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"Das ist ein Tier."

Translation:This is an animal.

January 10, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sball88

How do you know when "das" means "this" or "that"? And what about "dies" and "dass"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrystal.c2

Thats an easy one to remember. Houstier literally sounds like house animal to me so thats how I remember it. An animal that lives in the house is a pet. So it makes sense to me lol. Hope that helps ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David_Foote

I thought Tier was pet and then it said it was animal or beast, so the second time it came up I translated Tier to beast and it said it was just animal. Is beast not a good substitution?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ComboViera

Why not "It is an animal"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Menschenkind

It = Es; 'Das' is more definite. Example: - What's that noise?! - That's an animal. Although you might use 'it' in english, german needs a 'das' there.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mcharcos

Why "Pet" is not a correct translation of Tier?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davye

ein Haustier = a pet


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nersar

Bechause Tier =Animel Houstier=Pet (House animal)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Severie

Sorry, my "this's an animal" wasn't accepted, warum?

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