"The breakfast is not good."
Translation:Das Frühstück ist nicht gut.
I thought I was taught in an earlier lesson that "nicht" should be placed at the end of the sentence. Can someone clarify?
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
And I think nicht also negates the verb? Like how in English there's: aren't, can't,etc?
How am i supposed to keep track with Das Die and Der?! It seems so inconsistent and for a newbie it's just to much to memorize
Check out this joke about German definite articles: http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/german-articles-because-❤❤❤❤-you-thats-why.jpg lol...
The best advice inwas given was to learn the definite article with the word. I think of apple as "der Apfel" not "Apfel"
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 would argue that "Das Frühstück ist schlecht" should also be accepted, as it's what you're more likely to hear.
You are thinking too much in literal translation. If I were to say that "The breakfast is bad" versus "The breakfast is not good", I would be more inclined to eat the "not good" breakfast versus the "bad". They have different meanings.
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
"Negation mit nicht", is a rule that works like this: you use it(nicht-word) BEFORE an Angabe word & you use it AFTER a Verben/bestimmtartikel-objekt.
Why "Das Frühstück ist nicht lecker" is wrong ? Cannot we use lecker with a negation ?
I give up i accidentally pressed it instead of the back button and it was the last fricken one and now im really fricken po'd
Does the hs in Fruhstuck make the sh sound in German? And if it does, then sch isn't the only combination of letters that makes that sound right? Are there any others?
I thought nein meant no which can also be used as not. so confused. Please help
A German speaker can correct me, but it seems to me that "nein" is a single-word answer to a yes-or-no question, and "nicht" translates to and from "not".