"Der Mann isst nicht Nudeln."

Translation:The man does not eat pasta.

January 1, 2013



Wouldn't the sentence be better as: Der Mann isst Nudeln nicht? The way it is now, I would expect it to continue with something like "but ...". But I may be mistaken...

January 1, 2013


Yes, this sentence is weird and definitely needs to be followed by "sondern Kartoffeln" or something like that. If you just want to say "The man does not eat pasta.", you say "Der Mann isst keine Nudeln." This sentence can also be followed by "sondern Kartoffeln" but then the intonation is different.

January 1, 2013


How come it lets you conjugate noodles? I laughed.

February 5, 2013


Because apparently "nudeln" is also a verb meaning "to cram".

March 14, 2013


That's because he prefers drinking oil :)

February 16, 2013


How would you say: "The man does not eat pasta" instead of "The man isn't eating pasta".

March 4, 2013
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