I always thought "Mittagessen" was "Middle day food" and now I know it's Lunch XD
It's ridiculous that your comment was down voted, as my part of England (maybe the same as yours) also uses the word dinner as the mid-day meal.
Interestingly, "Er ist Mittagessen" (It is lunch) is accepted as a correct answer. Is this because it's a valid homophone?
You are correct. "Er ist Mittagessen" translates to "He is lunch", which does not make sense. "It is lunch" would be "Es ist Mittagessen", which is not what is said here. Hope this helps!
No, "er" means "he" and "sie" (lowercase "s") means "she." Also, "sie" can mean "they," and "Sie" (capital "S") means you, formal. (Like at a business meeting.) Examples:
er isst Mittagessen = he eats lunch
sie isst Mittagessen = she eats lunch
sie essen Mittagessen = they eat lunch
Sie essen Mittagessen = you eat lunch (formal)
Note that for the formal "Sie," you use the "they" form of the verb. May seem like a lot, but keep practicing.
did anyone else just have the male voice say "Mittagess-ss-n"? That was hilarious, but I hope it doesn't happen again.
Hi, could anybody help me here, please? I've noticed that the 'g' sometimes sounds like a "k" Like "das Mittackessen." Also with "Ich mag" is that the correct pronunciation? Viele Danke peeps!
In general "b", "d" and "g" at the end of a syllable or a word are pronounced hard like "p", "t" respectively "k".
An exception are the words, they end with "-ng", because they are pronounced nasal.
Hi! Can you say "er isst Mittagessen" or "er isst das Mittagessen"? Is there a difference? Thanks.
Without the article it's a general announcement phrase. He has lunch, that's all. With the definite article you point out, what the person is eating - maybe allthough he doesn't like to eat it.
No, meal is in German "Essen", " Mahl" or "Mahlzeit", while "Mittagessen" is lunch. But some people use to say at lunchtime "Mahlzeit!" as a kind of greating between collegues :-)