Yes it does. Telling a person they are practical is saying they are very capable at applying themselves at physical tasks in English.
It is used only with objekts : it is practical . But objekts in German can be He,She and also It. So you never say to so!eone you are practical, but when you are talking about an objekt or machine, yes. For example "Die Waschmaschine ist praktisch" which means "The washing machine is usefull" .
No. You're wrong. People can be practical. It means they can do a lot of practical, physical things, making things, fixing things etc.
Makes me think of the slogan for Ritter Sport chocolates, which come in squares. "Quadratisch. Praktisch. Gut." Squared, practical, good. Very German attributes ;)
Ironically, though, I find a square shape very impractical. The big blocks don't fit in a pocket like every other brand of chocolate does.
Pragmatic is more about how someone thinks, about their approach to problems. Practical is about their skills.
From what I understand praktisch translates to practical, which is a synonym for pragmatic, but pragmatisch translates into pragmatic.
No. Sensible is about how someone thinks and acts. Practical is about their abilities.
What's the meaning? I don't get it. What is the context where you can use it?
If you can change a car tyre, stitch a hole in clothing, fix a leaky tap, you are practical, and in German praktisch (veranlagt). The other suggestions people are giving here don't fit. If you describe a person as useful, it means you only want to use them. Convenient doesn't work for people at all. Practical does work for people, contrary to what a lot of non-native speakers are asserting here.
i noticed the word also means useful, but it was not correct because this verb refers to a person. how do i say "you are useful" when describing a person?
= "Du bist nützlich." or "Du bist hilfreich."
I'd suggest using "hilfreich" if you intend to say something nice.
"Nützlich" often has the undertone of "nützlicher Idiot" - the person who is exploited and simply thrown away when you no longer need him or her.
So, what is the correct way to use the word praktisch? Examples? These comments are confusing.
To quote BenUserName:
"If you can change a car tyre, stitch a hole in clothing, fix a leaky tap, you are practical, and in German praktisch (veranlagt). The other suggestions people are giving here don't fit. If you describe a person as useful, it means you only want to use them. Convenient doesn't work for people at all. Practical does work for people, contrary to what a lot of non-native speakers are asserting here."
Ich kenne wirklich keinen, der sagt : "Du bist praktisch." Es hört sich einfach nur seltsam an :D
A woman telling to a friend that her husband is hugly but at least he's practical. (#Foresti)
Can this ever mean that someone has a practical mindset? ( A calm, grounded, thoughtful person.)
You cant! say to a person, that he is practical in german! Tools are ie
Not true at all. I'm a native English speaker. You can say people are practical. In German, you usually say praktisch veranlagt