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"Eine Tasse ist nicht gut."

January 25, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/icecoon

Zwei M├Ądchen, eine Tasse!

March 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Saboteur

I got it right, "A cup is not good". But what would this sentence really be in English since this is something I've never said? Is the cup itself bad or broken or insufficient?

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Trespasser

"What should we use to catch all this rain that's pouring through our leaky roof?"

"A cup is not good."

"Thanks, Captain Obvious!"

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kyky
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Can a cup be "bad"? That sounds like personification to me. I'd say "insufficient" for whatever.

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ger--Man

I think all it's saying is "we don't like cups."

March 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ger--Man

and we like glass cups or I don't like this kind of cup.

March 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lzd
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how about 'Eine Tasse ist gut niche'?

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/marioaae

And what about Eine Tasse ist schlecht?

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ger--Man

Well yes but I think they mean kind of a differentiated thing. Right?

March 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Plokhi

I understand that in german as "One cup is not good enough", implicating "we need more!", the translation just seems awkward.

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Blomeley
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I agree, most of the examples here would be more natural as either "A cup is not good enough" (as you said) "A cup isn't any good" or perhaps best, "A cup is no good".

May 7, 2013
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