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Der Schuh ist in der Suppe?

Why does "der Suppe" translate to "that soup" and not "the soup"?

June 4, 2012

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/GuyFain

Der can be translated as either the or that, I think. It might be an error in the platform. You can always suggest!

June 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/El_Lutzo

The more interesting question is: Why the hack is the shoe in the soup?

June 7, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/jonwizard

Because soup is feminine, so it should be "die Suppe" unless you are using the dative form, in which case "der" is the female article. Almost all words ending in e are feminine.

June 18, 2012
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