alright thx for telling! I was kinda confused as to why "wasser" sounded like "vasser"
There are some words where V isn't pronounced like an F.
For example das Verb (the verb), die Universität (the university), among others.
Please note though, that these are loanwords from English.
If I were to use this in the middle of a sentence, should both 'Brot' and 'wasser' be capitalized?
All nouns are capitalised in German, no matter where they occur in a sentence.
It honestly is really helpful when trying to identify nouns, I wish all languages had that.
No . B in Brot is pronounced as B only. What changes is the pronounciation of "r" in this. While pronouncing "r" in German,you have to get the uvula – that little thing hanging in the back of your throat – to vibrate. So it pretty much sounds like "Bhhot".
only in "Brötchen"! That is a very small bread, the kind you would use for a hamburger or a subway.
I guess it's like pronouncing [b] and then pronouncing [R] from French. I haven't taken the German phonetics to study hard, cause I'm a beginner, but I see that sound as seemed like R from French. Would be interesred to know some phonems from other languages.
Its like saying "Bhhot" but harder, the b seems a bit hard at the start.
No, not really. Das Brot is NOT a sound-alike (homophone) for das Boot. Brot has an /r/ sound, while Boot does not.
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Because it's wrong.
You can't use ss and ß interchangeably; for example, in Massen "in massive quantities" and in Maßen "in limited quantities" mean more or less the opposite thing.
Use ss after a short vowel and ß after a long vowel.
Wasser has a short a and so only ss is correct.
I haven't got to the Massen/Maßen lesson yet so maybe it will be explained then. But would they be pronounced "MASS-in/MAY-sin"? Why or why not?
The term “long” here refers to the duration of the sound, that is, how long the speaker holds it. The difference is probably in microseconds, but it is perceptible.
Because the word Mädchen has neuter gender (like all words in -chen) and Frau has feminine gender.
Grammatical gender does not always correspond to natural gender. For example, Person (person) is always feminine grammatically even when it refers to a male person. And objects such as knives, forks, and spoons also have grammatical gender.
Best to learn the gender along with each word.
How do you pronounce the r in brot here? I'm imagining a french glottal r or a german ch sound
Wow, I've just replied this point to another one. Amazing. So I think I'm right. I studied French, so I think it's very close to that [R] used as in 'très', for example, but with some different specific articulation, depending on the consonants and vowels near.
/bʁoːt ʊnt ˈva.sɐ/
If you're IPA-illiterate, then that's roughly broht unt vasa, with a French r sound. It isn't silent, just guttural (in the very back of the throat).
- it's a "type what you hear" exercise (in that case, you're support to type the German words you hear -- not translate them into English)
- it's a multiple-choice exercise and you have marked ALL the correct answers (more than one may be correct: sometimes two, very rarely even all three)
If you still can't find the error, perhaps you can provide a screenshot.
Brot und wasser is bread and water but when i type it its saying im wrong
When that happens to me, I find that clicking on the SMALL, (slower version) speaker icon button to repeat what was said DOES work when the LARGE, (regular spread) speaker icon button does NOT work for that sentence.
At the end of a word, yes -- for example, Tod "death" and tot "dead" sound identical.
Similarly with B and P and with G and K. Voiced consonants are devoiced at the end of a word.
But at the beginning of a syllable, D/T, B/P, G/K sound different: Daten "data" and Taten "acts" do not sound the same.
I can't make out if the T is pronounced in Brot. It sounds like it is but can someone confirm?
Are all nouns capitalized?
This is mentioned in the tips and notes to the very first unit, so I suspect you haven't been reading the tips and notes -- perhaps you weren't even aware of them.
Please read the tips and notes before starting each lesson unit.
To do so, visit the Duolingo website https://www.duolingo.com/ ; once you have chosen the unit, click/tap on the lightbulb to access the tips and notes:
If so, why?
It's simply a spelling rule.
Why are names capitalised in English? Why is the first letter of a sentence capitalised in English?
It's simply a convention.
Guess it doesn't like the symbol
That is correct.
which means the same.
No. In standard written English, the only correct spelling is "and".
You won't find & as a replacement in edited text such as newspaper articles or books, at least none from this century.
& and "and" are not interchangeable in standard written English.
(Colloquial usage is something else, but this course expects something more standard, without "you = u" or "going to = gonna" or similar colloquialisms.)
Did it just out of curiosity to see if it would be accepted. No biggie but. The ampersand (&) has been part of standard written Eng long before Duo even existed. Maybe just like the ' in isn't etc it should be accepted as a general means of shortening text. After all we are not talking about SMS language here. Like I mentioned it is not a big issue. It is just the programmer in me getting a bit pedantic
Is R pronounced in Brot? and how about the er in words like Wasser? is it like "vasa"?
Do you say Brot like, bwoht? Like saying it from the back of your tongue?
Does no one know the answer to our question? Are "b" words pronounced with a "p" sound?
Brot sounds like "Beqot" ? I think r in German is pronounced like r in French