"The breakfast is not good."
Translation:Das Frühstück ist nicht gut.
I was confused by this, too, NealBertelsen. I found the following solution:
"Nicht" precedes the specific word that you want to negate. >> For adjectives with the verb "sein" >>> ex) Mein Lehrer ist freundlich - Mein Lehrer ist nicht freundlich. >>> Ich bin müde - Ich bin nicht müde.
I found this at the following site: http://courseware.nus.edu.sg/e-daf/kimdh/Elementary%20German%20I/Einheit7/Grammar_Negation.htm
Check out this joke about German definite articles: http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/german-articles-because-❤❤❤❤-you-thats-why.jpg lol...
There are some rules and mostly they're about what the word is ending in like Banane die - feminin because because the word ends with - e, so it's the easiest to get, der and das get very tricky for example words ending in - chen always das etc. Mostly learn by heart at this point. Plus it will only get trickier with other cases coming into play... It's loads of fun anyway! Good luck!
The gender of most nouns in German can't really be guessed just by looking at the German word, however there are a few guidelines to help: such as all nouns relating to males are masculine, relating to infants are neuter. In some cases you can tell by endings, though these are inconsistent. Der is for masculine mind, ie is for feminine and das is for neuter.
I don't think it is, some peeps notified up there why it is, so as far as I can recollect, as a general rule: 'nicht' precedes adjectives, and passes beyond verbs. http://courseware.nus.edu.sg/e-daf/kimdh/Elementary%20German%20I/Einheit7/Grammar_Negation.htm
Help, please! I have changed setting after setting but my phone keeps 'correcting' me & wrecking my sentences. E. g. D durch becomes Dutch, and much worse, ist becomes is. This seems to also happen just as the sentence is being sent to Duo, in a split second. It is tiring and disheartening when you build a big sentence only for Duo to fail it because after being carefully checked, the phone changed it.