when i see "klein", i think hey, that one means "clean", but it is actually "small". does anyone have a tip for me to remember that?
Smalls is another name for underwear so i always think of calvin klein underwear (klein = small)
So, Calvin's small underwear.
Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart - A little night music.
Why not, "Die Blumen sind klein nicht"?
Because nicht klein has to be in that order: you are negating the adjective.
We usually negate the adjective right? I have seen nicht at last many times
No. Die blumen sind nicht klein => the flowers are not small. It can be translated word-for-word the thing being negated is the adjective (small)
Ich gehe nicht => I do not go. the thing being negated is the action (going)
Your sentence is only possible as a question: "Die Blumen sind klein, nicht (wahr)?", like "... isn't it?".
I have put small and short for klein and both have been wrong. Is there some context I am missing?
"small" is part of the recommended translation. Presumably you made another mistake somewhere else in the sentence.
Maybe as the first reply said, and your mistake was probably the "s" for the plural of flower !
I put "short" for "klein", and it marked me incorrect, and stated that I should have typed "small". I had even pluralized "flower". The second time, I inserted "small" and it was correct. Should have been correct the first time.
Small is used for indicating the size..
Wheras short is used for indicating the height..so uh can't use short instead of small right ?
I meant, the lesson should have marked me as correct the first time.
I think you would use kurz for short not klein
Yes you would. Kleine Blumen would refer to actually slamm flowers. Either comparing daisies to roses (daisies are smaller) or they have small blossoms.
I wrote the translation above, and was counted as wrong.
Why not short? Flowers can be short.
Hello, Alex! "Kurz" is the word for short. "Klein" just means "small". Unlike the German language, when English speakers call someone small, little, or tiny, it can mean he/she is short.