Ich bin dazu da,...

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by thecomfyarmchair, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. thecomfyarmchair New Member

    English - Scotland
    I was wondering if this meant 'I am there to...',

    z.B. Ich bin dazu da, die Kinder zur richtigen Zeit an den richtigen Ort zu bringen.

    I'm reading some German short stories and exam papers in preparation for exams :) Danke im Voraus!
     
  2. grafkoks Junior Member

    german
    Ich verstehe das im Sinne von "es ist meine Aufgabe".
     
  3. Perseas Senior Member

    Athens - GR
    Greek
    Literally "dazu" means here "for this purpose": "I am there for this purpose ".
     
  4. estoy_lerniendo Senior Member

    English - U.S. (Midwest)
    Welcome, thecomfyairchair.

    Yes, as you suspected, given that it means "es ist meine Aufgabe (grafkoks)," then a possible translation into English could be "I am there to bring the children to the right place at the right time" (with the same sense of "task").
     
  5. thecomfyarmchair New Member

    English - Scotland
    Thank you all very much :) Very clear and concise explanations! Couldn't have asked for anything better, Danke :)
     
  6. perpend

    perpend Senior Member

    American English
    In American English, I'd say "It's my job to ..."
     

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