Ich schminke mich lieber als er sich.
is this incorrect or correct?
German - Reiny, Friday, March 1, 2013 at 6:27pm
Ich schminke mich lieber als ...
I would rather put make-up on myself than ...
the "als er sich" sounds very clumsy and awkward and I cannot tell what you are trying to say.
Can you state the English sentence that you are trying to translate?
German - d, Friday, March 1, 2013 at 6:32pm
there is none. im trying to determine if that sentence is grammatically correct or incorrect.
German - Julia, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 10:12pm
This IS grammatically correct, but it sounds weird (no offense :P).
It means "I would rather put on make-up than he would", more or less. There would be better-sounding ways to say this although it is correct.