this is not the venue to go into greater detail. – Ingmar Dec 19 '14 at 9:42
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Die deutsche Konstruktion ist "jemanden fotografieren", also beispielsweise

Sie fotografiert ihn.

(She is taking his picture.)

The rest is left as an exercise to the reader ;)

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When talking to a child, I would rather say:

Darf ich ein Foto von dir machen?

This sounds very natural to me. The verb dich fotografieren sounds a little bit more formal, but only a little bit.

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