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What's the different between frisst and isst? I don't understand that...
True but its normally when being rude to someone. It's similar to saying someone gobbles down their food.
Always read the lesson notes before doing a lesson, it will save you a lot of trouble :-)
What is the plural of spider? I can't seem to find it in the list. Would it be die Spinnen?
Is there a rule for when to use "i before e" or "e before i" in certain situations? It seems very confusing
It has to do with pronunciations. "Ie" is pronounced "ee" whereas "ei" is pronounced like a long i or like "eye"
Is there a difference between eats and is eating? And how do you tell which one is which in the sentence?
In English He eats is an example of the simple present, but it is a poor example because it lacks context. A more useful example is He eats fruit. It expresses the idea that he has the habit of eating fruit.
In English He is eating is the present continuous which is used when an action is happening or in progress when speaking. For example, He is eating fruit, or He is eating dinner now, but he can return your call later
If I understand correctly, German does not have a present continuous or progressive verb tense. I've noticed that Duo German for English Speakers sometimes accepts both the simple present and the present continuous in English answers to German exercises, but I don't know enough German to explain why.
"the spider eats a bee" isn't grammatically correct. It doesn't eat this one bee everyday. In the present simple tense, it needs to be "the spider eats bees", but then that's not a translation of the German sentence provided. So it needs to be in the present continuous tense to be grammatically correct with "eine Biene". "The spider is eating a bee"